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by Oldjets
28 Nov 2014, 10:48
Forum: Restoration and Major Repairs
Topic: MBCamper's Restoration
Replies: 75
Views: 31272

Re: MBCamper's Restoration

Epic restoration MB. Amazing amount of work and another van saved in the nick of time by the looks of it. Thanks for posting all those photos too - very helpful.

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by Oldjets
18 Aug 2014, 12:59
Forum: Restoration and Major Repairs
Topic: My 84 rusty project
Replies: 571
Views: 239482

Re: My 84 rusty project

Awesome stuff! Really inspirational to see this amount of restoration being done to a humble van and the detailed photos are a great help. Can't wait to see it finished.

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by Oldjets
18 Aug 2014, 12:40
Forum: Restoration and Major Repairs
Topic: MBCamper's Restoration
Replies: 75
Views: 31272

Re: MBCamper's Restoration

Good work MB. Very impressed with the roof repair - that seems to be a fault with Autosleeper conversions (I've got one too). Most would have given up on the van as soon as they found that much rust, but with a a good paint finish and sealing seams all round, this one should last for years. Look for...
by Oldjets
06 Sep 2013, 14:53
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Max revs for a 1.9 DG?
Replies: 10
Views: 1915

Re: Max revs for a 1.9 DG?

I've always thought mine sounds happiest stopped, with the kettle on.
:D
by Oldjets
13 Nov 2012, 11:25
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine overhaul
Replies: 122
Views: 17316

Re: Engine overhaul

Jeff, you're a brave man. Doing the engine is bad enough, but putting parts in the oven...!
Keep posting the pictures, all good stuff so far.

Cheers,

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by Oldjets
29 Jun 2012, 09:53
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rusty exhaust!
Replies: 6
Views: 894

Re: Rusty exhaust!

Thanks for the replies everyone. It has eased my concerns but it has piqued my curiosity. Why have such a thing in the first place? And since the rest of my exhaust looks solid, is my campervan always going to be just as noisy? I've never been around any other T25's.... I think (and I'm sure someon...
by Oldjets
07 Jun 2012, 10:02
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Front to Rear Coolant Pipes - Plastic
Replies: 18
Views: 2960

Re: Front to Rear Coolant Pipes - Plastic

Just to confirm alewing, my feed pipe also looks like yours. As others have said, the metal inserts work their way out over time - constant heating and cooling and vibration I guess. Eventually, I think they pop out altogether, allowing the hoses to work loose and coolant to leak out. As tencent say...
by Oldjets
16 Feb 2012, 13:28
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fuel Line sizes ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1768

Re: Fuel Line sizes ?

It may have been my post in the Wiki - on my 1990 DG all the fuel lines in the engine bay are 5.5mm ID. The hoses I replaced were VAG and marked as that - I think they may have been the originals. The short hose from the tank outlet to the fuel filter is 7mm and from the filter to the hard plastic f...
by Oldjets
18 Nov 2011, 11:35
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 5-speed lever fork repair kits now available!
Replies: 24
Views: 3614

Re: 5-speed lever fork repair kits now available!

Machine shop porn - I like it! :D

Saving up for a set right now.

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by Oldjets
19 Oct 2011, 15:32
Forum: Camping & Travelling
Topic: Summer 2011
Replies: 1
Views: 438

Summer 2011

No reason for this folks - just looking back on a great summer in the van. Pic taken at Woolacombe, North Devon, in July. Had been sunny all day, good surf, burgers on, beer in fridge, sun going down - it's what it's all about... We did 450 miles on this trip, nothing leaked, split, exploded or fell...
by Oldjets
13 Oct 2011, 10:05
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: unleaded in diesel
Replies: 15
Views: 1279

Re: unleaded in diesel

Billy Have done the same thing, although was only the one tank full. Maybe transfer half from the Transit tank and top up with petrol a couple of times. Small amount of diesel didn't make any difference to my running in short-term. Oldjets See my post: Put diesel in my petrol tank - dont panic! Post...
by Oldjets
11 Jul 2011, 12:47
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Replacing fuel lines
Replies: 6
Views: 1413

Re: Replacing fuel lines

meehaja Not sure which van you have but the folowing info is correct for later vans with DG engine - ealier vans may be slightly different so double check if you can. Info used to be available in the online VAG Cat if you can find it, or even at your local VAG dealer. My local VW van parts guy is ve...
by Oldjets
13 May 2011, 14:25
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: thermo housing
Replies: 1
Views: 463

thermo housing

Hi Don't want to worry you or anything, but you might want to look at this:roll: http://s1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd479/adspjr/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; There have been a couple of recent posts about thermostat housings. Pic shows typical state of 20 year old plast...
by Oldjets
06 May 2011, 10:58
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Poptop Removal - Autosleeper
Replies: 24
Views: 4424

Re: Poptop Removal - Autosleeper

Hi I have this exact model (without the body kit though!) and it isn't obvious how Autosleepers stuck the roof on. If you are taking off the whole roof moulding and not just the pop top bit then you could start by removing the two light fittings up on the interior side rails and also the ZIG unit to...
by Oldjets
06 May 2011, 10:27
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Water hose size
Replies: 4
Views: 648

Re: Water hose size

Zebedee
What year is yours? I'm just about to change the small hoses that connect into the plastic bleed rail on my 1990 DG. If I remember correctly they are 7mm ID x 2.5mm wall. I've just ordered a couple of metres from VAG so should have some spare if you need it.

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