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by 937carrera
23 Nov 2020, 00:41
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: rebuild or re manufactured engine.
Replies: 5
Views: 281

Re: rebuild or re manufactured engine.

It comes down to money.

Do you just need one that "works", or do you actually want a proper rebuild

A proper rebuild will cost more in parts than an off the shelf exchange engine will cost. That's all you need to know

I'm with your garage mechanic
by 937carrera
23 Nov 2020, 00:34
Forum: Any Other Matters
Topic: How heavy are our vans?
Replies: 14
Views: 360

Re: How heavy are our vans?

Make sure that the base you are bolting into is reinforced / strong enough. I have a 3.5te 2 poster, which is OK , even for a high top T25 with an interior

You do not want the lift falling over on one side, some nasty pictures on the HSE website
by 937carrera
11 Nov 2020, 23:56
Forum: Any Other Matters
Topic: Vw birth certificate
Replies: 26
Views: 4013

Re: Vw birth certificate

It's based on manufacturing date

Registration date is a fallback, and that's where an 8 day grace period comes in.
by 937carrera
25 Oct 2020, 22:45
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Various locks and keys question
Replies: 18
Views: 1705

Re: Various locks and keys question

You might have to dismantle the lock further to get the number off the barrel...... if it is marked at all.
by 937carrera
11 Oct 2020, 20:02
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Coolant expansion tank completely empty.
Replies: 114
Views: 4131

Re: Coolant expansion tank completely empty.

I wasn't providing advice about what coolant to use in a diesel, i was providing advice as to what coolant to use in his van, which has just had fresh pink coolant put in.
by 937carrera
11 Oct 2020, 19:00
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Coolant expansion tank completely empty.
Replies: 114
Views: 4131

Re: Coolant expansion tank completely empty.

He already has pink in

Add blue

You get chemical reaction and jelly..... at least that's my understanding
by 937carrera
11 Oct 2020, 14:27
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Coolant expansion tank completely empty.
Replies: 114
Views: 4131

Re: Coolant expansion tank completely empty.

Didn't spot that they changed the coolant.

Don't mix types, if it's blue, then blue, if it's pink then pink

You don't want to be making jelly
by 937carrera
11 Oct 2020, 11:49
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Coolant expansion tank completely empty.
Replies: 114
Views: 4131

Re: Coolant expansion tank completely empty.

Hmmm... again The coolant system works under pressure. You (given your current knowledge) should not remove either of the caps when the engine is running or hot. It is normal in those circumstances for a lot of hot coolant to come out. The header tank needs to be full to the brim Top up tank on full...
by 937carrera
05 Oct 2020, 21:04
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Coolant expansion tank completely empty.
Replies: 114
Views: 4131

Re: Coolant expansion tank completely empty.

Hmm, I'm getting worried.

Man takes van in for a coolant problem, garage responds with a fuel system problem

Money spent, original problem remains :roll:
by 937carrera
05 Oct 2020, 06:53
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Coolant expansion tank completely empty.
Replies: 114
Views: 4131

Re: Coolant expansion tank completely empty.

How did things go with the garage ?
by 937carrera
01 Oct 2020, 09:45
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Coolant expansion tank completely empty.
Replies: 114
Views: 4131

Re: Coolant expansion tank completely empty.

Looks like a 1.7 turbodiesel to me, KY engine code.

The 1.8 litre coolant loss was a big leak, now explained by the absence of the pipe from the dalek cap. Good

So, you have a small leak.

Get that fixed first, coolant leaks when cold will simply allow air into the header tank.
by 937carrera
30 Sep 2020, 12:26
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Coolant expansion tank completely empty.
Replies: 114
Views: 4131

Re: Coolant expansion tank completely empty.

I would post a new thread, more chance of reading it with a different title ;)