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by clift_d
Yesterday, 21:01
Forum: Campers
Topic: Westfalia waste water
Replies: 4
Views: 116

Re: Westfalia waste water

A PDF of the waste water tank mounting instructions can be found here, courtesy of WestfaliaT3.
by clift_d
11 Oct 2020, 18:50
Forum: Any Other Matters
Topic: Van security
Replies: 4
Views: 226

Re: Van security

Most people have a combination of different types, usually a very visible physical security device such as a good steering lock or pedal lock, alongside less visible measures such as an immobiliser and/or tracker.
by clift_d
10 Oct 2020, 13:36
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: JX LDA Repair kit,
Replies: 4
Views: 81

Re: JX LDA Repair kit,

It's been a while since I ordered anything from them, but if I recall correctly you tell them what you want, they send you an invoice with banking details for you to send payment by IBAN / BIC bank transfer, and then they dispatch once the payment has cleared.
by clift_d
10 Oct 2020, 12:34
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: JX LDA Repair kit,
Replies: 4
Views: 81

Re: JX LDA Repair kit,

Dieselkontor in Germany own the machine that makes the JX LDAs, so if you want a new one you would be best to buy from them: https://www.dieselkontor.de/images/upload/LDA.jpg https://www.dieselkontor.de/index.php?cPath=58_59 Be aware that they do several different version, including one with a stron...
by clift_d
20 Sep 2020, 17:42
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Blue main beam tell tale not working.
Replies: 10
Views: 364

Re: Blue main beam tell tale not working.

If it’s an earth issue, and that would be the first thing I’d check, then you need to check the earth crowns. There are two of them next to each other under the dash by the A-pillar on the left side of the vehicle. Disconnect the various earth leads, clean up the tabs with a bit of wet and dry, a th...
by clift_d
18 Sep 2020, 08:04
Forum: Any Other Matters
Topic: Tow Capacity of 1991 T25 Westfalia, 1.6
Replies: 3
Views: 271

Tow Capacity of 1991 T25 Westfalia, 1.6

Generally speaking, the maximum weight a T25 with a decent towbar and a 1.6TD engine can tow is 600kg for an unbraked trailer, or 1500kg for a braked trailer. However some cheaper towbars are not as robust as others, and may have a lower weight limit. There should be a metal plate / tag attached to ...
by clift_d
15 Sep 2020, 16:20
Forum: Syncro
Topic: good condition front sub frame for LHD VW 1986 T25 Syncro Joker
Replies: 8
Views: 466

Re: good condition front sub frame for LHD VW 1986 T25 Syncro Joker

If you want those parts to last then you should try to get them galvanised somewhere before powdercoating. PPC is a reasonably decent looking finish but I wouldn't call it hardwearing, particularly if it's a component that's liable to take potential stone chips.
by clift_d
28 Aug 2020, 23:07
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Benefits of a front spoiler
Replies: 29
Views: 3592

Re: Benefits of a front spoiler

That’s not daft - partially inflated tyres have more flex in their side walls than fully inflated ones.
by clift_d
28 Aug 2020, 17:19
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Freddie’s Dead
Replies: 4
Views: 579

Re: Freddie’s Dead

That’s one of those jobs where you really should carry a spare and learn to change it yourself. Our auxiliary belt failed the evening before last on a dark country lane in Cornwall. When we’d found somewhere we could pull in it took about 30 minutes and one 13mm spanner to fit the spare we had, and ...
by clift_d
11 Aug 2020, 01:40
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Leisure Battery overheating need urgent advice please
Replies: 2
Views: 312

Leisure Battery overheating need urgent advice please

When a vehicle battery starts failing it can offgas hydrogen sulphide (H2S) which smells of bad eggs. So the smell they noticed as they were driving was likely due to the split charge system trying to charge the dying leisure battery, and causing this gas to be given off. As H2S gas can be harmful, ...
by clift_d
10 Aug 2020, 17:10
Forum: Syncro
Topic: Are these proper under run bars?
Replies: 9
Views: 832

Re: Are these proper under run bars?

I think it's to provide clearance to the gearbox nosecone.
by clift_d
29 Jul 2020, 20:45
Forum: Campers
Topic: Too hot up top? Newbie.
Replies: 6
Views: 809

Re: Too hot up top? Newbie.

Having some insulation in the hightop walls, and a light coloured exterior will help keep the heat of the sun out during the day. Roof skylights are probably essential as they allow hot air to escape.
by clift_d
29 Jul 2020, 09:38
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: 1.9 TDI Engine
Replies: 14
Views: 1089

Re: 1.9 TDI Engine

Do you know what the type code is for the engine? There are known conversions for certain specific engine codes, but the amount of work that’s required depends on which type you’ve got.
by clift_d
16 Jul 2020, 03:08
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Correct oil for a 1986 1.6 diesel JX engine code
Replies: 5
Views: 686

Correct oil for a 1986 1.6 diesel JX engine code

A high performance 15W/40 Mineral Oil is what is generally recommended for a JX engine. FYI - the correct oil grade is actually dependent on the typical ambient temperature that the vehicle operates in. There’s a handy chart in the VW owners manual that shows which grade and specification to use. A ...