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by flatbeat
Thu Sep 04, 2008 9:24 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: 3rd and last "one off" Hope & Anchor Meet , TOMORROW
Replies: 29
Views: 2691

Yep :D
by flatbeat
Thu Sep 04, 2008 9:20 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: things youve found in your gas tank thread ....
Replies: 9
Views: 1113

When the tank came out for a coat of paint a major clangin around produced a stone 'bout the size of a golf ball. The van lived in Germany for 35 years and the family went to the Dolomites a lot. Maybe their 10 yr old son........? :roll: It's white like marble and well rounded on the edges, bin in t...
by flatbeat
Thu Sep 04, 2008 1:20 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: low oil pressure
Replies: 11
Views: 1174

flatbeat wrote:I had the same prob with a combined sender (VDO guages and sender), oil light on at 8 psi on tick over @ 180-200 Deg F. Fitted a stock sender and no more oil light :D Still use the VDO sender for oil temp.
Silly me, still use VDO sender, NOT for Temp but pressure. :oops:
by flatbeat
Mon Sep 01, 2008 12:20 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: low oil pressure
Replies: 11
Views: 1174

I had the same prob with a combined sender (VDO guages and sender), oil light on at 8 psi on tick over @ 180-200 Deg F. Fitted a stock sender and no more oil light :D Still use the VDO sender for oil temp.
by flatbeat
Wed Aug 27, 2008 6:55 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Carb problem
Replies: 6
Views: 714

Sometimes stock fuel pumps and most electric pumps produce too much pressure. Most Webers don't like more than 3-4 lbs pressure. A fuel pressure regulater might help.
by flatbeat
Wed Aug 27, 2008 6:28 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Remote oil filter
Replies: 0
Views: 268

Remote oil filter

Just thought I'd share my recent experience with oil filters. Fitted an oil cooler with fan in the opposite corner to the battery. Fits fantastic and works very well in that position but after being parked up for the night when starting the next morning found it took 10-15 seconds for the oil light ...
by flatbeat
Mon Aug 25, 2008 12:14 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: omg this is going to fly!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 2063

Fantastic :!: Most of us can only dream of having the skills to put something like that together :roll:
by flatbeat
Wed Aug 13, 2008 10:53 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Why a Porsche Cooling fan
Replies: 13
Views: 1770

I think even with stock engine tins no 3 cylinder always tends to run hotter, don't know by what % difference tho'. Seem to remember reading somewhere that the OE distributor lobe was offset ground so that no.3 ran a few degrees retarded to compensate for this, or did I dream it? Was that on later ...
by flatbeat
Tue Aug 12, 2008 9:06 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Why a Porsche Cooling fan
Replies: 13
Views: 1770

I think even with stock engine tins no 3 cylinder always tends to run hotter, don't know by what % difference tho'.
by flatbeat
Tue Aug 12, 2008 10:37 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: fuel smell
Replies: 11
Views: 974

We had this when we filled up then parked with the van leaning slightly towards the filler. Turned out to be the cork filler cap gasket leaking, filled the van with the smell. New gasket, no more smell.
by flatbeat
Tue Aug 12, 2008 10:27 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Why a Porsche Cooling fan
Replies: 13
Views: 1770

I think the Porsche fan pushes up to 7 times more air,depending on size of bottom pulley. Ckeck out Bernie Bergman in the States, he's the Porsche fan man :wink: can supply a fantastic kit with seperate oil cooling ie 96 row cooler, electric fan etc.
by flatbeat
Tue Aug 12, 2008 10:21 am
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Restoring US style plate surrounds.
Replies: 2
Views: 442

Might be worth a look at Classic Car Goodies (ebay store USA),
got a huge range.
by flatbeat
Mon Aug 11, 2008 2:00 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: My bus is handling REALLY bad. Help please..(Few questions)
Replies: 4
Views: 596

If not sure about split steering mechanism shop around for a cheap local MOT centre, put it in for an MOT and let them tell you whats wrong with it :!: Not bad diagnostics for around £40. One wheel feeling that bad I'd be looking at the track rod end (ball joint) on that side. They can 'clunk' when ...
by flatbeat
Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:05 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: How fast can I cruise at???
Replies: 17
Views: 1590

Don't forget the speedo drive comes off the front wheel and tyre size will affect accurate speed reading. 'Slam' tyres will give a reading higher than actual speed.
by flatbeat
Wed Aug 06, 2008 11:11 am
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Exhaust?
Replies: 25
Views: 2022

P.S. Rich (Turbo Thomas) can make the muffler as loud or as quiet as you want. Proper bespoke service :wink: