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by Mr Bean
16 Sep 2020, 21:35
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Oil Pressure Problem?
Replies: 10
Views: 211

Re: Oil Pressure Problem?

I fitted a pressure gauge along with my  WBX rebuild but to be honest I an thinking about moving it from my normal eye line lest I get too mesmerised by it in hot, slow moving stop/start traffic and test out my Crumple  :?:  zone :shock: . Incidentally when racing my Ford Crossflow powered boat I fi...
by Mr Bean
15 Sep 2020, 10:29
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brakes going weird
Replies: 9
Views: 255

Re: Brakes going weird

For what its worth it might be an idea to start off with a dummy bleeding session - anything not looking quite right might give you a clue and the wasted fluid would be minimal. I am sympathetic to the master cylinder source especially if none of the slaves or their plumbing are leaking.   
by Mr Bean
10 Sep 2020, 21:30
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Replacing fuel (petrol) hose from injector rail to injector
Replies: 19
Views: 307

Re: Replacing fuel (petrol) hose from injector rail to injector

I too was sore afraid of scoring the ribbing or breaking off the spigot so I used a 1/2" electric finger file to abrade through one of the ears of the factory fitted double ear “O” Clips then sliced away the rubber pipe rather than cut into it.  No fire hazard if you take care with the finger file. 
by Mr Bean
23 Aug 2020, 21:52
Forum: Campers
Topic: Flooring
Replies: 8
Views: 451

Re: Flooring

Just for interest: We recently fitted the living area of our van with B&Q carpet tiles. They stay in place if trapped by good fit or can be kept in place with carpet tape. They pass Mrs Bean's "van proud" test and are hard wearing and warm underfoot plus slip free and can be replaced piecemeal if/as...
by Mr Bean
14 Aug 2020, 12:25
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Warm up time 1.9dg
Replies: 17
Views: 343

Re: Warm up time 1.9dg

My 2.1 DJ WBX temp gauge creeps up progressively but the heater starts blowing hot quite suddenly three or four miles after I start a journey - slightly quicker if I am purposefully making for the motorway.  Without thinking too much about it I just assumed that was  when the thermostat woke/warmed ...
by Mr Bean
13 Aug 2020, 21:17
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Air filter conduit
Replies: 6
Views: 258

Re: Air filter conduit

No problem, look forward to see what a different system looks like.  Do not think anything is missing from mine apart from the loosely aluminium/paper pipes that hang off the bottom parts, need to source them if important and necessary. Here are two of the components in my WBX: https://www.brickwer...
by Mr Bean
13 Aug 2020, 17:09
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Air filter conduit
Replies: 6
Views: 258

Re: Air filter conduit

Oh no! Mine is nothing like that. I was talking about the plastic moulding which terminates the round flexible conduit which hides behind the rear side grill. I will search for an image. Clearly the 2.1 DJ WBX is different - least ways mine is. Sorry about that.
by Mr Bean
13 Aug 2020, 07:45
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Intermittent breakdown
Replies: 18
Views: 665

Re: Intermittent breakdown

I've a little niggle re people with what I call the jailhouse warden syndrome where someone walks around with a heavily loaded key ring clipped to their belt. Strangely enough Mrs Bean has such a key ring  and sometime I feel...  8) Anyway if you suspect your ignition switch or associated wiring may...
by Mr Bean
12 Aug 2020, 22:34
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Air filter conduit
Replies: 6
Views: 258

Re: Air filter conduit

I have a rectangular shaped airbox where the breather tube goes at right angles into the side of the rear panel to receive air from the grille above. It is quite a tight fit in there and I am wondering if enough air is being allowed into the box, how close to the inside of the panel should the end ...
by Mr Bean
11 Aug 2020, 20:36
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Intermittent breakdown
Replies: 18
Views: 665

Re: Intermittent breakdown

Well I wouldnt know when its supposed to buzz or not but I can say that given how it is random.. it doesnt seem right. The trusty (?) van sat at 60-70 for an hour or more, and gave no bother over a four hour fast drive, fully loaded, to its train weight, with big trailer.. so it is running well, it...
by Mr Bean
11 Aug 2020, 09:59
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Intermittent breakdown
Replies: 18
Views: 665

Re: Intermittent breakdown

Just being nosy but I picked these two sentences out of that thread:   “The thing is there’s a ticking and buzzing from near the throttle cable, top of the engine. Sometimes it is not. Sometimes even after I’ve switched it off.”   “The buzzing is probably the idle control valve”   I have no Golf kn...
by Mr Bean
10 Aug 2020, 20:12
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1.9 dg oil splatter from exhaust
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Re: 1.9 dg oil splatter from exhaust

Check it is oil and not a mixture of exhaust condensate and soot from a rich mixture at start up.  Unlikely in this warm weather but I have seen this before. (fingers crossed emoji) 
by Mr Bean
10 Aug 2020, 14:48
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: half an hour holiday (overheating)
Replies: 72
Views: 1809

Re: half an hour holiday (overheating)

Some Bean style "time wasting :wink: " Lilly gilding: For the coolant to transfer heat into the expansion medium - wax capsule there must always be an (albeit small) coolant flow though the thermostat when in the closed position. Depending on manufacture this can be provided by a small gap in the v...
by Mr Bean
10 Aug 2020, 07:08
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: half an hour holiday (overheating)
Replies: 72
Views: 1809

Re: half an hour holiday (overheating)

Did I read you right?
Stat should start closed and open to regulate water flow. new stat will confirm.