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by syncroy
23 Jun 2020, 14:01
Forum: Restoration and Major Repairs
Topic: Build Project: Wilbur’s 2.1 DJ
Replies: 65
Views: 11470

Re: Build Project: Wilbur’s 2.1 DJ

Hi Wilbur, I was reading this post about your 2.1 DJ rebuild with interest as i'm about to go through the same. Can I ask a couple of questions? You mentioned a rebuild in 2017 for your camper - is this engine still going well and who did the rebuild? And how is this current rebuild doing? any recom...
by syncroy
09 May 2012, 11:18
Forum: Syncro
Topic: Busman Be
Replies: 13
Views: 4539

Re: Busman Be

Hi, If you don't know your way fully around a Syncro I would definitely recommend Mike. He doesn't just sell them he drives them, so he'll give you an honest assessment of what he knows needs doing to the van. I bought my van from him nearly 6 years ago & have never looked back............he eve...
by syncroy
08 May 2012, 08:46
Forum: Syncro
Topic: Front Outer CV Boot
Replies: 16
Views: 3394

Re: Front Outer CV Boot

Just checked & as I suspected I found a spacer positioned on the other side of the diff. Thanks again Jes for the link & helping get to the bottom of this.
by syncroy
07 May 2012, 19:11
Forum: Syncro
Topic: Front Outer CV Boot
Replies: 16
Views: 3394

Re: Front Outer CV Boot

Jes you b*st*rd what are you trying to do? kill me?! Its actually not a daft question, but it did induce me to sprint to the shed with a tape in my hand! :lol: thankfully they are the same!! but thanks for the heads up as I'm now on a quest to get the right boots and draw this job to a quick & s...
by syncroy
07 May 2012, 15:47
Forum: Syncro
Topic: Front Outer CV Boot
Replies: 16
Views: 3394

Re: Front Outer CV Boot

Thanks Jes, I followed that thread taking some additional dims, counting splines etc & I have a 14" axle that must have been retro fitted when the van was residing in Sweden. Aidan, I'll have a chat with Simon tomorrow regarding the new boots, I fancy fitting new ones now given the journey ...
by syncroy
07 May 2012, 14:57
Forum: Syncro
Topic: Front Outer CV Boot
Replies: 16
Views: 3394

Re: Front Outer CV Boot

I cleaned the shaft before measuring it at 27mm. I had literally just found that post so I'm just working through that thread ................it reads like a tongue twister!
by syncroy
07 May 2012, 14:38
Forum: Syncro
Topic: Are you a MTB'er?
Replies: 64
Views: 10537

Re: Are you a MTB'er?

Afternoon, I fancy hooking up for a bike ride. North Wales is good or if someone knows where to camp in the Dark Peaks around Edale, Hope, Hayfield etc I'll sort out the route with pleasure!

Roy
by syncroy
07 May 2012, 13:46
Forum: Syncro
Topic: Front Outer CV Boot
Replies: 16
Views: 3394

Re: Front Outer CV Boot

Hi, I was going to refit the spacer but it was fitted between the CV joint & the metal collar of the boot, it shows in the Bentley manual that it should be between the CV & the box so that's what I was going to do, as in the current location it stops the boot sitting on the CV correctly. I'v...
by syncroy
07 May 2012, 11:01
Forum: Syncro
Topic: Front Outer CV Boot
Replies: 16
Views: 3394

Re: Front Outer CV Boot

Hi Jes & Lloyd As I said to Aidan the dia is 90mm & the overall length about 175mm. The new boots I have are the same reference as your's Lloyd, 23508. When I separated the boot from the inner CV I found a spacer / washer to one side, which I know shouldn't have been there. I just put this d...
by syncroy
07 May 2012, 10:49
Forum: Syncro
Topic: Front Outer CV Boot
Replies: 16
Views: 3394

Re: Front Outer CV Boot

Morning Aidan They are definitely the 90mm & the boots I took off are white (ish) in colour (or at least they were at some point!), so it sounds like they are the early ones. What I'm slightly confused about is I thought the diff lock was just in the box & I regularly put the front diff lock...
by syncroy
07 May 2012, 09:16
Forum: Syncro
Topic: Front Outer CV Boot
Replies: 16
Views: 3394

Front Outer CV Boot

Just in the process of replacing all the CV boots to the front of my van. It is a 1989 16" Syncro with front diffs. I got the replacement boots from Mr Baxter. The axles came out relatively easy after a bit of experimentation, so much so I was going to post a blog on it as it doesn't involve ha...
by syncroy
12 Nov 2009, 20:17
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Occasional high idle speed prob... 2.1DJ.
Replies: 5
Views: 1437

Re: Occasional high idle speed prob... 2.1DJ.

hi, I haven't got power steering on my vehicle so I can't comment on whether that would affect is so drastically. My symptoms were that the van would drive perfect for prolonged periods & then without any consistency the idle would go through the roof............normally when stationary in queui...
by syncroy
09 Nov 2009, 22:58
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Occasional high idle speed prob... 2.1DJ.
Replies: 5
Views: 1437

Re: Occasional high idle speed prob... 2.1DJ.

hi, I had a very similar problem a couple of years back & followed the same path, water coolant sensor, ideal speed regulator etc & then came across this article; http://www.benplace.com/vanagon_intermittent_syndrome.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Basically, the...
by syncroy
13 Mar 2009, 10:10
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Replacement Body Panels
Replies: 9
Views: 1631

Re: Replacement Body Panels

'JK panels being rippled tin foil crap' ..............I think I'll pop into Alan's then at the weekend!

Thanks again Shaun.

Roy
by syncroy
12 Mar 2009, 21:04
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Replacement Body Panels
Replies: 9
Views: 1631

Re: Replacement Body Panels

Thanks Jaylo, I'll get one from JK then. Roy