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by Rock Bus
Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Disc brake conversion?
Replies: 17
Views: 3445

Disc brake conversion?

Just after a bit of advice. The brakes on my van are somewhat 'spongy' to say the least. Whilst have the option of servicing the drums it's been recommended that I go with Discs as long term it's the right thing to do. Would be interested in peoples opinion on if it is worth it and likely cost to ge...
by Rock Bus
Wed Dec 30, 2015 6:48 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Battery advice
Replies: 15
Views: 3280

Re: Battery advice

Blimey, all more complicated than I thought!!!
Sure last time just went to gsf and didn't even think re poles!
My old battery isn't fixed in van

Does all this mean the Bosch one isn't suitable????
by Rock Bus
Wed Dec 30, 2015 4:44 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Battery advice
Replies: 15
Views: 3280

Re: Battery advice

Poles look the same to me on the pics??
Does it matter, my battery is in engine bay and plenty of room to have it either way around??
by Rock Bus
Wed Dec 30, 2015 1:20 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Battery advice
Replies: 15
Views: 3280

Re: Battery advice

Just seen I can get this for £50 delivered which looks a good deal
Thoughts??
http://www.eurocarparts.com/ecp/p/acces ... &1&cc5_994
by Rock Bus
Wed Dec 30, 2015 12:06 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Battery advice
Replies: 15
Views: 3280

Re: Battery advice

Cheers
Varta mentioned to me by someone else, presuming if I go with me of the 065 ones then shouldn't have any issues with other parts???
by Rock Bus
Wed Dec 30, 2015 10:43 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Battery advice
Replies: 15
Views: 3280

Re: Battery advice

Thanks for that.
The ones I've been looking at are 52/53 amp so presume they should be better.

Anyone know any decent brands? are any of the 'budget' ones any good as the BOSCH ones seem very expensive
by Rock Bus
Tue Dec 29, 2015 6:46 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Battery advice
Replies: 15
Views: 3280

Battery advice

Basic q for you all Battery has died on my van so need to buy a new one. Currently have a gsf 063 12v 320 amp Is this sufficient? Have heard that should be looking at 065 for van? No flash gimmicks with my van so key requirement is just to start!! Although it's not started as frequently as it should...
by Rock Bus
Sat Apr 18, 2015 6:58 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Pricing beetle parts
Replies: 2
Views: 789

Pricing beetle parts

I've recently bought a 72 beetle and it came with a whole load of parts..and I mean a load, full estate boots worth! Reckon you could build a whole other car with it. It includes bits like back Seat, two bumpers, lights, speedo, starter motor etc etc. Sadly, being very unmechanical minded most the p...
by Rock Bus
Thu Mar 19, 2015 7:59 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Classic beetle as daily driver -mid life crisis or good idea
Replies: 16
Views: 3890

Re: Classic beetle as daily driver -mid life crisis or good

Cheers guys, knew I could rely on you lot to egg me on rather than going on about practicalities!!

Got the wife's sanction so now just need to find right car...appreciate it if you can keep your eyes peeled for me.
by Rock Bus
Wed Mar 18, 2015 7:37 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Classic beetle as daily driver -mid life crisis or good idea
Replies: 16
Views: 3890

Classic beetle as daily driver -mid life crisis or good idea

I'm thinking of going back to having a classic beetle as a daily driver am I mad? Had one when I was young and child free but now in my forties and with 3 kids have a hankering to have one again (mid life crisis!?!). Got the split screen van which we use for weekends and fun but would love to drive ...
by Rock Bus
Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:36 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: SSVC FAMILY CAMP OUT BANBURY. 15/16/17 August
Replies: 101
Views: 9155

Re: SSVC FAMILY CAMP OUT BANBURY. 15/16/17 August

Can someone confirm which campsite it actually is???
by Rock Bus
Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:08 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: SSVC FAMILY CAMP OUT BANBURY. 15/16/17 August
Replies: 101
Views: 9155

Re: SSVC FAMILY CAMP OUT BANBURY. 15/16/17 August

Damn, can't make this as on hols but like the look at the site and it's very close to me.
Can you let me know what it's called and post a link as may check it out some other time

Cheers
by Rock Bus
Sat May 17, 2014 10:15 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Anyone up for a monthly solihull tuesday evening meet-up
Replies: 4
Views: 1244

Re: Anyone up for a monthly solihull tuesday evening meet-up

Live in Leamington, so might be able to pop over now and again :)
by Rock Bus
Fri Apr 18, 2014 5:17 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: One of those days when remember how great it is to own a van
Replies: 5
Views: 914

Re: One of those days when remember how great it is to own a

Not sure, actually got it sorted, sadly....but we will wait and see.

Just making sure I enjoy it when I can!
by Rock Bus
Fri Apr 18, 2014 3:42 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: One of those days when remember how great it is to own a van
Replies: 5
Views: 914

One of those days when remember how great it is to own a van

Had one of those great driving a vw moments today. Went to pick up my van from the garage, where it has been for so long trying to sort out a problem with the carbs. In fact, been there so long that I was so fed up even thought of selling the thing. But picked it up today, drove great, sun was out, ...