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by SyncroMatt
09 Mar 2021, 13:20
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Shifter Rod adjustment
Replies: 14
Views: 380

Re: Shifter Rod adjustment

yes the selector shaft is the gearbox is unsprung between 2nd 3rd plane and 4th 5th plane, if you pull the shaft (ball and cup) out fully that is 4th 5th plane, so you push it in till it reaches the spring (effectively) and that is 2nd 3rd plane, set the gearstick so guides are centred front to bac...
by SyncroMatt
21 Feb 2021, 11:38
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake servo upgrade
Replies: 0
Views: 99

Brake servo upgrade

I've been reading up on the BMW servo upgrade using the E30 10" unit.

Seems they are getting rarer these days too.

Has any no one tried a later unit? Say from an E36?

Matt
by SyncroMatt
17 Feb 2021, 20:56
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Question on radiator bleed screw?
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: Question on radiator bleed screw?

Answered my own question. The groove or slit is in the threaded part in the radiator. The bolt is just a standard job. So thoughts now turn to how much pressure the system is under while running and how to measure it. Or perhaps be happy I have 17.5l of coolant in there and a functioning van with st...
by SyncroMatt
17 Feb 2021, 16:22
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Question on radiator bleed screw?
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Question on radiator bleed screw?

I’ve been bleeding my 2.1DJ cooling system today after a significant lay up. I managed to remove almost 17L of old coolant from the system. engine is running well, I’ve got about 16.75L in so far with some of that in the expansion tank for when it cools down. all pipes to the radiator and heater are...
by SyncroMatt
11 Feb 2021, 08:32
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ultrasonic cleaning : the benefits
Replies: 29
Views: 1600

Re: Ultrasonic cleaning : the benefits

I think it was carbusonic cleaner for precisely this job. Some people have good experience with normal detergents. I guess you'd need a low foaming one though. Simple green is available in the UK now and I've had good results with their products generally. They have a specific cleaner for aluminium....
by SyncroMatt
10 Feb 2021, 15:17
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ultrasonic cleaning : the benefits
Replies: 29
Views: 1600

Re: Ultrasonic cleaning : the benefits

Ditto on the cheap eBay jobs. I got one for doing some carbs a couple of years back. Started like this.
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And ended up like this....

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The car has never run so well.

Matt
by SyncroMatt
07 Feb 2021, 08:07
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Blown gasket, ok compression ?
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Re: Blown gasket, ok compression ?

:( Pete, I can only comment from my own experience of 15 years or so ago. My DJ engine bus started pressuring the coolant system and overflowing the catch tank. It ran well and didn't feel down on power, but after 10-15mins driving would blow coolant out and the warning lights would flash. No extern...
by SyncroMatt
30 Jan 2021, 13:27
Forum: Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Caravan Wheels for VW T25
Replies: 21
Views: 888

Re: Caravan Wheels for VW T25

I have standard studs on my syncro. I ve been playing with various wheel combos of recent. Here are some numbers for full rotation of nuts until they snug down onto the wheels, still need the torque wrench applying. Standard 14" steels with standard nuts: front 12 rotations (18mm) rear 11 rot (...
by SyncroMatt
07 Jan 2021, 13:04
Forum: Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Caravan Wheels for VW T25
Replies: 21
Views: 888

Re: Caravan Wheels for VW T25

I am curious to where the oft quoted 900kg comes from? Mefro rims are quoted as such because they are designed as trailer wheels and most trailer stuff is rated so. Does it come from there? One trailer equipment supplier I spoke to mentioned all the stuff they sell was rated to 900kg. Is there a VW ...
by SyncroMatt
16 Dec 2020, 15:42
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Hydraulic lifters. Restart of a long idle engine
Replies: 10
Views: 532

Re: Hydraulic lifters. Restart of a long idle engine

Thanks all for the advice,. Thankfully I've managed to dry store the van so the engine turns easily etc. I've already had the tank out for a flush and new fuel lines, pump and filter and I'm presently going over the engine similarly. Valve train looks in good shape and not bound up. Pleasantly surpr...
by SyncroMatt
15 Dec 2020, 22:10
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Hydraulic lifters. Restart of a long idle engine
Replies: 10
Views: 532

Re: Hydraulic lifters. Restart of a long idle engine

Sounds wise, it's been so long I can't remember what weight oil i had in there. Seems there is a range of consensus on oil weight theses days.
by SyncroMatt
15 Dec 2020, 20:40
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Hydraulic lifters. Restart of a long idle engine
Replies: 10
Views: 532

Re: Hydraulic lifters. Restart of a long idle engine

It's getting a thorough going through top to bottom.

15 years is a long rest. So a test drive won't be possible immediately.

I did read a post about backing the adjusters off to just touching rather than preloaded but thought I'd garner opinions.

Matt
by SyncroMatt
15 Dec 2020, 19:16
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Hydraulic lifters. Restart of a long idle engine
Replies: 10
Views: 532

Hydraulic lifters. Restart of a long idle engine

Evening all, My 2.1dj bus has sat idle for many years. It ran well without issue before storage. I popped the valve covers today and unsurprisingly the lifters have gone soft. Is there a way to adjust the lash on a soft lifter or is it a case of start her up and let it rattle, then adjust when prime...
by SyncroMatt
07 Nov 2020, 04:14
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Digijet manual
Replies: 4
Views: 437

Re: Digijet manual

:ok
by SyncroMatt
01 Nov 2020, 19:55
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Digijet manual
Replies: 4
Views: 437

Re: Digijet manual

Did the US Digijet system have a oxygen sensor?

If so I assume we can ignore it here in the UK

Matt