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by DevonAid
01 Jan 2021, 11:37
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Sliding door switch & interior lighting?
Replies: 9
Views: 203

Re: Sliding door switch & interior lighting?

Thanks everyone, thats all super-helpful. The Devon doesn’t have headlining in the area described, rather carpet covered board, so the original interior light cut-out seems to be obscured. But I now know what should be there, as well as how and where to approach re-fitting a light there, which would...
by DevonAid
31 Dec 2020, 18:07
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Sliding door switch & interior lighting?
Replies: 9
Views: 203

Sliding door switch & interior lighting?

Went mad recently and bought new interior light switches for the cab doors: interior lighting to the cab restored (previous switch cleaning efforts resulted in short-lived success). But also noticed there is a door switch for the sliding door, with a wire attached. What light is this supposed to ope...
by DevonAid
23 Sep 2020, 16:55
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: 1.9 DF: bypass air cut-off solenoid power supply
Replies: 5
Views: 920

Re: 1.9 DF: bypass air cut-off solenoid power supply

Just Kampers part number, as requested:
JK PART NUMBER: J12064
by DevonAid
15 Sep 2020, 17:59
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: 1.9 DF: bypass air cut-off solenoid power supply
Replies: 5
Views: 920

Re: 1.9 DF: bypass air cut-off solenoid power supply

Just following up on this: wiring mods still resulted in occasional lack of idle and needing to restart several times once it came off auto-choke, until it 'settled'. After two replacement carb solenoids from our favourite supplier, I got a third one from Just Kampers (I know, I know) which looked l...
by DevonAid
17 Jun 2020, 20:18
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: 1.9 DF: bypass air cut-off solenoid power supply
Replies: 5
Views: 920

Re: 1.9 DF: bypass air cut-off solenoid power supply

Thank you, seems like a sensible solution.

I’m not aware I’ve changed the way this has been wired in nearly 15 years of ownership, so not sure why its become an issue now, but will follow this advice. Cheers!
by DevonAid
15 Jun 2020, 20:43
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: 1.9 DF: bypass air cut-off solenoid power supply
Replies: 5
Views: 920

1.9 DF: bypass air cut-off solenoid power supply

Attention 1.9 DF owners or wiring diagram experts: Assistance appreciated! The power supply to the bypass air cut-off solenoid valve on our 1.9 DF (with Solex carb) is currently daisy-chained from a power supply to both the automatic choke heater and the thermo-switch for the manifold pre-heater (bu...
by DevonAid
07 Jun 2020, 19:02
Forum: Campers
Topic: T25 1980 devon Table and wardrobe door sizes?
Replies: 1
Views: 489

Re: T25 1980 devon Table and wardrobe door sizes?

1985 Devon sizes as follows (measured twice to be sure):
Table: 874mm x 533mm
Rear wardrobe: 612mm x 473mm
‘Bed lower drawer’ assumed to be lower cupboard under rear seat: 761mm x 258mm

Good luck with the refit
by DevonAid
18 Sep 2019, 07:44
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox Work in London
Replies: 4
Views: 1089

Re: Gearbox Work in London

I agree with using the above recommended specialists, however if you are looking for an alternative initial local opinion/discussion, Helical Gearboxes in London SE4 have a good local reputation from friends who have used them for non-VW gearbox and other work (although I haven’t used them personall...
by DevonAid
25 Jul 2019, 17:39
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Stuck in 3rd gear
Replies: 44
Views: 5871

Re: Stuck in 3rd gear

Are you back on the road?
Reading through this post is like watching a box set series - with the last episode missing!
Be great to get the happy ending finale.
by DevonAid
25 Jul 2019, 17:09
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Volkswagen - turning owners into mechanics (pretend ones)
Replies: 11
Views: 1762

Re: Volkswagen - turning owners into mechanics (pretend ones)

Commendable and inspiring effort, excellent work!
Thanks for taking the time to share the story with us.
by DevonAid
23 Mar 2019, 17:31
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Any body else partial to a sniff?
Replies: 14
Views: 2572

Re: Any body else partial to a sniff?

Yep, guilty of this particularly after a long journey. If a picture is worth a thousand words, is a sniff worth a couple of dozen? As our engines are not immediately accessible, a quick sniff could identify immediate problems is the way I look at it - fuel, oil, also being able to hear the meow of a...
by DevonAid
29 Jun 2018, 18:09
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: NO SPARK ISSUE, Any help much appreciated!
Replies: 6
Views: 2047

Re: NO SPARK ISSUE, Any help much appreciated!

Appreciate this thread, its been most helpful. The van has been getting very little use of late (750 miles between the last MOTs) and highly unusually wouldn’t start this week. No spark identified, so after a review of the steps in this thread, promptly identified as corroded coil connections- and a...
by DevonAid
17 Sep 2017, 18:40
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Having trouble getting recon DF engine to run smoothly
Replies: 5
Views: 1432

Re: Having trouble getting recon DF engine to run smoothly

General misfire and power issues on DF's (amongst others) can relate back to air intake and exhaust system leakage issues. If it's a rebuilt DF, are you 100% certain intakes and exhaust went back on properly and are leak-free? Was the carb swapped from the original engine and generally running ok pr...
by DevonAid
13 May 2017, 17:37
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Help!!! Alternator has fallen off
Replies: 11
Views: 1983

Re: Help!!! Alternator has fallen off

Managed to very, very carefully drill and helicoil repair mine in situ some time back, so it can be done. No further issues to date.