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by johnfevs
14 Jul 2016, 12:37
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Reccomendations for bodywork and resprayers in Bristol
Replies: 2
Views: 1132

Re: Reccomendations for bodywork and resprayers in Bristol

I've used Jeff's VW Shack for engine repairs and mechanical works and he does a great job. Not used for body works but he's doing lots of restorations at the moment. Check out his Facebook page. Alway worth speaking to him, his website is a bit out of date.,
by johnfevs
25 Aug 2015, 18:54
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Recommend window seal, seatbelt install mechanic in Bristol
Replies: 3
Views: 761

Re: Recommend window seal, seatbelt install mechanic in Bristol

I used Jeff's VW Shack for my engine works, he does most things. Worth a call, really helpful.
by johnfevs
24 May 2015, 10:48
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Replacing the dashboard plastic PCB
Replies: 411
Views: 110198

Re: Replacing the dashboard plastic PCB

I rewired mine last weekend. Did the main board then made a small Pcb board that fitted into the plug end. For the dash lights I used 3 small 50mm section of led tape that I fed into the existing slots, worked a treat.

Great thread and pretty easy to follow.
by johnfevs
25 Dec 2014, 18:43
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 2.0 CU with fuel injection
Replies: 0
Views: 1147

2.0 CU with fuel injection

At the end if the summer I had serious engine troubles. It turned out that my engine was shot. It was running on 3 cylinders with one of the others giving very poor compression. A local VW garage had a look and the decision was made to fit a new(recon) engine as it would not be economical to carry o...
by johnfevs
27 Sep 2014, 08:09
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine rebuild bristol area
Replies: 4
Views: 1464

Re: Engine rebuild bristol area

Update. Van is with Jeff's VW Shack having a "new" recon engine fitted. The old one had lots of problems and all added up to make it not economical for a repair. The engine is now back in and needs some tinkering with the carbs so hopefully this can be resolved using the box of spares that...
by johnfevs
27 Aug 2014, 17:59
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine rebuild bristol area
Replies: 4
Views: 1464

Re: Engine rebuild bristol area

Mike, that's what I am going to do, don't really want to suggest anything. 2 people have had a quick look and as there is a lot of oil everywhere it looks like the seals have gone somewhere. It's blowing oil from the exhaust so not a good sign either. Just want to get it sorted so I can enjoy next y...
by johnfevs
27 Aug 2014, 17:26
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine rebuild bristol area
Replies: 4
Views: 1464

Engine rebuild bristol area

Looks like I'm going to have the engine out and at best a top end rebuild, well that's what I have been told. The engine is running on 3 cylinder and the suspect cylinder is very oily and not firing. Ive limped it along for as long as I can now it's time to get it sorted. Anyone recommend someone in...
by johnfevs
25 Aug 2014, 20:35
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: home made heat exchangers?
Replies: 34
Views: 13184

Re: home made heat exchangers?

Hope my old ones were of some use to you
by johnfevs
24 Aug 2014, 16:03
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Running problems
Replies: 4
Views: 1386

Re: Running problems

Took out the suspect oily plug from cylinder 2 to find it looking brand new. Checked spark and looked ok. Could it be lack of fuel to this cylinder ?? Checked another plug to find as expected showing signs of heat and a bit of carbon deposits. Now how do I check to see if fuel is getting to this cyl...
by johnfevs
24 Aug 2014, 09:14
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Running problems
Replies: 4
Views: 1386

Re: Running problems

Yes I suspect compression is poor on one cylinder as it's blowing some oil, number 2 plug is very oily, so suspect that's the one. Trying to limp along to the end of the summer then get it looked at. Are any of the engine oil treatments worth a try????
by johnfevs
24 Aug 2014, 07:52
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Running problems
Replies: 4
Views: 1386

Running problems

Following on from last weekend when I changed the fuel pump for an electric one. I thought all was fine until yesterday when I took it out it seems like it's running on 3 cylinders. I checked spark, distributer and rotor. What else can I check. One of the cylinders is blowing some oil out the exhaus...
by johnfevs
18 Aug 2014, 19:51
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine running at very high revs
Replies: 5
Views: 1678

Re: Engine running at very high revs

All sorted now the auto choke was sticking and keeping the arm on the carb from fully closing to the stops
by johnfevs
17 Aug 2014, 22:22
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Manual fuel pump
Replies: 23
Views: 6621

Re: Manual fuel pump

Mike mine still struggles on hills even with the new pump, but I think I have engine issues as I'm blowing oil out of the exhaust so seems to be cylinder issues and will need the head off and checked. Speed picks up as long as I keep the speed up and change up gears as indicated on the speedo. It do...
by johnfevs
17 Aug 2014, 12:17
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine running at very high revs
Replies: 5
Views: 1678

Re: Engine running at very high revs

Tried disconnecting pump but still the same. Looked at the carb and the arm was off the stops. Auto choke stick and stopping arm from fully returning to stop. Took of auto choke and adjusted, now back to normal.
by johnfevs
17 Aug 2014, 12:15
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Very squeaky front brakes
Replies: 18
Views: 7383

Re: Very squeaky front brakes

Mine seems to have stopped since cleaning up. Only time will tell