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by vwJim
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 123ignition tune+
Replies: 15
Views: 391

Re: 123ignition tune+

Yeah, that's another neat function on it.
by vwJim
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Front End Knock
Replies: 14
Views: 229

Re: Front End Knock

Yes, axle stands are fine.

As long as the rod doesn't touch the steering or the adjusters its fine.
by vwJim
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 123ignition tune+
Replies: 15
Views: 391

Re: 123ignition tune+

joannedoyle wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:43 pm
Scrap that. I didn’t have the vac pipe connected during the testing as with a 009
I’ve put the vac pipe on and getting 32 degrees max. I’ll go for a spin over the weekend and give it a good test.
Cheers
Simon
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Lol. That'll help then.
by vwJim
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Front End Knock
Replies: 14
Views: 229

Re: Front End Knock

Have the weight off the wheels, clean the muck out of the grub screws, undo the jam nuts, step on the wheels to push them down the desired amount, check the grub screws are tight, tightened the jam nuts, lower the bus down, roll it back and forth a few times, check the height is as you want it, (rep...
by vwJim
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Barndoor twins birthday at Busfest
Replies: 6
Views: 237

Re: Barndoor twins birthday at Busfest

Lol... I think the term "restored" is stretched a bit for Rikki's bus.
by vwJim
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: warning: All Classics UK Leicester
Replies: 20
Views: 19928

Re: warning: All Classics UK Leicester

So many rip off companies out there.

How about £35k for a bus from a UK sports car specialists with half the suspension bolts missing etc etc
by vwJim
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Julian Collinge. Very sad news.
Replies: 7
Views: 286

Re: Julian Collinge. Very sad news.

Very sad news, and all to common as it seems so many people know someone close to them that has been through this.
by vwJim
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine over heat
Replies: 22
Views: 660

Re: Engine over heat

You're hearing fuel, not oil I'd expect.
by vwJim
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: East Coast Classics in South Africa
Replies: 75
Views: 16347

Re: East Coast Classics in South Africa

That's utter .... work. How anyone could call that restoration quality. That's not even "botch it MOT" standard.

I hope they haven't warped all the OG metal gashing that crap in.
by vwJim
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Bus Parts For Sale
Topic: IRS’ng your g/box ?
Replies: 5
Views: 609

Re: IRS’ng your g/box ?

Gemmas wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:28 pm
Please if you could , so the boots on a 1303 are
Different from early bay ?
Yes. CV's are larger on a Bay
by vwJim
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Buses For Sale
Topic: 1959 23 Window Samba Microbus Deluxe
Replies: 9
Views: 1459

Re: 1959 23 Window Samba Microbus Deluxe

GARRICK.CLARK wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:52 am
So out of interest, what would the value of this bus be if it was built to original spec.
Usually higher, if German / best parts used.
by vwJim
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine over heat
Replies: 22
Views: 660

Re: Engine over heat

Give the bus a run out and do a few miles, then recheck the valve clearances. If the #3 inlet is out again, its a warning to get it sorted before it drops a valve. If its fine, check again after 500 miles just to be sure.
by vwJim
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: 1966 21 Window Shamba...
Replies: 12
Views: 1381

Re: 1966 21 Window Shamba...

You could be right. At least a new roof will have the correct pressings and give you perfect access to clean out the rot that will be under that roof
by vwJim
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Restore stock ride?
Replies: 5
Views: 203

Re: Restore stock ride?

If you like it at its current height, then just sort out what's wrong with it. No need to go to stock height. But if you prefer stock height, then do that but sort out the faults in the process too.
by vwJim
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: External Oil Cooler with Fan/Thermostat - What temperature?!!
Replies: 4
Views: 120

Re: External Oil Cooler with Fan/Thermostat - What temperature?!!

The oil has to be at a lower temperature on its way to the bearings. So that's why I use 80 degrees switch on the outlet of the external cooler, so the bearings are fed by a supply of oil capable of taking heat away.. That oil then drops into the sump where your oil temperature sender measures. Work...