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Re: What did you do to your T25 today?

Postby SamsBus2012 » 12 May 2018, 21:45

Changed the oil and filters then went for a spin
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Re: What did you do to your T25 today?

Postby BambooBilly » 13 May 2018, 10:59

matteo wrote:BambooBilly . Neat job, I should do similar! How does that fire extinguisher work? Looks like a wise precaution. Do you have any more info on it?

BambooBilly wrote:Replaced the engine lid insulation and added a Blazecut fire extinguisher


Hi Matteo, I got mine from Campervan Culture https://campervanculture.com/shop/blaze ... uisher-t3/
Hoping I'll never see it in action, but the Blazecut video on YouTube gives me peace of mind!
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Re: What did you do to your T25 today?

Postby badgerfax » 16 May 2018, 17:59

Fitted Ebat reversing sensors.

Reversed into a post last week & bent the bike rack :cry:
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Re: What did you do to your T25 today?

Postby Mr Bean » 16 May 2018, 22:03

BambooBilly wrote:
matteo wrote:BambooBilly . Neat job, I should do similar! How does that fire extinguisher work? Looks like a wise precaution. Do you have any more info on it?

BambooBilly wrote:Replaced the engine lid insulation and added a Blazecut fire extinguisher


Hi Matteo, I got mine from Campervan Culture https://campervanculture.com/shop/blaze ... uisher-t3/
Hoping I'll never see it in action, but the Blazecut video on YouTube gives me peace of mind!


I just replaced my Injector lines etc for Ethanol tolerant tubing and likewise fitted a Blazecut for peace of mind. However I do perceive the Blazecut to be a one shot device and so would envisage that a fire capable of re-ignition due to residual heat could do just that - reignite - once the smothering blanket of fire suppressant vapour dissipates. So I feel that it is important to shut off the fuel pump at least at the point of activation although: Out of interest while initiating the fuel rail supply with the ignition on but the engine not cranking I couldn't get air or fuel to squirt from the bleeding screw at the junction of the front lines and the fuel feed line. Not giving it too much thought I just assumed that the fuel pressure regulator is closed until it sees a reduction of pressure - vacuum - from the "Tee" coupling to the vacuum advance on distributor diaphragm line on the upon cranking. (Note to self- check that out.) It also occured to me that the fire suppressant vapour would be ingested into a running engine and starve the engine of oxygen so stopping it. Although my air is ducted from the side air vent so not in my case.
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Re: What did you do to your T25 today?

Postby RCN » 20 May 2018, 21:32

Not today but yesterday. Went for the vans MOT and she passed with flying colours :ok
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Re: What did you do to your T25 today?

Postby 300CE » 22 May 2018, 20:53

Over the last couple of days have been prepping, spraying and painting various bits:

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Re: What did you do to your T25 today?

Postby Mr Bean » 23 May 2018, 10:29

Got to admit that I repaired, straightened, painted or otherwise titivated the stuff I removed to get the engine out before I re-installed it.

Blimey no spellcheck intervention on titivation :shock: )

But had to remind myself of the old adage: handsome is as handsome does so functionality has to be the main driver. :ok
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Re: What did you do to your T25 today?

Postby 300CE » 23 May 2018, 16:25

Mr Bean wrote:Got to admit that I repaired, straightened, painted or otherwise titivated the stuff I removed to get the engine out before I re-installed it.

Blimey no spellcheck intervention on titivation :shock: )

But had to remind myself of the old adage: handsome is as handsome does so functionality has to be the main driver. :ok


I must admit I seem to be getting a bit more OCD in my older years. I’ve just bought some new door handles too as wasn’t happy with how the paint was curing on the old ones! I’ll also machine polish the van ready for new wax which will take about 8 hours!
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Re: What did you do to your T25 today?

Postby tforturton » 23 May 2018, 21:18

Took it for an MOT. It passed - no advisories.
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Re: What did you do to your T25 today?

Postby Ecopod » 26 May 2018, 17:03

Well I definitely didn't finish putting in heater/levers/cables - after a few busy days with mechanics/cooling system I thought I'd have an easy afternoon, there are very few times in my 50 years I've been more wrong!
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Re: What did you do to your T25 today?

Postby mshaw1980 » 29 May 2018, 07:05

Took rear hub nut off using my new compressor. Previous one was too small to power the impact gun. Off in 10 seconds :ok
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Re: What did you do to your T25 today?

Postby Jimaroid » 29 May 2018, 10:11

We've had a fair bit of trouble getting the van through the MOT due to a rusty stud in the exhaust but finally got her back on the road last week and spent the weekend away in the Cairngorms wild camping. Pretty much the best weather I've ever seen up that way, three days with solid blue skies and a lovely 24 degrees and the van performed flawlessly throughout. It was great to give it a good run with the new "Brosol/Pierburg" carburettor setup, something I should probably write more about later. :)
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Re: What did you do to your T25 today?

Postby Chalawandan » 30 May 2018, 12:41

Not today - Monday... Cruised slowly home from Notts to Hampshire with overheating n/s rear bearing... 50mph seemed to be optimum speed without whistling, grinding or building temp. Spent a lot of time musing about broken rollers and their relationship with speed, friction and duration taking weight each revolution, in between placating kids and wife.

If you passed a white G reg in the slow lane, or going ve slowly around roundabouts that was us.

Was on way back from Yorkshire, saw very few T25s on the way there or back, apart from picnic in the dale near Yokenthwaite, mostly deserted Sunday but for a few cars, two T25s and a T2.
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Re: What did you do to your T25 today?

Postby bootie3367 » 31 May 2018, 11:47

Over the past couple of days, oil and filter change, fuel filter change, renewed on section of hose for that, glow plug change (just one, forced into it) Coolant flange change, gearbox oil level check (ongoing)
Tightened up rocker cover (weeping slightly) checked turbo oil return line (Flushed clear as it was a bit thick and manky inside) checked oil pressure switch for leaks (just renewed) checked oil filter for leaks.

Still to do. Top up fresh water tank (40 ltrs, only a small one) refit table and pack! Oh and a quick test run somewhere nice before heading North!
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Re: What did you do to your T25 today?

Postby Ant-t » 31 May 2018, 23:28

Been replacing the fuel hoses for new, did the last one this evening, it was the fuel return from carb to tank. The old one was date stamped 1992 :|
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