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Re: Topics required to be put in the T25 Tech Wikipedia

Postby Cyrus » 22 Sep 2012, 16:41

Hacksawbob wrote:I Have added my drive belt dimensions
http://wiki.club8090.co.uk/index.php/Diesel_Engines_Auxiliary_drive_belts

There seems to be quite a few configurations for diesel engines, could we get a list together of what people use?

I've got a 1.6 td jx no power steering and 65amp alternator and ditched the two belt system to a one belt so I could take up the slack using the alternator.
found a 850x10mm fits fine.

Only downside is need to be recede above 1500rpm to extinguished alternator light.
Not perfect but keeps charge and no problems yet.
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Re: Topics required to be put in the T25 Tech Wikipedia

Postby HarryMann » 22 Sep 2012, 17:24

Only downside is need to be recede above 1500rpm to extinguished alternator light.


recede = revved

Yes, mine also, then alternator comes on line

But do wait until oil pressure has come up all around engine first though, a good few seconds from a cold startup, else you'll hear atvery worrying rattly sound :)
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Re: Topics required to be put in the T25 Tech Wikipedia

Postby nickmills66 » 25 Oct 2012, 13:37

Hi

This post and some of the information in previous posts could be added to the Electric mirrors section? Or am I just blowing my own trumpet!

viewtopic.php?f=39&t=84019#p7820213
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Re: Topics required to be put in the T25 Tech Wikipedia

Postby HarryMann » 25 Oct 2012, 22:59

Indeed, thanks Nick and others... :ok

Will try to get all outstanding Wiki work up to date in next few weeks...
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Re: Topics required to be put in the T25 Tech Wikipedia

Postby chuckle-bus-tom » 13 Jan 2013, 16:16

I have about 5 years worth of Camper&Bus, including all Keeping Your Bus Alive, and quite a few Camper & Commercial magazines. Before I give the hard copies away (not the KYBA!) I am going to scan all the relevant 'how-to' articles in. Do you want them for the WIKI?
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Re: Topics required to be put in the T25 Tech Wikipedia

Postby HarryMann » 14 Jan 2013, 22:28

:ok

Would we be allowed to post them up, copyright-wise?

Can you check, they may be odl enough not to be worry, but if so, yes, esp. anything air-cooled would be good..
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Re: Topics required to be put in the T25 Tech Wikipedia

Postby Hacksawbob » 15 Jan 2013, 13:50

Maybe we could get sponsorship!
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Re: Topics required to be put in the T25 Tech Wikipedia

Postby R0B » 15 Jan 2013, 14:59

How do you mean sponsorship Bob. Sponsorship usually means adverts.
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Re: Topics required to be put in the T25 Tech Wikipedia

Postby chuckle-bus-tom » 15 Jan 2013, 15:17

I'm in the process of doing it for my own files anyway, as the stack of mags just takes up space, so let me know which Mod to email the folder to and they can be the clubs moral compass in terms of plagiarism!
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Re: Topics required to be put in the T25 Tech Wikipedia

Postby HarryMann » 16 Jan 2013, 14:05

OK, Send them to both Bob and myself then please Mr Chuckle...

I'll PM you my email, thanks
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Re: Topics required to be put in the T25 Tech Wikipedia

Postby Hacksawbob » 17 Jan 2013, 00:49

If you are going to scan then jpg works best for the wiki. Ta. I have some stuff off site on google docs for members only. Sponsorship. Rather than fearing copyrite reprisals we could approach and say can we publish with blessing with a link back to their site (like we always should do anyway) a contribution to 8090 site fees wouldnt go amiss for driving traffic to their site maybe. All a bit thin end of the coorporate wedge though.
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Re: Topics required to be put in the T25 Tech Wikipedia

Postby Smcknighty » 16 Apr 2013, 12:43

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=342440

The oil slinger in the bell housing - I found a post from Aidan once about it but can I find it again.. :(

I'm doing mine now as soon as I figure out what jb weld is in the uk
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Re: Topics required to be put in the T25 Tech Wikipedia

Postby HarryMann » 16 Apr 2013, 12:49

Its JB Weld :)
I'll find you a link if I can
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Re: Topics required to be put in the T25 Tech Wikipedia

Postby Cruz » 27 Jun 2013, 08:31

Early Coolant Systems - There were two different types

Recently my expansion tank sprung a leak and I found that quite a number of my pipes etc were obsolete yet quite a lot of early pipes were still available and this is how I found out that VW used two different early cooling systems. So now my cooling system has a degree of future proofing in case something goes wrong in the Highlands again

When VW made the first watercooled T25 they created an early cooling system but after about a year they changed a few things. They changed the expansion bottle and bracket as well as the pipes that came from the bottle to the waterpump and the long metal pipe that goes accross the engine by the carb. They also changed the two long coolant pipes that went around the back of the engine as well as the bleed valve.

MK1 early system parts are long obsolete
Mk2 early system parts are all available apart from the expansion bottle bracket (2nd hand??)

Here's the early system MK1

Expansion bottle and two moulded pipes that run from it (note ports on bottle are offset
068-121-405D Bottle (obsolete - not to be mixed up with the “B” diesel version as the ports are smaller)
025-121-130 & 025-121-108 Pipes (obsolete)
171-121-140D plastic joining piece between above pipes (VW Heritage)
321-121-321 metal expansion bottle cap (Brickwerks)
Bottle retaining Bracket unknown number
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025-121-421A Small bleed valve obsolete
025-121-073 & 025-121-103 pipes obsolete
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Here's the early system MK2

025-121-408A Expansion bottle (brickwerks/heritage)
025-121-409D expansion bottle bracket (obsolete – 2nd hand)
025-121-321B Expansin bottle cap (Brickwerks)
025-121-130A Pipe (Heritage)
025-121-108A Pipe (Heritage)
N90128703 short pipe (obsolete but just standard 25mm hose x 58mm long)
N90166601 short pipe (obsolete but just standard 32mm hose x 58mm long)
025-121-438 ‘H’ shaped joining piece (Heritage)

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Image

025-121-082 Larger bleed valve (Heritage/Justkampers)
025-121-062 upper right pipe ((Brickerks silicone)
025-121-102 lower right pipe (Brickerks silicone)
012-121-073E upper left pipe (Brickerks silicone)
025-121-103C lower left pipe (Brickerks silicone)
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Image

So there’s the differences.
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Re: Topics required to be put in the T25 Tech Wikipedia

Postby Cruz » 12 Sep 2013, 09:39

Can't find the post below in the WIKI. Has it been put in??

There are some image attachements with it here viewtopic.php?p=7660858#p7664601

Cruz wrote:Steering Column Bushes and Steering Coupling

Over time the rubber tophat steering column bushes (the area where the column splits in an accident) become oval giving excess play in the steering without anything happening at the wheels. Not good in winds.

Here is a sad video I made http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a37rRKQo0fk

Also the safety coupling at the base of the steering column can also degrade (there is one under the van too) and you can end up with no steering. See mine in the picture below!!

Steering column bushes available from JK http://www.justkampers.com/shop/steerin ... 10271.html

or http://www.brickwerks.co.uk/index.php/b ... 3-all.html

And Coupling from Brickwerks hhttp://www.brickwerks.co.uk/index.php/ ... iltis.html
I have attached some images

First is the new bushes (2 per van) and coupling
Second is where they fit on the van
Third is the old knackered coupling I removed

It's pretty straight forward thing to fix. Just make sure you mark the positions on the spline when dismantling the column so you get it back in the same place.
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