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Re: The Green Syncro Machine

Postby irishkeet » 01 Dec 2017, 15:59

So I popped up a FB thread last week on the Westfalia Refuge looking for some insurance tips. Most important to me was a decent agreed value for the old girl. I just want to say a MASSIVE thanks to Christian who posted up asking me to get in contact with him.

He is a fellow van owner and 8090 member campervanster and works for Classic Line Insurance. I got a great quote with an excellent agreed value plus UK cover with Homestart & Euro (90 days max) breakdown cover. Its very nice to be able to say the service was top notch with super quick responses. :ok
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Re: The Green Syncro Machine

Postby campervanster » 02 Dec 2017, 09:21

irishkeet wrote:So I popped up a FB thread last week on the Westfalia Refuge looking for some insurance tips. Most important to me was a decent agreed value for the old girl. I just want to say a MASSIVE thanks to Christian who posted up asking me to get in contact with him.

He is a fellow van owner and 8090 member campervanster and works for Classic Line Insurance. I got a great quote with an excellent agreed value plus UK cover with Homestart & Euro (90 days max) breakdown cover. Its very nice to be able to say the service was top notch with super quick responses. :ok


It's been a pleasure Keith, really happy to have been able to help. Any problems at all, feel free to pop me a message or call the office.

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Re: The Green Syncro Machine

Postby irishkeet » 06 Dec 2017, 20:13

Well insurance & agreed value sorted, just waiting for the revised V5 back from the DVLA. Fitted some nice pressed plates and made an over sink chopping board for the sum of £6.71 :mrgreen:

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Re: The Green Syncro Machine

Postby campervanster » 07 Dec 2017, 10:41

irishkeet wrote:Well insurance & agreed value sorted, just waiting for the revised V5 back from the DVLA. Fitted some nice pressed plates and made an over sink chopping board for the sum of £6.71 :mrgreen:

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The chopping board is a great idea, I might do something similar! :ok
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Re: The Green Syncro Machine

Postby irishkeet » 07 Dec 2017, 16:21

campervanster wrote:


The chopping board is a great idea, I might do something similar! :ok[/quote]

Cheers Christian, I popped some links on the Westfalia Refuge :ok
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Re: The Green Syncro Machine

Postby marlinowner » 07 Dec 2017, 16:36

So presumably the chopping board mod won't invalidate your insurance...
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Re: The Green Syncro Machine

Postby irishkeet » 07 Dec 2017, 16:39

marlinowner wrote:So presumably the chopping board mod won't invalidate your insurance...
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Re: The Green Syncro Machine

Postby campervanster » 07 Dec 2017, 17:10

marlinowner wrote:So presumably the chopping board mod won't invalidate your insurance...


We're generally ok with a modified chopping board :wink:
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Re: The Green Syncro Machine

Postby campervanster » 07 Dec 2017, 17:11

irishkeet wrote:
campervanster wrote:


The chopping board is a great idea, I might do something similar! :ok


Cheers Christian, I popped some links on the Westfalia Refuge :ok[/quote]

Awesome, I'll take a look
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Re: The Green Syncro Machine

Postby irishkeet » 17 Dec 2017, 21:46

Well I finally got the Webasto install completed last week. I bought my petrol Webasto from 'Oldiebut Goodie', top guy with an excellent reputation and he was very helpful with all my Q's.
I choose the standard westy position. I remade the panel that holds the timer in foam board as the old one was a bit tired. The timer is in the ashtray spot and I popped in a double USB too. The old ebber box just needed a little modding to cover the Webasto :mrgreen:
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I bought the stainless steel surround plate and the beige air vent which goes really well with the westy interior from here Great service & fast postage.
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The exhaust was a bit fiddly to fit on the syncro, I had to go over the prop so I bought some Heat Resistant Sleeving from ebay which fits great and will protect anything close to the exhaust pipe.
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Re: The Green Syncro Machine

Postby irishkeet » 21 Dec 2017, 20:40

Been a lovely few days, the day job is finished and the van is back in the workshop and on the ramp to get a few little jobs done. The scooby engine sits a bit further back so I have been extending rear diff / gearbox protections bars and also adding some extra protection :mrgreen:
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I've used some aluminium thread plate that was available, not sure how strong it will be but its free so will give it a try and keep the cardboard templates just in case. :mrgreen:
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Re: The Green Syncro Machine

Postby irishkeet » 22 Dec 2017, 21:12

Finished the rear skid plate and attached the front diff plate today. Will get the rear protection primed and painted over Christmas, ready to fit on Jan 2nd. Time for Christmas break now :mrgreen:
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Re: The Green Syncro Machine

Postby irishkeet » 04 Jan 2018, 19:02

Well I managed to get plenty done on the van over the Christmas & New Year holiday. Massive thanks to Mark @ http://www.suffolkcampervanhire.co.uk for making the ramp available to me in his very busy workshop and for his support, advice and knowledge throughout.

The van sailed through its MOT, I got the Motor reclassification through from the DVLA.
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Extended the syncro protection and fitted some bash protection for the gearbox & front diff.
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Got both diffs working and replaced the actuator protection sleeves with clear (rather than black) tubing (makes a lot more sense).
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While it was on the ramp I added an second earth lead to the gearbox and finally got around to fitting the wheel arch liners from the Westy Refuge Brickwerks offer in the summer. Unfortunately the jubilee clips used on the coolant pipes were of poor quality so I have also replaced all of them with good quality stainless steel clips. I've booked some more ramp time in May as the front inner CV boots are perishing, going to fit the thermoplastic boots from Brickwerks. :mrgreen:
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Re: The Green Syncro Machine

Postby Oilline » 20 Jan 2018, 10:14

Is there a link to Covkids rewiring guide?

irishkeet wrote:
slowcoach wrote:Keep on trucking! What a job :-)

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cheers mate :mrgreen:


Finished the rewiring as per Covkid's excellent guide.
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Got a small 4 way fuse box, under the main box, coming from the main battery
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and on the right side have a 6 way box connected to the leisure which will run cig/usb/radio etc etc
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quick test of the stereo today, all good :mrgreen: Picked up this magnetic DAB aerial on the weekend and it provides an excellent signal inside the van, in the workshop, bargain @ £14.99. This will live behind the dash.
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Re: The Green Syncro Machine

Postby irishkeet » 21 Jan 2018, 10:06

Oilline wrote:Is there a link to Covkids rewiring guide?



Hi Oilline here ya go, all in the wiki :mrgreen:

http://wiki.club8090.co.uk/index.php/VW_Electrics_main_cables

http://wiki.club8090.co.uk/index.php/VW_Electrics_battery_to_dash
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