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by MGP
17 Sep 2018, 11:29
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: blue or pink coolant
Replies: 9
Views: 2005

Re: blue or pink coolant

It doesn't matter which antifreeze you use, never has, so long as it's replaced at the correct intervals, poor earth's will cause more damage to the head studs than using the "wrong" antifreeze by causing the coolant to turn acidic, the ph level of your coolant should be checked regularly,...
by MGP
31 Jul 2018, 13:33
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1.6 JX Cooling System Issue
Replies: 5
Views: 1235

Re: 1.6 JX Cooling System Issue

The caps supplies with the new tanks are only fit for the bin, a pressure tester is handy for bleeding the system, but you would be better to spend the money on a decent cap first.

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by MGP
05 Jun 2018, 22:16
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: starting problem: refuses to start sometimes
Replies: 7
Views: 1997

Re: starting problem: refuses to start sometimes

Not at all, if the issue seems to show itself when it's damp, then make it damp and actually trace the issue rather than guess, throw parts at it and hope it starts when you need it to, if making it damp makes no difference then you.know you need to keep looking.

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by MGP
05 Jun 2018, 16:51
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: starting problem: refuses to start sometimes
Replies: 7
Views: 1997

Re: starting problem: refuses to start sometimes

If the issue is ignition related the easiest way to find it is to use a spray bottle filled with water on the mist setting, spray over distributor cap, leads etc the problem will soon make itself known.

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by MGP
05 Jun 2018, 14:12
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Improving Bodywork Earth
Replies: 13
Views: 3540

Re: Improving Bodywork Earth

Connect your volt meter to the battery - ve terminal and a suitable place on the bodywork, the tail gate striker pin is usually a good spot, now switch on the lights, heater and wipers and observe you voltage reading, if it's less than approx 0.3 volts concentrate on the supply to the fuse box, you ...
by MGP
09 Apr 2018, 08:45
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fuel tank breathers question
Replies: 28
Views: 8748

Re: Fuel tank breathers question

The breather tanks are also there for safety the same as the non return valve in the return hose on vans fitted with carbs that people remove "because they don't do anything". The breather tanks house the valves that close the tank off in the event that the van ends up on it's side or roof...
by MGP
16 Feb 2018, 09:57
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Manifold Heater problem. 1.9 WBX early
Replies: 17
Views: 3941

Re: Manifold Heater problem. 1.9 WBX early

The manifold heater won't be the cause of the voltage drop, it's pulling the voltage down because the power supply to it cannot supply the power due to high resistance in the cables or a connector, don't forget that a relay itself is a connection. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180216/69e6dceee5...
by MGP
06 Feb 2018, 23:57
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: changed rocker arms and no compressions
Replies: 52
Views: 9105

Re: changed rocker arms and no compressions

At the roadside would be Ok, I'm sure I have worked in worse places.

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by MGP
06 Feb 2018, 19:30
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: changed rocker arms and no compressions
Replies: 52
Views: 9105

Re: changed rocker arms and no compressions

R0B wrote:Your website does not seem to be working fella.
Wasn't sure which bit of the internet to hit with me hammer but I think I got it.

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by MGP
06 Feb 2018, 18:37
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: changed rocker arms and no compressions
Replies: 52
Views: 9105

Re: changed rocker arms and no compressions

I'm a mobile mechanic and I know my way around these vans fairly well. Website here: http://www.dubsonthefritz.co.uk" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; if you use Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dubsonthefritz/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Feel fr...
by MGP
06 Feb 2018, 15:43
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: changed rocker arms and no compressions
Replies: 52
Views: 9105

Re: changed rocker arms and no compressions

Where abouts are you? I may be able to come and take a look for you.

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by MGP
03 Jan 2018, 08:50
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Seat Belt Fixings
Replies: 4
Views: 1356

Re: Seat Belt Fixings

I have fitted a few of the brickwerks kits for customers, feel free to call me if you would like to discuss fitting them.
07771 874431
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by MGP
19 Jul 2017, 11:59
Forum: Campers
Topic: devon canvas roof replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 1317

Re: devon canvas roof replacement

I have a proud to pop bellows on my Devon roof, the fit is terrible, it's too big on all sides so I had about 100mm to loose, the old bellows had loops fitted to hold the aluminium bars, the proud to pop offering has 2 webs that are separate from the bellows, it makes lowering the roof a pain, after...
by MGP
07 Jul 2017, 06:16
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Anyone changed these bushes?
Replies: 8
Views: 2842

Re: Anyone changed these bushes?

Taking the wheel off makes it easier, undo the bolt through the bush and Jack up the wheel end of the track control arm.
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by MGP
25 May 2017, 16:32
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Trailing arm - new or old or weld
Replies: 36
Views: 6288

Re: Trailing arm - new or old

Rainham Essex down the A13 just before you get to thurrock, I look after a fleet of vehicles there so I'm there regularly.

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