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by Red Westie
14 May 2017, 22:00
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Radiator Question 1.6 diesel
Replies: 11
Views: 1946

Re: Radiator Question 1.6 diesel

Typical 'aftermarket' supplied rads tend to be one size fits all. By this I mean they have a thicker core, whether they are quite as thick as the 'official' 1.6TD/2.1 wasserboxer rad I don't know.

Martin
by Red Westie
14 May 2017, 21:26
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Radius bushes (OE vs VW)
Replies: 2
Views: 932

Re: Radius bushes (OE vs VW)

Had some bad results with the Febi bushes I used last year, one inner collapsed badly within 6 months, splitting around the entire circumference. Although quite expensive in comparison, Polybushes are the way to go. Had to do the job twice including two visits to the four wheel alignment bay so bang...
by Red Westie
03 Oct 2015, 07:53
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Has anyone fitted Rear Disk Brakes
Replies: 7
Views: 3355

Re: Has anyone fitted Rear Disk Brakes

Baring in mind that the front to rear split (percentage of braking effort on the front compared to the rears) needs to remain the same otherwise you will end up with the back wheels locking up every time you brake heavily as the more weight force transfers to the front wheels (like doing an 'endo' o...
by Red Westie
04 Sep 2012, 19:48
Forum: Campers
Topic: Filling a westy gas tank in Europe
Replies: 7
Views: 1536

Re: Filling a westy gas tank in Europe

5 European trips all between 22 to 25 days, the fridge turned on unless connected to hookup, so about 16 days permanently. Cups of tea every morning, coffee a couple of times a day, cooking a full meal at least once a day or using the BBQ take off for the Cadac. Full tank when we go away (80%) and b...
by Red Westie
04 Sep 2012, 19:27
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: split charger relay function
Replies: 11
Views: 1960

Re: split charger relay function

Yes as above it disconnects the leisure battery from the starter battery when the engine is not running. But there are two types of split charge relay the standard one connects both batteries when the engine starts so charges both batteries at the same time, the most charge goes to the flattest bat...
by Red Westie
27 Oct 2011, 20:19
Forum: Camping & Travelling
Topic: Berlin bus fest 2012
Replies: 148
Views: 8620

Re: Berlin bus fest 2012

Its the weekend of 27th 28th 29th July
by Red Westie
24 Oct 2011, 23:27
Forum: Campers
Topic: Water barrier polythene and waxoyl in sliding door
Replies: 9
Views: 1748

Re: Water barrier polythene and waxoyl in sliding door

There is nothing particularly special about this polythene, pretty much anything would do it apart from bio degradable :D Spay glue works well then again most contact adhesives would do it. It actually helps if the glue isn't too strong as it makes sense to be able to peel back the membrane without ...
by Red Westie
24 Oct 2011, 15:52
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Spark Plug Removal what left of it :(
Replies: 48
Views: 4267

Re: Spark Plug Removal what left of it :(

You need a small cold chisel....worked around the circumference of the plug, then at an angle to knock the plug anti-clockwise. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Draper-Expert-10mm-Chisel-Loose/dp/B000OGZZAK" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff270/andr...
by Red Westie
24 Oct 2011, 15:13
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Black box under r&r seat
Replies: 10
Views: 1634

Re: Black box under r&r seat

Known as the 'buzzing black box' or BBB charger, these were fitted to Westies to charge both the starter and leisure batteries when plugged into the mains supply (hook up) If either of the batteries runs down (usually the leisure battery) the BBB tries to top up the charge and after half an hour or ...
by Red Westie
24 Oct 2011, 14:55
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Spark Plug Removal what left of it :(
Replies: 48
Views: 4267

Re: Spark Plug Removal what left of it :(

I think you could easily drill out the centre then cut carefully (possibly filling a slot) and finish removal by chiseling inwards. The issue here is getting all the debris out of the cylinder. I know this is all with hind sight but I've never seen plugs so rotten that they have sheared in this way....
by Red Westie
09 Oct 2011, 11:55
Forum: Campers
Topic: *****WATER PUMP ADVICE****
Replies: 12
Views: 1828

Re: *****WATER PUMP ADVICE****

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

Frustrating and funny at the same time......

Martin
by Red Westie
29 Sep 2011, 07:21
Forum: Camping & Travelling
Topic: Berlin bus fest 2012
Replies: 148
Views: 8620

Re: Berlin bus fest 2012

Shiraz
Are you joining this list seeing as it was your idea ? :shock:
by Red Westie
25 Sep 2011, 09:21
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Incorrect Engine Code for Engine Size - Timing Question..
Replies: 16
Views: 2069

Re: Incorrect Engine Code for Engine Size - Timing Question..

I would say it's very important you know the difference particularly if this turns out to be a 2.1 DJ. The 2.1 DJ has a higher 10.5:1 compression and so has to be run on 98 Ron Super Unleaded fuel and not regular 95. The timing is also different and not just depending on engine type but year....then...
by Red Westie
25 Sep 2011, 09:11
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Vacuum advance not returning when no suction
Replies: 4
Views: 890

Re: Vacuum advance not returning when no suction

I take it that this is a single vac type (pipe on one side only) ? then the pull rod should return by itself and with some force.

Martin
by Red Westie
25 Sep 2011, 09:01
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Vacuum advance not returning when no suction
Replies: 4
Views: 890

Re: Vacuum advance not returning when no suction

As far as I was aware the 'return' spring is in the vacuum advance unit itself.
The base plate bearing/mechanism might be seizing?

Martin