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by DSM
12 Feb 2021, 10:59
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: Cabin heat, 1.8T conversion, extra pump?
Replies: 15
Views: 325

Re: Cabin heat, 1.8T conversion, extra pump?

Well it was -5C this morning and had not run the van for a couple of weeks. Started up and let tickover for a few minutes until the temperature gauge was reading 70C (normally sits at 90C) tuned fan on and plenty of heat on 1 and 2 but slight cooling on 3. Left on idle (800 rpm) with no loss of heat...
by DSM
12 Feb 2021, 09:25
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: 1.8 t at 50 degrees
Replies: 15
Views: 591

Re: 1.8 t at 50 degrees

Excellent :ok
by DSM
27 Jan 2021, 20:20
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: Cabin heat, 1.8T conversion, extra pump?
Replies: 15
Views: 325

Re: Cabin heat, 1.8T conversion, extra pump?

I looked back at my notes from 2013 when I decided to go 1.8T and there was a lot of discussion on the Samba about poor heater performance and many untried  ideas. I selected the Davies Craig EBP15 as the best solution however since then the price has escalated to around £80.00. The good news is it ...
by DSM
26 Jan 2021, 23:03
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: Cabin heat, 1.8T conversion, extra pump?
Replies: 15
Views: 325

Re: Cabin heat, 1.8T conversion, extra pump?

I agree that the performance is compromised at idle in cold weather as although the pump is more than adequate the  long pipe runs in parallel for the heater and radiator means the flow will take the easiest route and at low revs this is through the radiator. The donor vehicles have very short pipe ...
by DSM
24 Jan 2021, 16:21
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: 1.8 t at 50 degrees
Replies: 15
Views: 591

Re: 1.8 t at 50 degrees

Careful with that line as the original has a tiny orifice that joins the first section to the heatproof section. This is to damp the wastegate actuator response otherwise the boost cut will be quite savage. Mine was like slamming the brakes on at 4000 rpm. The good news is that the early management ...
by DSM
24 Jan 2021, 11:47
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: 1.8 t at 50 degrees
Replies: 15
Views: 591

Re: 1.8 t at 50 degrees

Used the same reservoir and charge cooler on mine. It coped easily with over 1 bar boost with inlet temperature only 15 degrees C above ambient in the summer. The high boost was caused by poor wastegate actuator response. Now reigned in to 0.5 bar which is much more comfortable. Check the section of...
by DSM
09 Jan 2021, 11:22
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: 1.8 t at 50 degrees
Replies: 15
Views: 591

Re: 1.8 t at 50 degrees

Hi Neil,
          looking good! Have a look at the transverse engine intake manifold as it should reduce the height a fair bit. More plumbing though!
Regards Duncan.
by DSM
14 Jul 2020, 18:52
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: The T3200E thread
Replies: 350
Views: 67592

Re: The T3200E thread

A bit of good fortune is always welcome when developing one off specials. I can't to see this on the road.
:ok
by DSM
16 Sep 2019, 14:06
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Fitting air con
Replies: 1
Views: 860

Re: Fitting air con

Car Builder Solutions have all the parts you need.
by DSM
06 Sep 2019, 10:01
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: SA Inner lights
Replies: 0
Views: 834

SA Inner lights

Has anyone come up with a solution for replacements other than Heritage please as my reflectors are shot?
by DSM
26 Mar 2019, 11:26
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: Best Engine to Meet Euro 4 or 6 Emissions? ULEZ issue
Replies: 27
Views: 6088

Re: Best Engine to Meet Euro 4 or 6 Emissions? ULEZ issue

The AGU/AEB 20v 1.8T engines are Euro 4 but I don't think that helps.
by DSM
25 Sep 2017, 09:45
Forum: Past Events & Meets
Topic: Adventure Overland '17
Replies: 11
Views: 6396

Re: Adventure Overland '17

Likewise! Good to see everyone again. What about the Spring meet ? I might be in a van by then :rofl
by DSM
08 Sep 2017, 14:08
Forum: Past Events & Meets
Topic: Adventure Overland - roll call
Replies: 28
Views: 11141

Re: Adventure Overland - roll call

I'm planning to make the haul up from the Angouleme hill climb again but won't be there until Sunday morning.
by DSM
30 Nov 2016, 12:24
Forum: Wheels & Tyres
Topic: What do I need?
Replies: 7
Views: 2214

Re: What do I need?

Hi,
I run 7 x 16 et 37 on my syncro with plenty of clearance and checking your size with an online size calculator you should have 4.7mm more clearance than me inside and just over 20mm more on the outside. I have no pinch weld on the trailing arms and have 20mm clearance with 215 x 70 BFG tyres.