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by volks_womble
29 Jul 2020, 11:40
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 2.1 WBX options
Replies: 3
Views: 405

2.1 WBX options

We have a 2.1 MV in our newly acquired Syncro and whilst it works it is tired, so will need to be addressed. Waterboxers are a complete unknown to me (I’m a diesel geek...), so I am attempting to educate myself on what the optimum combination is. My understanding is that the DJ internals give a bit ...
by volks_womble
18 Jun 2020, 19:32
Forum: Campers
Topic: Cupboard T trim
Replies: 13
Views: 1799

Re: Cupboard T trim

You might be able to find some pulling an auto homes interior apart via a Facebook group?
by volks_womble
27 Dec 2019, 23:27
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Charge cooler rads
Replies: 7
Views: 1505

Re: Charge cooler rads

I’m currently using the Fiat Rad - it’s tight but it works reasonably well. I looked at gettinG a rad made to the spec of the one Lloyd is using. I was quoted well over £400 to have it made up - which whilst I didn’t think was terrible given the work involved, was £400 more than I had to spend at th...
by volks_womble
08 Oct 2019, 21:47
Forum: Wheels & Tyres
Topic: bought 215/65 R15s will they fit?
Replies: 4
Views: 1190

Re: bought 215/65 R15s will they fit?

I run 205/70-15s on a 7” alloy (ARC Alurads) and they work perfectly. Makes sure yo get a wheel with an appropriate offset (et) and you should be fine.
by volks_womble
13 Sep 2019, 14:21
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: 1.9 AFN TDI silly question
Replies: 14
Views: 2598

Re: 1.9 AFN TDI silly question

There seem to be several options for the 1.7 engine, but assuming you have a 5 speed box, then yes, the 1st thru 5th ratios look the same. The difference is the final drive ratio, as the 1.7 uses a 5.5 r&p whilst the jx uses a 4.83 ratio. I’ve upped mine further to the 4.57 ring and pinion, but that...
by volks_womble
12 Sep 2019, 21:41
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: 1.9 AFN TDI silly question
Replies: 14
Views: 2598

Re: 1.9 AFN TDI silly question

Interesting that you are finding more transverse mount donors available - I struggled to find them. The Audi and Passat donors are fairly common though. To use the standard mounts you will need to use the jx exhaust manifold, which means you will need turbo adapters and custom oil feed pipes. To use...
by volks_womble
10 Sep 2019, 17:36
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: 1.9 AFN TDI silly question
Replies: 14
Views: 2598

Re: 1.9 AFN TDI silly question

James, There are two versions of the AFN, as you have already deduced - the logditudinal mounted version as fitted to A4s and Passats and the transverse mount version as fitted to galaxy/sharan/Alhambra and golfs. The Toledo would be transverse mount. Both versions are possible to use, but the block...
by volks_womble
07 Aug 2019, 22:38
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Recommend a 2 way compressor fridge please
Replies: 6
Views: 1425

Re: Recommend a 2 way compressor fridge please

We use an Engel MT35 and love it... it’s not a cheap bit of kit though, and is a top opening chest type rather than front opening.
by volks_womble
26 Feb 2019, 22:34
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: AFN DMF..... fitting?
Replies: 2
Views: 1006

Re: AFN DMF..... fitting?

I have just fired the Brickwerks supplied DMF to my AFN conversion with a rebuilt 3H box... I haven’t got it running yet, however, to answer your questions; The "pooh" from the jx does not fit. I used the Brickwerks stainless steel one with is cut from flat sheet. The DMF, clutch and cover plate wer...
by volks_womble
04 Jan 2019, 22:15
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: good t25 mechanic/garage Brighton/Sussex are
Replies: 3
Views: 859

Re: good t25 mechanic/garage Brighton/Sussex are

Try Dougs VW Werks in Angmering. :ok
by volks_womble
05 Nov 2018, 22:39
Forum: Campers
Topic: RHD Westy Joker Interior
Replies: 4
Views: 1949

Re: RHD Westy Joker Interior

Bene has made a RHD version of the wardrobe which he has in his van, alongside parts from a LHD interior - Bene’s syncro build
by volks_womble
24 Oct 2018, 18:55
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Air compressor
Replies: 11
Views: 2291

Re: Air compressor

Not a comment on those two machines, but spraying and particularly shot blasting need large amounts of air. That means you ideally want a high a CFM measure as possible. High CFM compressors are generally rather more expensive...
by volks_womble
13 Oct 2018, 11:46
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: Using a Mk3 Tdi lump in my van?
Replies: 10
Views: 3312

Re: Using a Mk3 Tdi lump in my van?

Firstly, you need to identify which engine is in your golf - the easiest way is to find the power output. If it is a genuine TDI it will be either 90 (engine codes 1Z or AHU) or 110 bhp (AFN). . The other option in a mk3 golf is that it is an IDI engine, with 74 bhp (AAZ). The AAZ has very similar c...
by volks_womble
18 Sep 2018, 21:40
Forum: Campers
Topic: Westy hightop interior panels replacement?
Replies: 8
Views: 2584

Re: Westy hightop interior panels replacement?

Whereabouts in the world are you Joe? I have some high top interior panels which I acquired to do another job with but it seems a shame to cut them up when they could be used as intended.

Mark
by volks_womble
15 Jul 2018, 09:45
Forum: Wheels & Tyres
Topic: "Excuse me, Mate, there's something wrong"
Replies: 3
Views: 1410

Re: "Excuse me, Mate, there's something wrong"

Do you have the right size and shape wheel nuts and studs for the merc alloys? I believe they should be a reduced size radius rather than the standard radius or tapered bolt? Might be worth checking