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by volks_womble
10 Aug 2020, 22:27
Forum: Syncro
Topic: Trying to trace D589LRH...
Replies: 0
Views: 170

Trying to trace D589LRH...

I’d like to get in touch with the owner of a white Syncro Camper - D589LRH. The van is an ex water authority caravelle I believe, but was converted to a camper.  I believe the van was bought on eBay a couple years ago and it has a current mot, so is still in use. I realise this is a long-shot, but I...
by volks_womble
29 Jul 2020, 11:40
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 2.1 WBX options
Replies: 3
Views: 200

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: 993

Re: Cupboard T trim

You might be able to find some pulling an auto homes interior apart via a Facebook group?
by volks_womble
28 Jan 2020, 21:36
Forum: Syncro
Topic: Cheap waffle boards!
Replies: 7
Views: 1276

Re: Cheap waffle boards!

silverbullet wrote:PS you can always dress off the sharp edges with a flap wheel on an angle grinder

...Until the fist time you use them in anger, and you create some new sharp edges...
by volks_womble
27 Dec 2019, 23:27
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Charge cooler rads
Replies: 7
Views: 994

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
11 Dec 2019, 19:26
Forum: Syncro
Topic: Our syncro Caravelle
Replies: 981
Views: 334789

Re: Our syncro Caravelle

I’m not familiar with that specific winch. A lot of them only turn as a way of locking a sprung pin into a disengaged position. It sounds like yours is different though.
by volks_womble
10 Dec 2019, 22:22
Forum: Syncro
Topic: Our syncro Caravelle
Replies: 981
Views: 334789

Re: Our syncro Caravelle

Ian, have you thought about using air on the fees pool rather than extending the lever?

This is the current version of what we used to use on our centre mounted winch:
freespool kit for TDS winches
by volks_womble
08 Oct 2019, 21:47
Forum: Wheels & Tyres
Topic: bought 215/65 R15s will they fit?
Replies: 4
Views: 911

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: 1906

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: 1906

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: 1906

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: 1097

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: 802

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: 622

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: 1586

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