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by lefty67
11 Dec 2020, 16:33
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Screen Wash Hose Size
Replies: 4
Views: 183

Re: Screen Wash Hose Size

https://www.brickwerks.co.uk/windscreen ... e-4x1.html

This one is 4mm but 3.2mm should be ok
by lefty67
10 Dec 2020, 19:05
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Carb not drawing in air
Replies: 23
Views: 731

Re: Carb not drawing in air

I would recommend you watch these videos made by sarran 1955 (posted earlier on). Will help you learn about your van, I was in the same boat as you when I got my first t3 and found his vids invaluable when I had my air cooled van. It's all a big learning curve but you'll get there in the end :ok htt...
by lefty67
10 Nov 2020, 20:35
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: The good old engine debate....
Replies: 31
Views: 1245

Re: The good old engine debate....

If you go down the diesel route then it might be worth having a chat with AW Engineering at Darwen, Lancs. They supply remanufactured vw diesel engines and are familiar with t3s. I had my aaz from them, not cheap but very happy with the engine and the service.
http://vwenginerecon.co.uk/
by lefty67
21 Oct 2020, 12:17
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fuel feed issues
Replies: 5
Views: 151

Re: Fuel feed issues

I had this problem. Check the pipes from the fuel filter. Change for proper fuel clips if you have jubilee clips on them. Took me ages to get an air tight seal.
by lefty67
12 Oct 2020, 17:39
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Coolant expansion tank completely empty.
Replies: 114
Views: 4832

Re: Coolant expansion tank completely empty.

I don't want to be the bringer of bad news but this sounds similar to the issues I had with my 1.9td aaz. System pressurising over a period of 12mths or more, perhaps stupidly did trips to France, Scotland and other places with the problem. It started with the coolant level staying above the max lin...
by lefty67
22 Aug 2020, 21:56
Forum: Campers
Topic: holdsworth villa 1 pop top replacement.
Replies: 5
Views: 561

Re: holdsworth villa 1 pop top replacement.

We had the same roof on our first van, it's called the Giant Riser. This company used to do replacement bellows for them but unfortunately due to ill health they have stopped trading, can still contact them via email though so might be able to point you in the right direction. http://www.poptop-part...
by lefty67
08 Aug 2020, 20:28
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: half an hour holiday (overheating)
Replies: 72
Views: 5184

Re: half an hour holiday (overheating)

Is the overflow tank behind the flap full?
by lefty67
29 Jul 2020, 16:37
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: New Starter Motor .. at a garage, or mobile auto-electrician
Replies: 9
Views: 1374

Re: New Starter Motor .. at a garage, or mobile auto-electrician

Did your friend have a look at the van to diagnose a broken timing belt?
by lefty67
25 Jul 2020, 09:00
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1.9DG turning over, won’t start - losing the will to keep her on the road...
Replies: 25
Views: 2788

Re: 1.9DG turning over, won’t start - losing the will to keep her on the road...

I had similar issues with my engine, albeit an aaz. Could possibly be a head gasket or head problem, as it reads like the cooling system is pressurising. If you get it started try and get a compression test or a leak down test (dont know how effective these are on a dg) Hopefully it wont be this but...
by lefty67
24 Jul 2020, 18:44
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1.9DG turning over, won’t start - losing the will to keep her on the road...
Replies: 25
Views: 2788

Re: 1.9DG turning over, won’t start - losing the will to keep her on the road...

Did you get your van back with the red light flashing and was the overflow tank behind the flap full after your drive?
by lefty67
21 Jul 2020, 16:17
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Radiator fan not kicking in
Replies: 41
Views: 5155

Re: Radiator fan not kicking in

Did the fan used to come on after your drive to work? I wouldn't expect the fan to come on after 25miles of mway driving. One of the only times my fan has come on was after being on the ramps with engine running for over an hour during an mot test. The other time was driving from crewe to Plymouth n...
by lefty67
19 Jul 2020, 20:44
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Radiator fan not kicking in
Replies: 41
Views: 5155

Re: Radiator fan not kicking in

Are you sure its getting hot enough to come on?
by lefty67
13 Jul 2020, 20:55
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Axle nut?
Replies: 12
Views: 1836

Re: Axle nut?

by lefty67
13 Jul 2020, 20:33
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Fridge help please!
Replies: 7
Views: 1110

Re: Fridge help please!

Zip ties and hazard lights!

Could be electrolux rm120

http://www.holdsworth.vwt25camper.info/ ... lla_1.html