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by glasshopper
17 Dec 2020, 14:17
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Coolant heater matrix pipe replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 183

Re: Coolant heater matrix pipe replacement

Thanks slowcoach.
I will see how it goes.
N.
by glasshopper
17 Dec 2020, 10:59
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Coolant heater matrix pipe replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 183

Coolant heater matrix pipe replacement

Hi All. I have got coolant pouring out of my vehicle from the front to back rubber hoses that go to the heater matrix the hoses were not strapped and have worn through which is super annoying. I have googled and checked the wiki but have not found a how to for replacing just these hoses. Quick quest...
by glasshopper
16 Aug 2020, 21:18
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Paint Your Wagon - with a roller!
Replies: 3060
Views: 1331883

Re: Paint Your Wagon - with a roller!

Hello, I am at the end of putting my van back together after fixing the bodywork and repainting with Rustoleum. However I used a satin finish of the Rustoleum Combicolor and it seems incredibly easy to scratch it. I am sure it is well cured, although maybe not fully, I am on the south coast and the ...
by glasshopper
13 Jul 2020, 10:43
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Sliding Door Track Cover Brackets
Replies: 2
Views: 670

Re: Sliding Door Track Cover Brackets

Thanks for your reply, the dimensions are useful.
I will get some made up and fitted to the van.

Cheers.
Nik
by glasshopper
11 Jul 2020, 08:35
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Sliding Door Track Cover Brackets
Replies: 2
Views: 670

Sliding Door Track Cover Brackets

Hello. I wonder if anyone can help - I have made my van bodywork a lockdown restoration project. I have a slight issue - the RHS brackets for my sliding door track cover were so badly corroded they no longer exist. This is for the drivers side of my vehicle which does not have a sliding door, I cann...
by glasshopper
25 Jun 2020, 08:22
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fuel filler neck breather - snapped white pipe union
Replies: 2
Views: 702

Re: Fuel filler neck breather - snapped white pipe union

Hey ZsZ.
Thanks for your response and your advice, the EKTA plan is super useful.
I have been digging for second hand parts and found one, the issue I have is the union with breather pipe at the fuel tank.
I am going to try and sleeve it with a plastic adapter and see if that works.

Tx.
Nik.
 
by glasshopper
24 Jun 2020, 09:00
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fuel filler neck breather - snapped white pipe union
Replies: 2
Views: 702

Fuel filler neck breather - snapped white pipe union

Hello. I am just about to refit my fuel tank after refurbishing everything. I have had overflow fuel leak issues when I fill up with a full tank of fuel and lived with petrol smells for some time now, so I have replaced all the grommets, float, breather pipe and valves etc. However the filler neck b...
by glasshopper
04 Sep 2017, 08:24
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1.9 Dg - Solex Carb: Fuel / Carburettor Issues
Replies: 19
Views: 9512

Re: 1.9 Dg - Solex Carb: Fuel / Carburettor Issues

Thanks for your responses - guess I am not doing badly then at around 22-24mpg.
All the best.
by glasshopper
02 Sep 2017, 13:17
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1.9 Dg - Solex Carb: Fuel / Carburettor Issues
Replies: 19
Views: 9512

Re: 1.9 Dg - Solex Carb: Fuel / Carburettor Issues

Hi All. Thanks for your help regarding these issues. I was getting so fed up with the poor running of my vehicle that in the end I invested in a reconditioned Pierburg 2E3 carburettor, manifold and pancake manifold from Roger at Bromyard VW. The quality of the workmanship is great and after a few in...
by glasshopper
26 Sep 2016, 06:27
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1.9 Dg - Solex Carb: Fuel / Carburettor Issues
Replies: 19
Views: 9512

Re: 1.9 Dg - Solex Carb: Fuel / Carburettor Issues

Quick update to my situation. I have replaced most of the fuel lines in my vehicle now, new stainless clips, which needed doing - but I still had the issue of non-starting. So I bit the bullet and bought a top quality Pierburg pump from Brickwerks. This has got the van going and got me to an MOT sta...
by glasshopper
11 Sep 2016, 17:13
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1.9 Dg - Solex Carb: Fuel / Carburettor Issues
Replies: 19
Views: 9512

Re: 1.9 Dg - Solex Carb: Fuel / Carburettor Issues

Hi All. Thanks for all your advice - sorry for not replying sooner but I was waiting on supplies and having the time to have a look at this issue. I have replaced a lot of the vacuum hoses and removed the fuel filter between the pump and the carb. I have also cleaned the old distributor contacts and...
by glasshopper
04 Sep 2016, 17:42
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1.9 Dg - Solex Carb: Fuel / Carburettor Issues
Replies: 19
Views: 9512

Re: 1.9 Dg - Solex Carb: Fuel / Carburettor Issues

Hey A1. Thanks for your reply. I have ordered some vacuum hose, distributer cap and a rotor arm and will also order some new fuel hose from Brickwerks. I am wondering if having 2 x fuel filters installed could be part of my issue and contributing to this sluggish running. I am also wondering if gett...
by glasshopper
04 Sep 2016, 12:46
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1.9 Dg - Solex Carb: Fuel / Carburettor Issues
Replies: 19
Views: 9512

1.9 Dg - Solex Carb: Fuel / Carburettor Issues

Hi All. I wonder if anyone can help with issues I am having with fuel pumps and lumpy running with flat spots. The history is as follows - I had issues in 2012 with what seemed to be fuel supply so I invested in a carb rebuild kit and a new fuel tank - this was fitted by a trusted mechanic and all s...
by glasshopper
07 Jun 2011, 09:11
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Window Winder
Replies: 6
Views: 1301

Re: Window Winder

I am about to implement this fix with my van - I collated all the fix information from SKELL into a pdf - how do I get this placed in the WIKI?

Thanks SKELL.