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by shambly
Tue Oct 18, 2011 2:13 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Pressurised fuel tank and escaping fuel
Replies: 6
Views: 1500

Re: Pressurised fuel tank and escaping fuel

Thanks for the responses. I've bought a new vented cap for now although the old one should have been vented too (standard VW logo cap). I'm fitting a different tank when switching to EFI this winter so have had an additional fitting welded to it so that I can add a dedicated breather pipe and vent t...
by shambly
Sat Oct 15, 2011 8:55 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: E.F.I. Reading resources, do you know any good sites?
Replies: 4
Views: 683

Re: E.F.I. Reading resources, do you know any good sites?

I wrote up 6 articles on the EFI system I put together from scratch for my Chesil for the speedster club magazine. You can find the articles on my website here:- http://www.chesiloutlaw.com/phase3_tech_p1.htm They are more practical than theoretical but others have told me they found them useful. Si...
by shambly
Wed Oct 12, 2011 8:49 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Classic Le Mans
Replies: 58
Views: 7186

Re: Classic Le Mans

Hi Steve Can you just confirm if we are talking about 'general' or 'with the flat 4' parking, etc for this trip. I'm a little confused. Cheers Trev I took my bus last year and will again next, and my speedster replica also went to the previous 3 classics. NO issues with parking in the club parking ...
by shambly
Mon Oct 03, 2011 1:18 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Pressurised fuel tank and escaping fuel
Replies: 6
Views: 1500

Re: Pressurised fuel tank and escaping fuel

Thanks,

The bus was parked slightly cap down hill but nothing came out of the cap until I opened it. There was substantial pressure in there.

I presume my cap should be vented to prevent this (and fuel should have escaped down the tube as you indicated instead of pressure building up)?

Simon
by shambly
Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:18 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Pressurised fuel tank and escaping fuel
Replies: 6
Views: 1500

Pressurised fuel tank and escaping fuel

We got back from the Breeze yesterday having filled up with fuel about 40 miles from home. After the bus had sat on the drive for a few minutes fuel started pouring out of the back of it and only stopped when i opened the filler cap (which spat out some further fuel). Tank was still pretty much full...
by shambly
Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:27 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: ISOFIX in your van?
Replies: 12
Views: 12691

Re: ISOFIX in your van?

shambly .........where/what exactly does that bracket fit to? Can we see under the seat if you don't mind? It bolts through the seat, which is hard up against the metal firewall in front of the fuel tank which the bolts also go through (firewall, not tank!), and then has very large washers and a nu...
by shambly
Wed Sep 28, 2011 12:55 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: remote servo - change of carbs make a difference
Replies: 3
Views: 750

Re: remote servo - change of carbs make a difference

A non return valve (or 2 if you are using a y - one at each manifold) will also help.
by shambly
Mon Sep 12, 2011 8:17 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Carbs
Replies: 1
Views: 488

Re: Carbs

Sounds like the idle jet for the 4th cylinder was blocked. Used to drive me mad with idfs...
by shambly
Wed Aug 24, 2011 5:46 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: efi feed
Replies: 6
Views: 849

Re: efi feed

FYI most of the guys on the old DTA forum are now over at www.dtaforum.com

Simon
by shambly
Mon Aug 22, 2011 12:19 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Stock wheels refurb idea
Replies: 16
Views: 1872

Re: Stock wheels refurb idea

Hi All Thinking of offering a stock wheel refurb service,on an exchange basis. Before i go ahead and get some stock ready would there be an intrest in the idea,NO figures together at the moment,just trying to gauge intrest,feedback would be most welcome. Cheers Tony C I'd definitely be interested t...
by shambly
Fri Jul 29, 2011 7:34 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: MOT Niggles. (rear lights and brake pedal play)
Replies: 3
Views: 702

Re: MOT Niggles. (rear lights and brake pedal play)

My bus passed MoTs for years with rear lights as you describe... (it now has Euro ones as I'm using the creative stalk with R&P) The MoT guide says that pre sept 65 rear indicators may be combined with rear stop or rear tail lights. Though it is not explicit about us style rear indicators being acce...
by shambly
Sat Jul 23, 2011 1:18 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Anyone fitted the CE indicator unit after a rack conversion?
Replies: 5
Views: 715

Re: Anyone fitted the CE indicator unit after a rack conversion?

Jim, It is not compatible. I converted my bus to Euro rear lights with separate stop/tail and indicator bulbs. Had to run a new wire from the brake light switch to the rear lights, etc etc. The 6-wire indicator stalk contains the logic that disconnects the brake light on the side that is indicating ...
by shambly
Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:37 am
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Busses for sale section rant
Replies: 13
Views: 1697

Re: Busses for sale section rant

Another forum I frequent has a "market place discussion" section for discussing vehicles that are for sale and leaves the actual for sale thread purely for the seller and potential buyers... It works well for them after having issues with for sale threads...

Simon
by shambly
Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:51 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: igloo fridge off battery - capacity?
Replies: 2
Views: 521

Re: igloo fridge off battery - capacity?

500A sounds more like the cold cranking rating of the battery than its capacity which is measured in aH (Amp Hours) A large leisure battery for T2 is say 100aH, so 20 hours max at 5A (and remember you are not meant to discharge a battery more than 50% if you don't want to cause long term damage to i...
by shambly
Sat May 21, 2011 5:39 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Anyone fitted a creative indicator stalk?
Replies: 26
Views: 4033

Re: Anyone fitted a creative indicator stalk?

Sorry for a little OT, but I'm about to install a CE indicator stalk. My 1965 microbus is LHD, however, and the angle on the stalk is all wrong, it points down at my left knee... So I need to do get the right angle on the stalk. I've contacted CE and asked about this, but all they say is this: The ...