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by TONYT25T25
11 Sep 2020, 16:34
Forum: Syncro
Topic: Steering rack gaiter
Replies: 3
Views: 134

Re: Steering rack gaiter

Glad you got there in the end.
by TONYT25T25
10 Sep 2020, 20:56
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Which gearstick?
Replies: 5
Views: 191

Re: Which gearstick?

Sounds like SB has done this before, I think I may purchase a piece of rod to add to my list of spares or just in case of items.
by TONYT25T25
10 Sep 2020, 20:45
Forum: Syncro
Topic: Steering rack gaiter
Replies: 3
Views: 134

Re: Steering rack gaiter

Replying as a non synchro owner, I recently did this and found that because of the restricted access to the gaiter/bellows I used a piece of metal just wider than a metal coat hanger to pluck at the gaiter instead of using my fingers to encourage it around the slot it fits onto.
by TONYT25T25
10 Sep 2020, 09:31
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Which gearstick?
Replies: 5
Views: 191

Re: Which gearstick?

After reading this I think I will be a bit more gentle with mine especially when selecting reverse, am I correct in thinking that the gearstick is hollow, if so would a length of threaded rod tightly screwed into both ends act as a temporary repair then welded as a permanent one.
by TONYT25T25
08 Sep 2020, 20:50
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Footwell water leak
Replies: 14
Views: 350

Re: Footwell water leak

Interesting, members may cringe when I say this but I have a length of coat hanger steel in my aerial to extend it as the extension had been snapped off, keep meaning to replace the whole lot with a new complete aerial, more reminders of what to do.
by TONYT25T25
08 Sep 2020, 18:02
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Can't open 2 doors with key
Replies: 1
Views: 60

Re: Can't open 2 doors with key

WD 40 may not work in this case as it is only a water dispersant, try a releasing oil such as plug gas, in the meantime if you have not already tried, put the keys in the lock trying both sides of the key, also without to much pressure turn them as you pull them gently out to see if this operates th...
by TONYT25T25
07 Sep 2020, 21:48
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Fix seal around engine hatch
Replies: 5
Views: 206

Re: Fix seal around engine hatch

Good question you just reminded me of another job I have to do, mine is in place put does come undone on one side, there is a lot of heat generated in this area which is why the lid has insulation for noise and heat I believe. With mine it is a balancing act when replacing the lid, only a suggestion...
by TONYT25T25
07 Sep 2020, 21:27
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Footwell water leak
Replies: 14
Views: 350

Re: Footwell water leak

I think my leak still originates from the windscreen or even where the antennae is fitted, the door seals are ok but not perfect but the leak settles more in the foot well not the foot step if that makes sense.
by TONYT25T25
07 Sep 2020, 21:13
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Steering column gaitor/boot
Replies: 6
Views: 129

Re: Steering column gaitor/boot

Sorry only just notice reply but looks as if Aidan has put you in the picture, thought you would have to split the gaiter to fit it on will have a closer look at mine tomorrow to see if I can follow up with more information. Just looked again at mine, nothing to add it appears that mine is held in p...
by TONYT25T25
06 Sep 2020, 19:53
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Early to late VW t25 exhaust mounting kit.
Replies: 13
Views: 254

Re: Early to late VW t25 exhaust mounting kit.

Yea that's the system I had fitted. I think the silencer will eventually be bolted onto the heat shield but without the brackets to go onto that we're pretty stuffed. I may get a couple made if this goes on too long. How hard can it be! I see what you mean about the heat shield that's what made me ...
by TONYT25T25
06 Sep 2020, 18:23
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Early to late VW t25 exhaust mounting kit.
Replies: 13
Views: 254

Re: Early to late VW t25 exhaust mounting kit.

My Campervan came with the following exhaust system already fitted J41207 unsure if it was supplied by JK but the diagram shows mine, the silencer was not supported apart from a hanging strap on the tailpipe end, I fitted another strap on the piping the other side of the silencer as I was not happy ...
by TONYT25T25
06 Sep 2020, 15:25
Forum: Campers
Topic: Thermal blinds
Replies: 4
Views: 148

Re: Thermal blinds

Thanks, I think consensus is that best left with foil facing outward.
by TONYT25T25
04 Sep 2020, 21:54
Forum: Syncro
Topic: Lower ball joint boot
Replies: 5
Views: 237

Re: Lower ball joint boot

How did you mange to fix the retaining clips provided, I could not find a tool that opened them out so ended up using plastic tie grips which were not ideal due to the knuckle of the tie grip which could pinch when under pressure depending on angle of joint when in use, not on my camper I may add bu...
by TONYT25T25
04 Sep 2020, 21:47
Forum: Campers
Topic: Thermal blinds
Replies: 4
Views: 148

Thermal blinds

I bought a full set of thermal blinds years ago but have only used them in the warmer months to reflect the heat and not to retain it as well as providing a bit of privacy.  Is it worth using these in the colder months but reversing them so that the reflective shielding is on the inside, bit of a pa...
by TONYT25T25
04 Sep 2020, 18:28
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Footwell water leak
Replies: 14
Views: 350

Re: Footwell water leak

I still get a few puddles in mine after a good downpour, but always catch it after the rain has stopped and everything has settled, I think I will have to look at it when it does rain again even if it means sitting in the van waiting for the drips hoping the neighbours don't think I've lost it. :idea: