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by Ian Hulley
04 Apr 2019, 09:17
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: RPM in Road Speed
Replies: 7
Views: 971

Re: RPM in Road Speed

Replace the speedo cable ... 20 minute job.

Ian
by Ian Hulley
20 Mar 2019, 16:01
Forum: Campers
Topic: Underslung lpg tank
Replies: 5
Views: 1090

Re: Underslung lpg tank

We have an ex-Westfailure one fitted by myself and a chum who is/was a gas fitter. One of the very best improvements we've made to the van ... especially when touring in Europe as you can fill up at any GPL station so long as you have the relevant adaptor. Fitting it yourself would not be beyond the...
by Ian Hulley
11 Mar 2019, 10:23
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rear brake seized
Replies: 14
Views: 1468

Re: Rear brake seized

Sounds like the usual issue of neglect .... the cylinder possibly went out too far and couldn't retract. Replace everything in there as you planned (including the brake/clutch fluid) BUT if you are not 100% confident of what you are doing have it done by a professional.

Ian
by Ian Hulley
05 Mar 2019, 13:18
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Inverters
Replies: 9
Views: 1117

Re: Inverters

Steve will correct me if I'm wrong but we have a 240v charger for The Present Mrs Hulley (God Bless Her !) 's electric wheelchair. Charging it via the 1000w inverter on a bright sunny day with our 100amp solar panel the leisure battery just about keeps up with the draw.

Ian
by Ian Hulley
06 Feb 2019, 09:22
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Copper Pipe for fuel hoses in Engine bay ?
Replies: 42
Views: 2679

Re: Copper Pipe for fuel hoses in Engine bay ?

replace with the Brickwerks hose EVERY 12 months as part of your pre-MOT service regime. Try arguing with that ^^ :rofl Easy..... if you are using the Brickwerks hose (good for 100% ethanol/biodiesel) it doesn't need replacing as though it was naff product :wink: Nope, it's not naff mate ... peace ...
by Ian Hulley
05 Feb 2019, 12:15
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Copper Pipe for fuel hoses in Engine bay ?
Replies: 42
Views: 2679

Re: Copper Pipe for fuel hoses in Engine bay ?

Ok, check engine bay fuel hose every time you open the lid ... both visual and by feel ... replace with the Brickwerks hose EVERY 12 months as part of your pre-MOT service regime. Fuel hoses should be complete (no filters in the engine bay) and NEVER use the nice shiny braided fuel hose as this leak...
by Ian Hulley
19 Jan 2019, 12:59
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Coolant leak from inlet manifold
Replies: 21
Views: 3357

Re: Coolant leak from inlet manifold

well no, but I may be wrong, mine has paper gaskets each side of the thick 'spacer' so I assumed this was normal but maybe not. I wouldn't want to spend 12 quid each time I took the carb off on the spacer. In 14 years mine's only been off the manifold once and that was when it was replaced ... to s...
by Ian Hulley
18 Jan 2019, 11:05
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Swapping early DG for late DG
Replies: 25
Views: 3071

Re: Swapping early DG for late DG

There are considerable advantages to having a late (improved) cooling system etc but that would mean exhaust, front>back pipes, engine bay hoses and pipes, exhaust etc. The wiring is also different for a late engine (oil pressure DOPS and cooling) so you would have to retain/swap all the ancillaries...
by Ian Hulley
16 Jan 2019, 20:47
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Coolant leak from inlet manifold
Replies: 21
Views: 3357

Re: Coolant leak from inlet manifold

islandboy wrote: Will need to get gasket set.

The inlet gaskets are all you need and they are available individually.

https://www.brickwerks.co.uk/t3-parts/e ... -9-dg.html

£3.00 each less discount, plus postage. :pimp

Ian
by Ian Hulley
16 Jan 2019, 11:51
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Oil light and buzzer
Replies: 4
Views: 689

Re: Oil light and buzzer

Check the 2 brown wires that run across the top of the nearside head ... they meet at a double connector near the thermostat housing (Blue and Yellow wires from memory) ... these often corrode and go high resistance, including in that junction. Otherwise check the terminals are on the pressure switc...
by Ian Hulley
16 Jan 2019, 11:27
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Coolant leak from inlet manifold
Replies: 21
Views: 3357

Re: Coolant leak from inlet manifold

https://www.brickwerks.co.uk/t3-parts/engine/petrol/watercooled-engine-wbx/components/core-plug-24mm-general-vw-use.html https://www.brickwerks.co.uk/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/fb92cc03449b3a3f4af43a3c96e9bb3d/n/0/n0119142.jpg Brickwerks ... £1.08 less discount plus postage but should be a...
by Ian Hulley
12 Dec 2018, 10:02
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: push rods not quite straight
Replies: 13
Views: 1295

Re: push rods not quite straight

What he said ^^^

Nothing worse than driving around knowing you have a time bomb ticking. I remember an old friend who lost the end of his dipstick in his DG ... the thing eventually surfaced half way round the M25 on a Sunday afternoon. :cry:

Ian
by Ian Hulley
06 Dec 2018, 22:30
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 2E3 Carb questions
Replies: 12
Views: 1443

Re: 2E3 Carb questions

Aidan wrote: if it isn't an 025 number then carb isn't originally from a T25, could be from a polo or something else

Or a *spit* hateful Vauxhall :cry:
by Ian Hulley
28 Nov 2018, 23:50
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Cutting out issue.
Replies: 29
Views: 2925

Re: Cutting out issue.

maxstu wrote: Will keep a new spare on board in future.

LPG just shows up a weak ignition before petrol does because it needs a stronger spark.

If you remember my list of spares to carry at all times the last set of known-good cap, arm, leads and plugs are on it.

Ian.
by Ian Hulley
28 Nov 2018, 17:26
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Cutting out issue.
Replies: 29
Views: 2925

Re: Cutting out issue.

Do the lights come on when it won't start but only the sidelights and no headlights ? If so the symptoms match my faulty ignition switch. No turning over, nothing … then mysteriously comes back to life.

Ian