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by dwayne
01 Jan 2012, 16:40
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: travelingchick gearbox problem
Replies: 26
Views: 2287

travelingchick gearbox problem

Hi pesos happy new year

Just had a call from Sarah she has broken down after leaving the campsite , has called recovery .

Ok symptoms .loud bang followed by loss of drive ,engine revving ,gears engaging , drive shaft ?

Cheers guys
by dwayne
09 Nov 2011, 15:54
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: problem starting
Replies: 7
Views: 1041

Re: problem starting

Thanks mate , and the shiny new starter did the trick . Not too bad to change bush was a bit of a bugger easy out snapped it in half which I got out then I went to use the 12mm tap method which shattered the bush , I used an extendable mirror with torch and a cotton bud dipped in oil to retrieve the...
by dwayne
09 Nov 2011, 08:26
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: problem starting
Replies: 7
Views: 1041

Re: problem starting

Morning Tony have tried the hammer trick , still not starting just been out and skinned my knuckles :evil: , gonna go to gsf now and get a new starter , will just have a look at your link to california thread

cheers bud :ok
by dwayne
08 Nov 2011, 20:43
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: problem starting
Replies: 7
Views: 1041

Re: problem starting

Hi Em yeh solenoid should make a click , I will go to gsf and get a starter and solenoid tomorrow if that doesn't cure it I'll have spares and something more to go on :D , I don't mind things going wrong I get to fix them and learn about the van few things to check for in the Wiki , will get ti sort...
by dwayne
08 Nov 2011, 20:03
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: problem starting
Replies: 7
Views: 1041

problem starting

Hey guys , got home from work tonight pulled up beside the garage to offload stuff then she wouldnt start ,I have ignition lights , The relay box in the engine bay is clicking , the earth wire is good , the leads to the solenoid looked good but I took them off and cleaned them up again still no go ....
by dwayne
08 May 2011, 19:19
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Was I lucky...
Replies: 38
Views: 4030

Re: Was I lucky...

As above , I think it will corrode faster than you think and the weld would fracture. I remember changing 2 of my exhaust clamps 2 years ago and they had totally disintegrated where as other clamps changed at the same time are good as new .
by dwayne
06 May 2011, 19:24
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fuel Pump & Pushrod
Replies: 9
Views: 1459

Re: Fuel Pump & Pushrod

I got a fuel pump for my DG last year from VW comercial , they do still stock stuff for these vans :D
by dwayne
06 May 2011, 19:09
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Was I lucky...
Replies: 38
Views: 4030

Re: Was I lucky...

.Its the metal on metal that will cause corrosion. I got an advisory on my MOT a couple of months ago , all my exhaust clamps had virtually disintegrated , tester said it was because they were steel clamps on a stainless exhaust , I didn;t even know it was stainless :oops: thought it looked cleaner...
by dwayne
27 Mar 2011, 07:16
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 3rd & 4th gear lost
Replies: 5
Views: 990

Re: 3rd & 4th gear lost

Crawl under the back of the van drivers side where the linkage connects to a spindle that goes into the gearbox the spindle is grooved and the linkage has teeth cut into it , linkage side could be worn and slipped
by dwayne
26 Mar 2011, 10:34
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: gear stick play
Replies: 15
Views: 1865

Re: gear stick play

If all linkages are ok and bushes not worn and you want less play try one of these short shift kit they are good
by dwayne
21 Mar 2011, 08:36
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: small backfire
Replies: 4
Views: 737

Re: small backfire

Thanks Steve and kev , I guess its too lean a mixture cause that's what I was playing with lm gourmet to wind it out half a turn and see what happens on the way home
by dwayne
21 Mar 2011, 07:13
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: small backfire
Replies: 4
Views: 737

small backfire

After my van failed on Co emissions I changed all filters plugs and leads cleaned carbs and the little Carb filter. Then I warmed her up and turned in the mixture screw till it sort of misfired then out till revs picked up then half turn more out ran sweet yesterday just got to work van ran sweet ag...
by dwayne
07 Feb 2011, 19:38
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Heater Blower - Help and advice needed please
Replies: 8
Views: 1386

Re: Heater Blower - Help and advice needed please

Thanks Rob, will get some today. The next problem is the refitting of the heater box, all the posts I have seen say to seal the box with siilicone and use clips. Silicone is no prob but where do I get the clips from? Forget the clips , not needed , as a matter of interest did you check to see if it...
by dwayne
20 Jan 2011, 20:34
Forum: Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Camber Adjustment???
Replies: 17
Views: 5219

Re: Camber Adjustment???

mwheatley wrote:Looks like both you and your "VW Mechanic" would benefit from a Haynes Manual. It's all in there.


I know!!!!! There's a bit like hens teeth thought aren't they?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Transporter-82- ... 1859604528 , not that hard to come by , I got mine from halfords
by dwayne
20 Jan 2011, 20:21
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Heater Blower again.. and casing
Replies: 13
Views: 2808

Re: Heater Blower again.. and casing

Hiya , I'm guessing that something is causing the motor to stick , when I first did mine last year I stripped the motor down dipped the bearings in Gunk for the night , cleaned all the bushes . Before I took it apart it seemed to spin ok on the bench , when I'd cleaned it up the fan had lateral move...