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by rollercoaster
20 Feb 2021, 20:33
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Filling seams
Replies: 10
Views: 1266

Re: Filling seams

Seams are notoriously hard to sort as the rust gets into the folds of metal. My best results have been using a small grit blaster like you can get from machine mart that has the rubber shroud. You then use stone grit (not metal) and this gets in better than a wire brush. Best done on a warm dry day...
by rollercoaster
18 Feb 2021, 18:47
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Filling seams
Replies: 10
Views: 1266

Re: Filling seams

Well this thread didnt go very far.. and I have to revisit the seams already not a year later! My guess is that the combination of the exterior sealer/paint, has dried to leave a deep crack, a very fine one.. but I can see the brown rust stain against white paint. Now I worked hard to get this right...
by rollercoaster
29 Jan 2021, 22:11
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: Stainless Steel Silencer for Subaru Powered T25
Replies: 11
Views: 385

Re: Stainless Steel Silencer for Subaru Powered T25

I'm no expert but it does look a bit like one of your manifolds isnt going to flow very well,
and when I had a subaru the exhaust was too loud, so do your best for quiet..
by rollercoaster
26 Jan 2021, 21:24
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: Cabin heat, 1.8T conversion, extra pump?
Replies: 15
Views: 325

Re: Cabin heat, 1.8T conversion, extra pump?

The extra circulation pump I think is the ideal solution and was well documented in the samba thread. I would a better solution to the switching of the pump than just another switch drilled in to the dash. I was thinking the same, and how hard would it be to trigger the pump by a thermostatic switc...
by rollercoaster
25 Jan 2021, 23:17
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: Cabin heat, 1.8T conversion, extra pump?
Replies: 15
Views: 325

Re: Cabin heat, 1.8T conversion, extra pump?

Heres a lot of words off the Samba on this: https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=534812&highlight=1.8t+extra+heater+pump No I havent read it all yet, it sounded simple at first and easy to do, then various people try it and chip in with more problems and ideas, I will wade through t...
by rollercoaster
25 Jan 2021, 20:58
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: Cabin heat, 1.8T conversion, extra pump?
Replies: 15
Views: 325

Re: Cabin heat, 1.8T conversion, extra pump?

So what do you think of the idea of an electric inline pump?
Is there any precedent for this in vehicles,
might there be one thats easily adapted to our needs?
by rollercoaster
25 Jan 2021, 20:47
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: Cabin heat, 1.8T conversion, extra pump?
Replies: 15
Views: 325

Re: Cabin heat, 1.8T conversion, extra pump?

True, I nearly posted this on your thread,
as it is good for you to think about..
Hope some great minds get to work on this,
otherwise I may fit a Propex!
Which I had planned to do..
Along with your backseat bed modification..
by rollercoaster
25 Jan 2021, 17:07
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: Cabin heat, 1.8T conversion, extra pump?
Replies: 15
Views: 325

Cabin heat, 1.8T conversion, extra pump?

Something thats not been quite right with my 1.8t conversion is the cabin heater, its ok when I'm driving but at standstill, tickover, it just doesnt work! Recently I had it looked at, new thermostat etc, still no good. They told me that the best way forward might be installing an aftermarket pump. ...
by rollercoaster
16 Jan 2021, 16:46
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: Aidan's wbx 2.5
Replies: 10
Views: 655

Re: Aidan's wbx 2.5

As the saying goes, “if you have to ask..”
But no worries because you dont have to ask..
So you should be able to afford it!

Aidan, I do hope this is for your own van,
Wishing you well with it.
Tell us more how it’s coming together..
by rollercoaster
15 Jan 2021, 16:03
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: RHD Power Steering Rack
Replies: 8
Views: 285

Re: RHD Power Steering Rack

Thanks for that, I've ordered a new track rod now,
its in for a new bearing on that side next week,
so a good time to sort it.
 
by rollercoaster
14 Jan 2021, 12:37
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: RHD Power Steering Rack
Replies: 8
Views: 285

Re: RHD Power Steering Rack

Could the play just be on the inner knuckle on the track rod? That is worth investigating, as its the play they were worried about, not any leaks, and only play on one side too.. I'm not clear, are you suggesting just that part could be changed? They seemed to want to replace the whole thing, but t...
by rollercoaster
13 Jan 2021, 14:36
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: RHD Power Steering Rack
Replies: 8
Views: 285

RHD Power Steering Rack

Although the MOT man was happy and it didnt even make it to a warning,
I have been told by someone that I should think of reconditioning my rack.
It doesnt seem to be available as a new item, who would I go to?
I'm told theres a bit of play on the drivers side.
 
by rollercoaster
02 Jan 2021, 17:23
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: 1.8T
Replies: 9
Views: 374

Re: 1.8T

Does that mean it sits under the lid,
without raising it?
by rollercoaster
01 Jan 2021, 19:58
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Electrics in the gas locker
Replies: 9
Views: 292

Re: Electrics in the gas locker

if you have a gas locker then I wouldn't put electrics in it Well I didnt think, and I posted as I was thinking... so, "live" if you like... I was expecting mixed answers. Dont know why. I wont be putting any electrics in the gas box. Thanks everyone! PS, my camper was poorly converted be...
by rollercoaster
01 Jan 2021, 19:34
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: 1.8T
Replies: 9
Views: 374

Re: 1.8T

Drives well, and brings me joy.. technically its got plenty of torque, never feels like needing to change gear. Plenty of power, I dont need that much.. but theres room for extra power if needs, as I'm told its very easily souped up. Liked my old 2.2 Subaru a lot too, and honestly I wish for somethi...