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by pandkh
16 Jun 2015, 14:34
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: More buzzer of doom questions
Replies: 12
Views: 3925

Re: More buzzer of doom questions

Just updating the thread. I did my first long trip in the van since upgrading to 20w50 oil. 1hr 30mins at 65 - 70 mph, came off the A11 up to the roundabout and NO buzzer of doom. So I'm i'm at least pleased with that change. I still have the oil pressure gauge to fit, which I'll do before the summe...
by pandkh
20 May 2015, 21:02
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Time for a modern sound system - any thoughts?
Replies: 28
Views: 11094

Re: Time for a modern sound system - any thoughts?

I did a full stero upgrade as a project at Christmas. New head unit, digital 4 channel amp under passenger seat, sub woofer under drivers seat, new door cards , new set of component speakers in front doors( mids down low in original spot, tweeters near the window winder, passive crossover inside doo...
by pandkh
20 May 2015, 06:50
Forum: Wheels & Tyres
Topic: should your wheels spin freely
Replies: 1
Views: 1223

should your wheels spin freely

Hi In trying to resolve my buzzer of doom problem I just did my annual service. In addition to oil and filters, I lifted each wheel of the ground, spun it and shook it, left to right, top to bottom. Two of the wheels spin freely, the other two do not. I'm guessing this Isn't normal. Front near side,...
by pandkh
11 May 2015, 17:14
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: More buzzer of doom questions
Replies: 12
Views: 3925

Re: More buzzer of doom questions

My oil pressure guage and oil temp guage http://forum.club8090.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=139650&p=8058910&hilit=t+piece#p8053293" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; http://forum.club8090.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=140680&p=8060588&hilit=t+piece#p8060588...
by pandkh
11 May 2015, 11:58
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: More buzzer of doom questions
Replies: 12
Views: 3925

Re: More buzzer of doom questions

Does it have to be a 'Wet' gauge? Does an electrical gauge that has a 'wet' sender unit qualify? Or does it need to be a gauge that measures the oil directly . I have been looking since yesterday at fitting a dash mounted pressure gauge, but was looking at the electrical type. I'd like to see how th...
by pandkh
10 May 2015, 19:31
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: More buzzer of doom questions
Replies: 12
Views: 3925

More buzzer of doom questions

Hi I also have buzzer of doom problems. Mine will predictably come on as I slow at the first roundabout after a long stretch cruising at 65mph on a dual carriageway or motorway. After the roundabout it's usually fine, and it won't typically come on again once off the fast road and the speed slows (a...
by pandkh
21 Feb 2015, 19:52
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: How do you drain the coolant?
Replies: 1
Views: 873

How do you drain the coolant?

I mean, drain it properly. Obviously I can just undo a random hose and let coolant pee out all over the drive and run into the gutter and down the drain. But that doesn't sound very responsible. But 16 litres is a lot of fluid to capture, and then according to my Haynes, dispose of properly. What do...
by pandkh
21 Feb 2015, 18:41
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Dash removed. What should I do while it's off.
Replies: 15
Views: 3418

Re: Dash removed. What should I do while it's off.

Earth crowns. Tick.

One down, many more to go....
by pandkh
21 Feb 2015, 15:42
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Dash removed. What should I do while it's off.
Replies: 15
Views: 3418

Dash removed. What should I do while it's off.

Hi I decided to remove the dash in order to trace a water leak. What other routing jobs should I do while its off. I was thinking about greasing the bearing on the air blower motor Rinsing out the heater matrix Intermittent wash wipe Headlight relay mod Sounds like a lot now that i've written it dow...
by pandkh
21 Feb 2015, 15:38
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Water Pooling in footwell - NOT the windscreen!
Replies: 4
Views: 2928

Re: Water Pooling in footwell - NOT the windscreen!

Well I was right, it wasn't the windscreen. At least, not after I sealed it. I bit the bullet and took the dash out. No obvious signs of leakage, so got my helper to spray the van with water whilst i looked for a leak. It turns out it is leaking from the roof, with the water coming down the inside o...
by pandkh
13 Feb 2015, 14:44
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Water Pooling in footwell - NOT the windscreen!
Replies: 4
Views: 2928

Re: Water Pooling in footwell - NOT the windscreen!

Thanks, for replies so far. I have been waiting to try and catch it in the act. Which I have! So I at least know where it's dripping from, It's dripping from the big structural cross member that runs underneath the dash, painted same colour as van. This has a split at the bottom, which on mine at le...
by pandkh
06 Feb 2015, 09:24
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Water Pooling in footwell - NOT the windscreen!
Replies: 4
Views: 2928

Water Pooling in footwell - NOT the windscreen!

Yeah I've read the posts, water in the footwell, your windscreens leaking. So at the first little puddle I bought some windscreen mastic, little bead all the way round. Looked good I thought. Next day, puddle on the floor. Ok, maybe I could do a better job. Ran a bead of said mastic all around the b...
by pandkh
02 Nov 2014, 19:29
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Non-vw, headlights stopped working, looking for advice
Replies: 0
Views: 1079

Non-vw, headlights stopped working, looking for advice

Hi Apologies for posting non vw related stuff but I know there are some electrical experts here and I'm looking for advice. I returned from holiday to gatwick last night, picked up the car(Renault grand scenic) from the valet parking and hit the M23. I didn't notice until I overtook the car in front...
by pandkh
04 Sep 2014, 17:08
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Tool to remove Radius Rod Nuts?
Replies: 4
Views: 2747

Tool to remove Radius Rod Nuts?

Hi Today I wanted to replace my radius rod bushes. Got the poly'thane set from Brickwerks to replace them with. However, I didn't have the right tool to under the inner nut and to loosen the radius rod from the TCA. I've never worked in garage. What tool would they use for this. It's a 27mm nut. I h...
by pandkh
04 Sep 2014, 12:04
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Doctor doctor, I keep poking holes in my campervan...
Replies: 7
Views: 2523

Doctor doctor, I keep poking holes in my campervan...

Doctor, it all started when I bought a campervan. I could see a little bit of rust on the body work, through a chip in the paint. So I did what any grown up kid would do, I poked it with a screwdriver. The paint flicked off reassuringly and I could see some rust underneath. I painted it with Vatcan ...