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What did you do to your T25 today?

Postby hicksy » 19 Mar 2011, 22:21

Hi all,

I know Im a newbie on here, but I love a good forum, so If I may I would like to make a suggestion for a thread...

Now the idea of this thread isnt new, I know of a very similar one in the split bus section of thesamba.com, but I thought it could be a good place just to keep everybody up to date with those niggly little maintenance jobs, or any other task that always need doing, but make you feel so chuffed , and relieved when you have done it.
You may have just washed your van today, bled the brakes, rewired the fridge, repaired the split bed cushion, anything, throw it in here!


This is Bulli, today, I completed a job on him which I has been annoying me since I had his engine change (replacement AAZ). The Temperature gauge didnt work.
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I replaced the temp sender but it still didnt work. I then consulted wiki and through this I found that I needed to ground the point at which the sensor was screwed into.
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I tried this at first by running an earth from this mounting bolt to a seperate ground on the body. Still no luck.
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This was the body ground I found to use, which then snapped, so I cleaned up all the contacts and made a new ground point.
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So I then scratched my head a little bit and after testing all possible ground points with a multimeter the only place to run the ground onto was the outside of the sensor itself. So, I placed a Lug in between the sender and point at which it screwed into and ran the wire from that point to a ground in the engine bay. Hou can just see my addition here with the blue cable.
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Hey presto, completed circuit, and temp gauge started to move!!! that job was 8 months old and has been bugging me forever! Image

So, what did you do today?
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See My Caravelle to Camper self build here: viewtopic.php?f=40&t=85063
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Re: What did you do to your T25 today?

Postby Plasticman » 19 Mar 2011, 22:24

Nothing, but sorry to tell you your clock is a tad slow!
mike
glad you got it fixed , its one of those silly jobs that should be done but you put of :oops:
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Re: What did you do to your T25 today?

Postby lhd » 19 Mar 2011, 22:46

Removed the 2wd rear shocks from my 4wd and put some syncro ones on. :lol:
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Re: What did you do to your T25 today?

Postby hicksy » 19 Mar 2011, 22:51

Good job sir
See the resto of Frank, my bug, here: http://www.volkszone.com/VZi/showthread.php?t=666711

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Re: What did you do to your T25 today?

Postby Roxywagen » 19 Mar 2011, 22:57

Hubbie replaced the radio with one that does not blow the fuses :D

Very pleased with a bargin from Halfords which I can connect my Ipod touch to.

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Re: What did you do to your T25 today?

Postby Ian Hulley » 19 Mar 2011, 23:02

Drove it
Used it
LOVED it !

Carry on :pimp
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Re: What did you do to your T25 today?

Postby Flibbertigibbet » 19 Mar 2011, 23:05

I don't have one any more so this is what I did to my LT

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Re: What did you do to your T25 today?

Postby MrsPocolow » 19 Mar 2011, 23:15

For a change Pocolow was working on the house rather than the van. :run

I washed and hoovered my car if that counts?
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Re: What did you do to your T25 today?

Postby windysurfer » 19 Mar 2011, 23:28

I washed, polished and waxed mine yesterday and today. Still not finished!

Probably the only downside of coachbuilt ownership :lol:
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Re: What did you do to your T25 today?

Postby ronsrecord » 19 Mar 2011, 23:42

Finally fitted the Brickwerks aerial!! Just needed some patience. Took new door cards off to finish them off.
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Re: What did you do to your T25 today?

Postby spike blonde » 19 Mar 2011, 23:57

took her for her first "run out" of the year to llandudno with kids n dogs in tow, i use mine as a daily runner so its first proper run out as a camper since engine rebuild an slow run to devon last august lol :)
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Re: What did you do to your T25 today?

Postby Fritz » 20 Mar 2011, 00:29

I replaced both rear road springs after finding out one was broken during my MOT earlier in the week......


Which reminds me I need to check out the parts department of 'Brick-yard' for an essential item...... :shock:


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Re: What did you do to your T25 today?

Postby toolsntat » 20 Mar 2011, 00:36

Removed a stray, decomposing potato from behind the gas bottle.....
Only found it in the dark when my finger brushed against it :evil: :roll:

Nice!!

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Re: What did you do to your T25 today?

Postby hakuna matata » 20 Mar 2011, 01:26

after collecting all the parts ( expensive ) thule roof bits.
today being a lovley day sorted out the new roof bars on my pop top roof .then down to see big baz ,to see if hes sprayed my roof box / tube . collect on monday ...its been a job ive been puttin off over the winter months.
now just got too get some new gas struts for the roof. i. ll be using a 2 be 2 in the mean time.

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Re: What did you do to your T25 today?

Postby T'Onion » 20 Mar 2011, 10:14

Weshed and polished both bikes .. don't know why, cos they both will be loppy by the end of the week :roll:
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