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by Red Devil
Sat Jul 25, 2015 6:53 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Backfire and cutting out after long journey
Replies: 5
Views: 1063

Re: Backfire and cutting out after long journey

Panic over I think. Spotted fuel cut off wire was loose. Reattached and all seems fine. Does that sound right? Also tightened up manifold rubber boot clips.
by Red Devil
Sat Jul 25, 2015 5:06 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Backfire and cutting out after long journey
Replies: 5
Views: 1063

Backfire and cutting out after long journey

I've just completed an eight hour journey down to Cornwall at a steady 50-55mph. It all went fine but the moment I started to slow down towards the first roundabout I got some backfiring and the engine just keeps cutting out. Not the best start to the holiday as I can't drive it with this problem so...
by Red Devil
Sat May 30, 2015 6:28 am
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: What is the padded thing called in the luggage /above engine
Replies: 1
Views: 823

What is the padded thing called in the luggage /above engine

Exactly what it says really. I have a padded section which was originally in a 1966 13 window model but which I presume would fit all later buses. It fills the whole area above the engine and I may be selling it on but have no idea if it has a proper name to try and find out a reasonable price for i...
by Red Devil
Sat Apr 18, 2015 7:33 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rear brakes
Replies: 7
Views: 1034

Re: Rear brakes

On my 62 they are also at the bottom and believe this was the standard setup across buses. See picture in this thread http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=619666&highlight=rear+brake+setup Hence it should be fine. I'm not sure how your hand brake cables would work if it were the other wa...
by Red Devil
Mon Jan 19, 2015 6:42 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Re: Volks Goods, Peter Good shut up shop! - now reopened, Volksgoods are back
Replies: 31
Views: 9105

Re: Volks Goods, Peter Good shut up shop!

I've one of Peter's looms also and have had the benefit of being able to visit him on several occasions as he is local and get the benefit of his expert knowledge. Electrickery is really not my strong point but Peter gave me such confidence (and bloody good instructions!) that I fitted my new loom m...
by Red Devil
Sun Nov 02, 2014 5:58 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Rear seatbelt
Replies: 2
Views: 676

Re: Rear seatbelt

Give these guys a call, they will sort out what you want and you can choose the length of belt, buckles etc, etc.

http://www.quickfitsbs.com

Steve
by Red Devil
Tue Sep 30, 2014 6:38 am
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: AWNING ATTACHMENT TO GUTTER RAIL
Replies: 30
Views: 7338

Re: AWNING ATTACHMENT TO GUTTER RAIL

Excellent, thank you.

Steve
by Red Devil
Mon Sep 29, 2014 5:52 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: AWNING ATTACHMENT TO GUTTER RAIL
Replies: 30
Views: 7338

Re: AWNING ATTACHMENT TO GUTTER RAIL

Looks like a great solution. I've just had a look at the link you posted but I can't see the long aluminium strip on there at all, did you buy this separately?

Cheers

Steve
by Red Devil
Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:07 am
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Insuring Wife to drive the bus.
Replies: 20
Views: 3833

Re: Insuring Wife to drive the bus.

Yes, exactly the same thing even though she keeps saying she will have a go one day...! Have to admit plodding along in the bus usually sends everyone else to sleep so I quite like being in my own little bubble driving along :D . It would be handy on the way back from the pub ocassionally though! St...
by Red Devil
Sun Sep 07, 2014 7:45 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Bus part
Replies: 4
Views: 843

Re: Bus part

Do you mean item 11 on here?

http://www.customandcommercial.com/vw-s ... box_parts/

Alternatively it may be worth phoning fbivw to see if they have one, I'm sure they will.

Steve :D
by Red Devil
Fri Sep 05, 2014 5:05 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: jacking points
Replies: 5
Views: 1413

Re: jacking points

I know exactly what you mean unless you have space for something like this http://www.sgs-engineering.com/hydraulic-jacks/trolley-jacks/tj25-4x4-trolley-jack I'm in exactly the same position as yourself but fortunately haven't needed a jack on my travels as yet. That's the kiss of death I'm sure! St...
by Red Devil
Thu Sep 04, 2014 1:11 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: jacking points
Replies: 5
Views: 1413

Re: jacking points

This doesn't really answer your question as such but the best solution I think is to leave the jacking points as they are and carry a small trolley jack. To be honest it will probably cost you far less also so long as you can fit it in somewhere.

Steve :D
by Red Devil
Thu Aug 28, 2014 10:14 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Where is that last grease point....!!
Replies: 3
Views: 917

Re: Where is that last grease point....!!

Yes that's right. Again from memory it is hidden by the splash pan underneath but as soon as you turn the steering wheel to bring it into view looking down through the cab floor it will be obvious. Clearly you will need to just jack up the front end to turn the steering wheel so easily otherwise it ...
by Red Devil
Thu Aug 28, 2014 7:02 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Where is that last grease point....!!
Replies: 3
Views: 917

Re: Where is that last grease point....!!

There is one near the brake pedal if I remember correctly on my 62 bus. From memory, if you look at the cab floor there is a small hole near the brake pedal. If you turn the steering wheel then eventually a grease point will come into sight through the hole and away you go. Basically I think it is o...
by Red Devil
Fri Aug 22, 2014 1:41 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: noise from rear wheel
Replies: 16
Views: 2593

Re: noise from rear wheel

I'm not sure if that is meant as a joke about taking it off with your hand or not :D If not then you need that tightened up quickly and by a serious amount. My rear hub nut needs an extended scaffold pole and me stood on one end of it to even begin to budge it!

Steve :D