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by Davegrohl99
15 Dec 2020, 20:40
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Hydraulic lifters
Replies: 8
Views: 353

Re: Hydraulic lifters

Replaced it this evening with OEM Kolbenschmidt from brickwerks. Went round and checked the rest while I was there.

Took it for a run and no more noise.

Job done. Until the next thing breaks [emoji39]

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by Davegrohl99
05 Dec 2020, 20:54
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Hydraulic lifters
Replies: 8
Views: 353

Re: Hydraulic lifters

Ya they do indeed have a passage for oil. I cleaned them all out and blew with a compressor when re installing after the rebuild.

Looks like a few new Lifters will be heading my way soon [emoji19]

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by Davegrohl99
05 Dec 2020, 20:12
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Hydraulic lifters
Replies: 8
Views: 353

Re: Hydraulic lifters

I changed the oil whilst I had it up on the lift. It was at a good level before I changed it and prob only had 1500km on the oil. I have changed oil filter and new 20W50 mineral oil. I have always used this grade of oil. Yes it hasnt been driven in a couple of days but its gets at least a drive once...
by Davegrohl99
05 Dec 2020, 17:27
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Hydraulic lifters
Replies: 8
Views: 353

Hydraulic lifters

Hi on my 2.0 CU Aircooled engine the tappets are quite noisy. And all of a sudden. Had a look and found that one of the hydraulic lifters has become squishy. Is this a sign of a new one is needed all the other ones are hard when pushing in with the push rod. Thanks! Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapat...
by Davegrohl99
21 Nov 2020, 10:26
Forum: Campers
Topic: Diesel heater repair
Replies: 29
Views: 993

Re: Diesel heater repair

I installed one of these heaters in my petrol Westy and I cant believe the output of heat from it. I installed mine under neath the van and tied it in where the original eber once lived. I have the same 5.5 litre tank installed under the R and R bed and I also keep the digital control display there ...
by Davegrohl99
13 Nov 2020, 21:19
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Aircooled HT leads
Replies: 0
Views: 135

Aircooled HT leads

Well lads, Having a bit of an ongoing issue since the rebuild involving cylinder 4s HT lead not getting great spark and poor idling when it happens. Any idea where I can get a good set of HT leads once and for all before I get down to diagnosing the poor spark issue. Thanks! Sent from my SM-N950F us...
by Davegrohl99
08 Nov 2020, 11:59
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: More horn woes
Replies: 7
Views: 182

Re: More horn woes

There should be a ground wire attached to the bottom of the steering rack. Clean it and check again it's what caught me put when mine stopped working.

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by Davegrohl99
09 Oct 2020, 16:52
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Dropping Engine using wood + straps
Replies: 12
Views: 665

Re: Dropping Engine using wood + straps

Engine crane!!!

Buy one or ask around I'm sure someone will give you a lend of one for a weekend. Takes all the messing out and a lot safer than the other methods.

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by Davegrohl99
30 Sep 2020, 18:52
Forum: Campers
Topic: Chinese diesel heater
Replies: 16
Views: 1130

Re: Chinese diesel heater

Sent you a PM

Any pics of the installation?

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by Davegrohl99
27 Sep 2020, 16:36
Forum: Campers
Topic: Where to mount an eber in an Aircooled
Replies: 19
Views: 778

Re: Where to mount an eber in an Aircooled

Has anyone tried to retro fit one of these chinese heaters In the original eberspacher location under the R and R bed.

I'm thinking of fitting one and I'd like to try and bot cut holes in the original woodwork.

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by Davegrohl99
16 Sep 2020, 21:11
Forum: Campers
Topic: Westfalia fridge seal
Replies: 0
Views: 217

Westfalia fridge seal

Something I have always seen since taking ownership of my westy I'd the frisge door doenst seal right.

The rubber is extremely hard now 40 years old. Does anyone know it a replacement seal can be got or any tips to make the fridge seal better.

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by Davegrohl99
07 Sep 2020, 17:38
Forum: Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Hub cap Fitting
Replies: 4
Views: 490

Re: Hub cap Fitting

Hello, You are quite right, The hubcaps were type specific, no doubt lost over the years. My answer was to panel beat the VW logo into a dome.. Voila... :) Cordialement, :ok Thanks Sarran, The very technical hammer technique worked a charm. Happy motoring :) https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2020090...
by Davegrohl99
07 Sep 2020, 09:39
Forum: Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Hub cap Fitting
Replies: 4
Views: 490

Hub cap Fitting

Am I losing the plot or has anyone experienced this before. Fitted 3 of some VW original hubcaps to the wheels no problem. But on fitting to the driver's side wheel with the Speedo cable attached to that wheel it will not fit at all. I have tried different hubcaps to they arent the problem. Is the c...
by Davegrohl99
06 Sep 2020, 14:06
Forum: Campers
Topic: Thermal blinds
Replies: 4
Views: 369

Re: Thermal blinds

I was thinking this this morning. As the winter is coming in we always had the Foil side facing out.

Hopefully that's the correct way for keeping heat in in the winter?

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by Davegrohl99
05 Sep 2020, 14:55
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Quarter light windows
Replies: 1
Views: 224

Quarter light windows

Just bought a pair of new quarter light window frames fro NLA VW parts. Got them very quickly and packaged very well so far so good. Took my original window out the bottom of the frame finally gave way. Then proceeded to swap all the rubber and glass over to the new frame. The glass wont fit into th...