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Gary. wrote:[quote=

Going back a bit here, but my rear diff lock pin does not self-return. Can I take the whole part off without messing with the gearbox?

What happens when you engage / dis-enagage the rear difflock Gary?

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That’s great news on finding the engine history min.

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Weem Machine wrote:That’s great news on finding the engine history min.
yep nice to have as much history as I can :ok

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.....finally its out and the speedo drive replaced with Ian's excellent replacement :mrgreen: Cheers for the nut Aidan, I am the proud owner of a slide hammer :mrgreen: right tool for the job and the fecker was off in seconds......

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.......so I have cleaned out the oil left in the top and removed all the bits of plastic speedo, reckon there was about 1/2 cup of oil in there, should I pop back in some before reassembly?

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two halves are connected so just give the whole unit an oil change
I take it there is no play in the pinion bearing ?

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Aidan wrote:two halves are connected so just give the whole unit an oil change
I take it there is no play in the pinion bearing ?

Cheers Aidan, no play that I could feel :mrgreen:

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this has made me very happy today :mrgreen: diff now back together.

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Spent a couple of hours cleaning up under the van ready for the front diff to go back. Replacement mounts arrived and new fixings from bricky so all ready to re-fit later next week.

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Looking great Keith :ok
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:ok
Cobra88 wrote:Looking great Keith :ok

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irishkeet wrote:
Gary. wrote:[quote=

Going back a bit here, but my rear diff lock pin does not self-return. Can I take the whole part off without messing with the gearbox?

What happens when you engage / dis-enagage the rear difflock Gary?

PS: You have a facebook message from me I sent the other day :ok

Damn, forgot I asked that on here. It does not engage automatically, just does not have the grunt to push the pin in. I gave up about 18 months ago! It's a daily driver for work, so can't afford to be tearing it apart at the weekend incase I can't find the bits afterwards! :o
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With the good weather I decided to crack on with some of the cleaning (easy day) :D . Floor pans and steps are nice and solid. As well as the cork sound-deadening both floor pans also have colour coded sound-deadening fitted.

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Cleaned up well :mrgreen:

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The cab carpet was in need of a good scrub and has also come up very well...didn't take too long to dry either

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Looks like the factory Caravelle-spec bitumen sound deadening to me. Applied to Cab floor and rear firewall before paint, mine has the same.
I've never seen cork stuck to the floor?

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silverbullet wrote:Looks like the factory Caravelle-spec bitumen sound deadening to me. Applied to Cab floor and rear firewall before paint, mine has the same.
I've never seen cork stuck to the floor?

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Must be a high spec thing, all the westys I’ve owned have had the cork type flooring, extra sound deadening in the gear lever tunnel and on the underside of the van under the seat

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davidoft1 wrote:
silverbullet wrote:Looks like the factory Caravelle-spec bitumen sound deadening to me. Applied to Cab floor and rear firewall before paint, mine has the same.
I've never seen cork stuck to the floor?

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Must be a high spec thing, all the westys I’ve owned have had the cork type flooring, extra sound deadening in the gear lever tunnel and on the underside of the van under the seat

Yep exactly the same its a thick cork sheet moulded to the contours of the floor and the carpet sits on the cork, all the westys I have owned too have had the same, I'll pop a photo up later.

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silverbullet wrote:Looks like the factory Caravelle-spec bitumen sound deadening to me. Applied to Cab floor and rear firewall before paint, mine has the same.
I've never seen cork stuck to the floor?

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This is the cork sheet, its one large piece than covers both footwells and across the gear lever tunnel

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Also moulded cork flooring throughout the rear....

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