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Recommend a mechanic or garage in Southampton or Hampshire

Postby slb1 » 19 Jun 2017, 09:10

Hi all
Can anyone recommend a mechanic or garage in the Southampton or Hampshire area?
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Re: Recommend a mechanic or garage in Southampton or Hampshire

Postby itchyfeet » 19 Jun 2017, 10:36

What needs doing?
some jobs should only be trusted to a specialist.
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Re: Recommend a mechanic or garage in Southampton or Hampshire

Postby slb1 » 21 Jun 2017, 08:48

Hi
Thanks for replying :) it needs diagnosing! I posted in the mechanical thread,it sounds like a similar problem to floras..
..it cuts out when hot and won't idle. After many restarts it eventually won't start at all.
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Re: Recommend a mechanic or garage in Southampton or Hampshire

Postby itchyfeet » 21 Jun 2017, 11:21

I'm sure we can help narrow it down
What engine ?
petrol or diesel
Aircooled or watercooled
year of van?

Explain the fault in more detail, does it restart, how hot when cuts out, is it regular or intermittant etc

where in soton?
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Re: Recommend a mechanic or garage in Southampton or Hampshire

Postby Aidan » 21 Jun 2017, 12:31

Boxwagen in Bournmouth, Ady
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Re: Recommend a mechanic or garage in Southampton or Hampshire

Postby slb1 » 22 Jun 2017, 07:58

Thanks :D
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Re: Recommend a mechanic or garage in Southampton or Hampshire

Postby slb1 » 22 Jun 2017, 08:12

Hi itchy feet its a 1982 Aircooled petrol engine. It starts ok but then cuts out when it slows down, this gets worse and worse until it won't restart. It's a constant problem now. I''ve had the van 19 years and had a similar problem a few years ago. Annoyingly I can't remember what the fix was a. Small part was ordered quite cheap I think.... The garage don't seem interested in investigating and suggested I take it to a tuners that have diagnostic equipment. I rang dynotune but they won't deal with old vans. Thanks I'm in highfield
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Re: Recommend a mechanic or garage in Southampton or Hampshire

Postby itchyfeet » 22 Jun 2017, 10:25

Did you call the Garage Aidan suggested?
If it was water cooled I would have been able to help more because I have loads of spare parts to swap but I'm not so familiar with Aircooled and have no.parts to offer.

The fault sounds like ignition amplifier or coil to me, sometimes you have to resort to swapping known good parts to find out which it is which is why some garages are not interested or will change loads until.they find it and charge for it all.

is it a 1.6 or 2.0 litre

Perhaps somebody local has these parts to lend ?
I can fit I'm just 2 miles away.
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Re: Recommend a mechanic or garage in Southampton or Hampshire

Postby slb1 » 22 Jun 2017, 10:48

Brilliant thanks so much for your help. Haven 't called garage as its in Bournemouth I don't think the van will make it though will resort to that if I don't sort it soon. Really appreciate your suggestions I will investigate :) it's a 2ltr
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Re: Recommend a mechanic or garage in Southampton or Hampshire

Postby itchyfeet » 22 Jun 2017, 13:24

Have any friends with a 2.0 Aircooled the same?
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Re: Recommend a mechanic or garage in Southampton or Hampshire

Postby what2do » 22 Jun 2017, 13:28

South Coast Transporters on Facebook is a very helpful group when trying to find specialists to work on these vans and the responses are very quick. Somebody may have a few spares for you to try out, the hub of the group appears to be around Southampton.
Why would the glass be anything other than half full?

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Re: Recommend a mechanic or garage in Southampton or Hampshire

Postby slb1 » 22 Jun 2017, 16:06

Great thanks I will give it ago :) no don't know anyone with a t25
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Re: Recommend a mechanic or garage in Southampton or Hampshire

Postby itchyfeet » 22 Jun 2017, 16:46

slb1 wrote:Great thanks I will give it ago :) no don't know anyone with a t25


I asked to join the group too
lets see

Happy to.take a look anyway as I'm so close
I have fixed a few T25 before for local 8090 members :D
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Re: Recommend a mechanic or garage in Southampton or Hampshire

Postby sarran1955 » 22 Jun 2017, 18:08

Hello,

2 links to the same video in 1 evening... :shock:

This might be a simple solution..

Cheap enough to carry a spare..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkyBAMMHpa4

Aircooled bliss.. 8)

Cordialement,

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Re: Recommend a mechanic or garage in Southampton or Hampshire

Postby slb1 » 24 Jun 2017, 08:50

Thanks sarran1955 the video is really good. Probably a bit too advanced for me to try but really educational. I will definitely be going back to it :)|
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