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by jacobh
02 Apr 2020, 06:41
Forum: Restoration and Major Repairs
Topic: Build Project: Wilbur’s 2.1 DJ
Replies: 65
Views: 11488

Re: Build Project: Wilbur’s 2.1 DJ

Please check the thickness of the oilpumpgasket from the Victor Reinz set. In my set it was way too thick and gave me a headache to find where my low oil pressure came from. In the end I didn't use a gasket only a sealant. But there are people on this forum who can better inform you about this than ...
by jacobh
05 Feb 2020, 11:43
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Aftermarket ECU for 2.1 DJ
Replies: 21
Views: 3167

Re: Aftermarket ECU for 2.1 DJ

Hi, Okay you speak of lumpiness and before about running lean. As I'm Dutch hope I understood your English and problem correctly. I drive a 1.9 DH petrol injection and had a severe hesitation around 80km/h (50mph) and for me it was the AFM that was causing these symptoms. Your AFM has been checked d...
by jacobh
28 Jan 2020, 11:57
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Aftermarket ECU for 2.1 DJ
Replies: 21
Views: 3167

Re: Aftermarket ECU for 2.1 DJ

Did you also check the temperature sensor in the AFM? This one controls which fuel map is chosen in the ECU
by jacobh
08 Nov 2018, 07:39
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Testing VSS Speed Signal
Replies: 2
Views: 1009

Re: Testing VSS Speed Signal

It is a very a basic way to measure but it will give you an indication.

From what I remember from my install that I had to cut the wire loop at the MS50 to match the pulses coming from my sensors
and to set the sensitivity on the MS50.
by jacobh
19 Sep 2018, 14:06
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Solar panel recommendations
Replies: 24
Views: 8045

Re: Solar panel recommendations

@bigbadbob76, you are absolutely right. You are a privileged man to live in such a beautiful spot.

I felt as trespasser with so many tourists on Skye.

The evening before:
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by jacobh
04 Sep 2018, 09:08
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Solar panel recommendations
Replies: 24
Views: 8045

Re: Solar panel recommendations

I use a standard flexible 100w panel with a MPPT charger. The panel is thin enough to store between the matras and poptop or in the back. The solarpanel is connect with an extention cord. I made a waterproof connection by the gas tank. This way I can put the panel where I like and in the sun keep th...
by jacobh
16 Aug 2018, 11:15
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Low oil temperature
Replies: 23
Views: 5306

Re: Low oil temperature

For exact values measuring at the oil filter is perhaps not the best spot but that wasn't my intention. I place the gauges to monitor the engine and I choose a spot that seemed easy to install and I thought if I allways measure on the same spot I can compare the values. For almost 2 years I had the ...
by jacobh
16 Aug 2018, 09:51
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Low oil temperature
Replies: 23
Views: 5306

Re: Low oil temperature

My sandwich plate has only connection for sensor not for an oil cooler.

Sandwichplate
Sandwichplate
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by jacobh
16 Aug 2018, 09:21
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Low oil temperature
Replies: 23
Views: 5306

Re: Low oil temperature

Yes I use a sandwich plate like that. And a smaller oil (Saab 900 -> Mann 712/80 ) filter as the original is to large because of the exhaust pipe.

The thermostat is about 4 years old replaced it when I put in a new waterpump.
by jacobh
16 Aug 2018, 08:52
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Low oil temperature
Replies: 23
Views: 5306

Re: Low oil temperature

I use the values from the gauge not as a exact measurement but more to see if something changes. I don't think the sensor are on the most ideal spot. I've have a sandwich plate between the engine and oil filter. That is where I measure the pressure and temp. I fitted the gauge about 1.5 years ago an...
by jacobh
16 Aug 2018, 06:39
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Low oil temperature
Replies: 23
Views: 5306

Re: Low oil temperature

For the oil temp and pressure I use a VDO gauge and beloning sensors. The engine doesn't have a oil cooler it is a 1.9 DH injection. We where driving in Scotland near Applecross the outside temp was arround 18 degrees. On our way back to the ferry in Newcastle we took the motorway, then the oil temp...
by jacobh
15 Aug 2018, 10:20
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Low oil temperature
Replies: 23
Views: 5306

Re: Low oil temperature

You are right :D Not knowing is no worries
by jacobh
15 Aug 2018, 07:39
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Low oil temperature
Replies: 23
Views: 5306

Low oil temperature

Hi All, I drive a T25 westfalia with a 1.9 DH it is imported from the USA so a Vanagon. I added an oil temp and pressure gauge to keep an eye on the engine and what I noticed during the last holiday is that when I drive slow 70/80 km/h the oil temperature drops to +/- 80 degrees celcius or lower. Be...
by jacobh
23 Mar 2017, 15:19
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Conversion 115v AC to 240v USA/Europe
Replies: 6
Views: 1689

Re: Conversion 115v AC to 240v USA/Europe

Campervanculture has 2 : http://campervanculture.com/shop/vw-t25-t3-lt-westfalia-220v-rod-heating-cartridge-for-refrigerator/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; And Gunzl in Germany sells them to for 49.50 Partnumber is 255070508D I didn't rewire the van. I checked wire gauges ...
by jacobh
23 Mar 2017, 10:52
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Conversion 115v AC to 240v USA/Europe
Replies: 6
Views: 1689

Re: Conversion 115v AC to 240v USA/Europe

Instead of a transformer you could exchange the 110 v heating element in the fridge for a 220v version . For the other connections for e.g the wall hookup you could use an USA extension cord with a euro connector on the other side. That is how I did it. Inside the van I use an 3 way extension cord w...