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Re: What did you do to your T25 today?

Postby Ecopod » 09 Jun 2018, 18:36

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Fitted rear lock etc - would’ve been 10 minute job if I hadn’t tried fitting wrong mechanism first. Mines was early without lip on bottom and 3 hole plate - went to do brakes and they were later single piston!

Seals tomorrow.


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Re: What did you do to your T25 today?

Postby R0B » 09 Jun 2018, 22:46

Cobra88 where did you get your auto box seals from?
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Re: What did you do to your T25 today?

Postby Cobra88 » 10 Jun 2018, 06:04

Hi rob

Diff output, govenor, sump from brickwerks
Back to back seals and final drive to auto housing from busshop.de

I am currently looking into a new fluid cooler as mine looks like original at 146k!
Nla so looking at gowesty external but a bit too pricey currently.

My autobox had an incontinence problem losing atf and gear oil and i think i have stopped both
I know box actually seems to work properly now unlike when i bought it

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Re: What did you do to your T25 today?

Postby R0B » 10 Jun 2018, 06:08

I have the external gowesty ATF cooler on my van.
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Re: What did you do to your T25 today?

Postby Ecopod » 13 Jun 2018, 16:11

Saved some money by spraying my unmolested brown door cards black.Image


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Re: What did you do to your T25 today?

Postby LeeME3 » 14 Jun 2018, 10:21

Fitted a simple battery monitor to keep an eye on leisure batteries and starter battery. More info here: viewtopic.php?f=39&t=164873
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Re: What did you do to your T25 today?

Postby Sir Brixalot » 14 Jun 2018, 10:36

Stripping and upgrading cables. Snipped multi strand cable for LPG by mistake and made myself an unnecessary job..again
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Re: What did you do to your T25 today?

Postby LeeME3 » 14 Jun 2018, 10:43

Sir Brixalot wrote:Stripping and upgrading cables. Snipped multi strand cable for LPG by mistake and made myself an unnecessary job..again


Oh no! And I bet it's like telephone cable - REALLY thin and fiddly to repair!
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Re: What did you do to your T25 today?

Postby doowyrag » 14 Jun 2018, 21:28

After a (long) spell away from doing anything other than looking at my Van, I recently removed the fuel tank and associated parts.

I knew the tank needed replacing - which is part of the reason it sat for so long - and am currently inspecting what needs new and what can be saved.

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Keeping an eye on the Fuel Tank Breathers Question thread to see if I can use an alternative to the plastic breather pipes.

(Washed the green off tonight).

Cheers.
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Re: What did you do to your T25 today?

Postby Cecil » 14 Jun 2018, 23:06

Waited all day for my MOT garage to fit a new steering rack gaiter after yesterday’s mot test fail . More waiting required tomorrow !
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Re: What did you do to your T25 today?

Postby Mocki » 15 Jun 2018, 06:30

LeeME3 wrote:
Sir Brixalot wrote:Stripping and upgrading cables. Snipped multi strand cable for LPG by mistake and made myself an unnecessary job..again


Oh no! And I bet it's like telephone cable - REALLY thin and fiddly to repair!


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Re: What did you do to your T25 today?

Postby Sir Brixalot » 15 Jun 2018, 08:55

That's what I've done as a stop gap. Got a new cable and soldering iron on the way. As the old saying goes measure twice cut once.
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Re: What did you do to your T25 today?

Postby LeeME3 » 15 Jun 2018, 09:15

Sir Brixalot wrote:As the old saying goes measure twice cut once.


Or when I cut the hole in my tintop roof for the Westy poptop...measure 25 times cut once.

And then I put the angle grinder down and measured just once more...!!!!

Anyway, my latest update, additional 50W solar panel added on the roof to make 150W for the leisure batteries (with a nice gap for another 50W panel alongisde and maybe even a long thin 30W across the back!). Also a 40W flexi panel over the cab for the vehicle/starter battery. 40W is probably overkill but it fits there nicely and it was a panel I had spare from another project and of course if I park for optimum sub on the raised roof it will actually likely shade the cab panel. I also had a spare solar controller so the vehicle/start battery gets its ow controller rather than the main one having to switch between the 2 sets of batteries.

I'll be interested to see how long the flexi panel lasts. As you can see from the state of my roof I previously had 2 x flexi panels up top (100W Biard so not cheap!) but both have failed within 2-3 years (I've checked for output both sides of the diodes). My theory is flexi panels on a black roof (with no air gap underneath) overheated and melted a track somewhere (but I may be wrong). Perhaps the 40W mounted on white metal will not run as hot and last longer??? One of the old Biard panels came off without creasing so I will have a closer look at it and see if I can find a fault diagnose the problem as between the camper and boating forums I see quite a few reports of these panels dying after just a few years.

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Oh bu66er, sorry for orientation ball$ up, I'll sort it later on the laptop!
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Re: What did you do to your T25 today?

Postby shaky » 15 Jun 2018, 10:37

doowyrag wrote:After a (long) spell away from doing anything other than looking at my Van, I recently removed the fuel tank and associated parts.

I knew the tank needed replacing - which is part of the reason it sat for so long - and am currently inspecting what needs new and what can be saved.

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Keeping an eye on the Fuel Tank Breathers Question thread to see if I can use an alternative to the plastic breather pipes.

(Washed the green off tonight).

Cheers.


Thanks for pointing out the breather pipe thread..... (I've not been on for a while).

My van has been off the road for nearly a year while I pluck up the courage to drop the tank again and weld the underneath.

The last time I had the tank out putting it back was a nightmare on my own.... The breather pipes were a pig resulting in lots of Anglo Saxon language and knuckles that looked like they had done ten rounds with Mike Tyson. I swore at the time that I wouldn't do that again. There has to be a bettter solution to the breather pipes and the muck trap breather bottles.
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Re: What did you do to your T25 today?

Postby 300CE » 15 Jun 2018, 19:04

Word of advice re the petrol tanks chaps, prior to refitting it’s well worth cleaning everything up around the area where the tank goes and then giving it a healthy coat of wax (Dynax S50).
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