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Re: What did you do to your T25 today?

Postby dogbreath100 » 21 Jun 2018, 19:58

Went out to do a few small jobs in the interior
but found myself just sitting down then lying down and woke up
an hour later .
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Re: What did you do to your T25 today?

Postby Mr Bean » 22 Jun 2018, 13:59

Well yesterday actually but I fitted the new offside head to plastic distribution tower hose together with a new thermostat just in case and then after that bleeding bleeding job ran the van up on tick over until the temp needle just edged over a bit then the fan cut in followed shortly afterwards by the two fans on the Kenlow supplementary oil cooler which is plumbed into a piggy back adapter under the oil filter and operated by a thermostat strapped onto the feed pipe. I had fitted it in the rear valance by the number plate before I realized that there was already an oil cooler between the engine and the oil filter. I guess on reflection that I may be over cooling the oil but it has run well for circa ten years so... So now I need to keep a closer eye on the water levels for a while just in case the failure of the offside head to plastic distribution tower hose was a symptom and not the cause. Wonder what the breakdown people are going to say in response to my 36 miles in 8 hours
complaints email? I am not holding my breath... :roll:
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Re: What did you do to your T25 today?

Postby nesty » 22 Jun 2018, 21:38

BambooBilly wrote:Took me about a year to get round to it, but I finally spent 30seconds to replace the driver’s side sun visor clip... no more bouncy sun visor when driving!
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I have exactly the same issue, you haven't a spare have you, lol!
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Re: What did you do to your T25 today?

Postby helen » 24 Jun 2018, 13:43

Had a cracking weekend camping - all went well - no rows putting up the awning either, but just setting off home and temp sensor on. Grrr. Not overheating as just set off, and not long had a new sensor. Emptied van, and gave it a clean, and all seems good again. Till the next time.... (It wouldn't be a camping trip unless something happened) :rofl :rofl
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Re: What did you do to your T25 today?

Postby Seb Brady » 24 Jun 2018, 19:36

I had to make a temp splint to hold my trailing arm together so I could get it recovered to the garage to have them replaced. :( :( :(

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Problem after problem with it at the moment :(
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Re: What did you do to your T25 today?

Postby 100leelee » 24 Jun 2018, 22:34

'New' sliding door and cab doors fitted. Exhaust attempted, wrong one it seems
Welded in blanking plate that used to be vent for the fridge.
All welding done now(never thought I'd say that) time to prep for paint...
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Re: What did you do to your T25 today?

Postby george2490 » 24 Jun 2018, 22:49

100leelee wrote:'New' sliding door and cab doors fitted. Exhaust attempted, wrong one it seems
Welded in blanking plate that used to be vent for the fridge.
All welding done now(never thought I'd say that) time to prep for paint...
Jealous of the welding done part!

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Re: What did you do to your T25 today?

Postby 100leelee » 24 Jun 2018, 23:35

george2490 wrote:
100leelee wrote:'New' sliding door and cab doors fitted. Exhaust attempted, wrong one it seems
Welded in blanking plate that used to be vent for the fridge.
All welding done now(never thought I'd say that) time to prep for paint...
Jealous of the welding done part!

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Re: What did you do to your T25 today?

Postby Dubworth » 26 Jun 2018, 10:49

Ordered it some shiny new stainless cooling pipes...after the garage found mine were rusted and leaky :(
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Re: What did you do to your T25 today?

Postby bigbadbob76 » 27 Jun 2018, 20:37

Mine too dubworth. Not cheap are they.


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Re: What did you do to your T25 today?

Postby Dubworth » 28 Jun 2018, 08:38

bigbadbob76 wrote:Mine too dubworth. Not cheap are they.


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No, but at least they have a 'fit and forget' aspect to them, I suppose. All back up and running now. Had all the fuel tank off, checked, painted and all the breather/fuel hoses up round that end replaced with ethanol safe stuff from Brickwerks as well, as the old stuff was all perished and eaten away and leaking.
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Re: What did you do to your T25 today?

Postby 100leelee » 30 Jun 2018, 23:09

Window aperture cut into the 'new' sliding door.
All glass removed
Now ready for lots of sanding before paint..
Reckon there's a good 2mm of old stuff in places
But the end is in sight!!
Started her up for the first time in a while and was greeted with the horrific sounding tappers..
The drive to the mot station in a few weeks time should cure that :D
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Re: What did you do to your T25 today?

Postby Cobra88 » 01 Jul 2018, 09:39

Just replaced my antiroll bar rubbers on the drive.

oh what fun getting new ones over the 21mm bar ends with 30mm mushrooms :shock:

Hopefully crosswind wiggle and clunking on rough roads will now be cured.
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Re: What did you do to your T25 today?

Postby weimarbus » 01 Jul 2018, 19:27

plucked up courage and fitted new cab headlining with the help of 'Boatbuilders' excellent post before installing windscreen with a new genuine vw seal, hopefully tomorrow will see it weather proof again after a trip to Heritage for door window seals.
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Re: What did you do to your T25 today?

Postby Mr Bean » 01 Jul 2018, 22:12

Did a 250 odd mile round trip over the weekend to test the new hose and thermostat after my 8 hour for 36 mile recovery recently to make sure it was nothing more serious than the sadly neglected hose which failed :oops: .
Encountered miles of head to tail crawling and bursts of 70 mph cruising and everything in between all in heat wave conditions. High top and all :ok . The temp gauge sitting just where it should be and losing no water at all so my confidence is restored. So everyone back in their own beds so to speak - that is until the next little challenge :roll: .
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