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by Funkychops
Today, 10:33
Forum: Any Other Matters
Topic: Sliding door lock
Replies: 3
Views: 95

Re: Sliding door lock

Agree - the choice is bewildering and its best to match the part number exactly and compare the part as best you can. I found a few options on Volksmagic when I was looking at replacing mine. The issue you mention is because a small spring inside the mechanism has a habit of breaking. There is a thr...
by Funkychops
13 Oct 2020, 08:53
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: New fuel pump but still no fuel to carb
Replies: 6
Views: 231

Re: New fuel pump but still no fuel to carb

(please check your other fuel lines...)
by Funkychops
13 Oct 2020, 08:45
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Petrol leak near filler pipe.
Replies: 6
Views: 159

Re: Petrol leak near filler pipe.

I dropped my tank out recently (early van) because it was seeping along the seam all the way round. Yours does look like a leak from the filler seal, but it's hard to totally diagnose the leak site due to the way the petrol seeps all over the place (something to do with surface tension I expect...) ...
by Funkychops
01 Sep 2020, 13:54
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1981 Air-cooled : Really hot, what should I check?
Replies: 8
Views: 431

Re: 1981 Air-cooled : Really hot, what should I check?

@bigherb pretty much answered but yes, that is what I meant Have a look online, some of the better resources I've found (even if not totally relevant to the CU engine) but there are lots: http://www.vw-resource.com/overheating.html https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2_dzR1qJ6A Easiest way to monitor t...
by Funkychops
31 Aug 2020, 21:09
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1981 Air-cooled : Really hot, what should I check?
Replies: 8
Views: 431

Re: 1981 Air-cooled : Really hot, what should I check?

There's a huge wealth of info on the web for keeping air cooleds cool. Out of all the advice I've read, the answer boils down to this: the engine already has everything it needs to keep cool. Or at least it did when it left the factory! People drive these things in Australia, California etc, so the ...
by Funkychops
31 Aug 2020, 09:10
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Photo of my Aircooled engine - Thanks folk for helpful comments
Replies: 9
Views: 551

Re: Photo of my Aircooled engine - comments valued!

One easy spot is you should have rubber sleeves over the spark plugs to stop hot air from the hot side of the engine coming through to the cool side. I read an American blog somewhere that suggests it makes quite a difference to running temps. That and your engine seal has a big gap in it, so does m...
by Funkychops
20 Aug 2020, 15:38
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Cable rating
Replies: 3
Views: 254

Re: Cable rating

Fuse should be rated lower than the cable (so that the fuse goes first) I think a general rule of thumb is 1.25x normal current for the fuse rating ( http://www.judgeelectrical.co.uk/domestic-electrical/fuses/fuse-rating.html ). Using P=IV you should be able to work out the current draw for the appl...
by Funkychops
18 Aug 2020, 09:48
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Hello (first post) and sliding door lock advice...
Replies: 7
Views: 781

Re: Hello (first post) and sliding door lock advice...

I've found the same bodge at the top of the door using a metal rod...

Let me know if you figure it out!
by Funkychops
17 Aug 2020, 14:01
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Paint
Replies: 4
Views: 294

Re: Paint

Looks fab - as an Everton supporter I strongly approve of the colour choice! 
by Funkychops
17 Aug 2020, 09:52
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Urgent - sliding door won't lock
Replies: 10
Views: 489

Re: Urgent - sliding door won't lock

Thanks Yeah, I've scoured YouTube but no luck - these doors seem to cause all sorts of trouble. Their problem was a broken cable to the rear latch - mine's okay. I'm still puzzled by what the key does on the slider handle - I could understand if it just prevents the handle moving but to actually mov...
by Funkychops
17 Aug 2020, 05:48
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Hello (first post) and sliding door lock advice...
Replies: 7
Views: 781

Re: Hello (first post) and sliding door lock advice...

Hi, did you get anywhere with this? Sounds like I have the exact same issue!
by Funkychops
16 Aug 2020, 19:12
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Urgent - sliding door won't lock
Replies: 10
Views: 489

Re: Urgent - sliding door won't lock

Hope so - it's currently parked on the side of our road with the door bodged shut with an Allen key. Hardly feels like my pride and joy is well secured...
by Funkychops
16 Aug 2020, 18:55
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Urgent - sliding door won't lock
Replies: 10
Views: 489

Re: Urgent - sliding door won't lock

Interesting. So the key on the outside moves the lock bolt (assume you mean the up and down bolt next to the handle on the inside?) Mine definitely doesn't do that! I think I need to take it to bits and try and figure out what's become detached between the key, outside handle and internal lock mecha...
by Funkychops
16 Aug 2020, 18:38
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Urgent - sliding door won't lock
Replies: 10
Views: 489

Re: Urgent - sliding door won't lock

Sort of, if the inside bolt is down then the inside handle doesn't work, but the outside handle still turns without any resistance from the lock
by Funkychops
16 Aug 2020, 17:30
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Urgent - sliding door won't lock
Replies: 10
Views: 489

Urgent - sliding door won't lock

I used to have an issue whereby you could only open the sliding door from the outside using the key. Gave everything a really good grease, and fixed that problem. But now I can't get the door to lock at all, so you can just open it from the outside with the handle. This is a much worse problem. Any ...