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by fairwynds
29 Jun 2015, 10:24
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: Non T25 but still VW query
Replies: 4
Views: 1758

Re: Non T25 but still VW query

They could post this query on the UK MIVS forum. Brilliant resource, not unlike this is for van stuff. My MK 4 Golf is a TDI, but from what I know the ECUs can be picked up at a scrappys and plugged in, BUT they need to be coded to the 'new' engine via plugging in the VacCom software. Many of the us...
by fairwynds
22 Apr 2015, 07:16
Forum: Any Other Matters
Topic: VW Speedshop Burton ss exhaust
Replies: 91
Views: 50169

Re: VW Speedshop Burton ss exhaust

Great system and yes, you did the right job by sorting the engine mounts as well at the same time. Enjoy. :ok
by fairwynds
21 Apr 2015, 19:39
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Late DG sump plug issue, any info?
Replies: 8
Views: 2492

Late DG sump plug issue, any info?

Mates 1990 DG engine sump plug rotates both ways, without doing much! Will no doubt need helicoiling? Engineering place has suggested removing sump and taking it separately to them.....is this do-able? I've no longer got my DG engined van so can't pop out and have a look at mine.. I was under the im...
by fairwynds
11 Feb 2015, 15:55
Forum: Campers
Topic: Propex Kit
Replies: 3
Views: 1379

Re: Propex Kit

The Propes HS (Heat Source) 2000 is a great bit of kit. They also do an HS200E which will also run on mains electric but is a tad more expensive. Just get it from wherever is cheapest at the time. It's fairly straightforward to fit, but suggest you get your installation 'approved' by a certified Gas...
by fairwynds
07 Feb 2015, 09:44
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rubber dishes under the rear springs?
Replies: 4
Views: 1819

Re: Rubber dishes under the rear springs?

.....found it for you. Pictures on page 3 of this post:

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by fairwynds
07 Feb 2015, 09:42
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rubber dishes under the rear springs?
Replies: 4
Views: 1819

Re: Rubber dishes under the rear springs?

VW T4 Uppers fit VW T3 lower spring seats a treat. Give you a height raise of 8mm or so as they are thicker. When I did my spring seats I used the replacement metal spring seats from Brickwerks and the T4 upper packing pieces too. If you search on my posts you will find pictures. I galvanised my tra...
by fairwynds
31 Jan 2015, 22:42
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: engine mountings
Replies: 21
Views: 5904

Re: engine mountings

Yes, you are correct, definitely worth replacing the engine mountings. The problem has been that people put on a shiny new stainless exhaust system, on a poorly tuned van, with worn engine mountings and wonder why, a year later, their exhaust has shaken itself to death! Your exhaust is off anyhow, s...
by fairwynds
31 Jan 2015, 22:28
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Using Carb Cleaner
Replies: 15
Views: 5360

Re: Using Carb Cleaner

Take top of carb air box off. With van cold and before touching accelerator pedal, spray carb cleaner over inside and outside of carb. Follow directions on can but usually leave fir couple minutes to allow it to 'de gum' the throat of carb etc. Now depress accelerator pedal to floor once, and releas...
by fairwynds
31 Jan 2015, 21:44
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Exhaust stud replacement
Replies: 15
Views: 4825

Re: Exhaust stud replacement

Steel studs x 6 with proper brass exhaust nuts, two of which can be external dia 1mm less than the other standard four, as it makes access to tightening those two up easier, what with the two tight J tubes. The last two fixings usually use bolts, again standard steel ones. Each two years, during you...
by fairwynds
24 Jan 2015, 10:43
Forum: Campers
Topic: Propex 1600 compact
Replies: 53
Views: 20121

Re: Propex 1600 compact

Wow, lots of ideas on this thread! :-) Replying to the OP but also to one and all.... My van runs on LPG. I have two tanks fitted to run engine. They are linked, for range. One is under the R and R bed and one is where spare wheel was. I carry a puncture spray fill thing, but tbh, not sure if that w...
by fairwynds
17 Jan 2015, 15:52
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: washer/wipers wont work
Replies: 11
Views: 3353

Re: washer/wipers wont work

Dirty switch? Earth crown?
You don't say what van...?
Does your heater blower fan work? Some vans gave a shared circuit between blower motor and wipers..
by fairwynds
17 Jan 2015, 15:49
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Pros & Cons of Different T25 Standard Engine Types
Replies: 11
Views: 6828

Re: Pros & Cons of Different T25 Standard Engine Types

Hi and welcome. Air cooled CU engines are easy to source parts for. The 1.9 DG engine comes in 'early' (up to '85) and late guises, and are generally a well regarded lump. As you've already discovered, check for known history as far as coolant changes and correct coolant is concerned. On here there ...
by fairwynds
05 Jan 2015, 20:50
Forum: Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Winter tyres
Replies: 10
Views: 4338

Re: Winter tyres

marlinowner wrote:I've got some Uniroyal SnowMax 2 185 80x14C
Admittedly still in the shed and no sign of needing them at the moment...
Got them from oponeo.co.uk and fitted locally.

I've got the same ones, also from Oponeo online. Excellent tyres :ok
by fairwynds
05 Jan 2015, 20:30
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Hi revs when changing gear
Replies: 15
Views: 5250

Re: Hi revs when changing gear

If it's faulty, you should still be able to tell if it's not running smoothly, by manually operating the throttle at the carb end, as that will still 'pull' on the cable itself.....