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Re: Getting there!

Postby lloydy » 23 Jun 2019, 09:34

A trip to brickwerks to replace handbrake cables (i dont like touching brakes in a heavy van that family sit in) and to fix any other issues found. the usual gremlins raised their head on the drive up, cruise control dropped out (lost any speed reading) and the blue pcb on the dash pod started playing games.
VSS issue was traced to a bad joint and fixed. Pcb was replaced with a gowesty unit. Left with a couple trinkets, An absolutely beautifully feeling Atiwe gear knob, gowesty window winders to clear my speakers and some nice anodised door nibs

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Re: Getting there!

Postby irishkeet » 24 Jun 2019, 10:49

looking good mate, a nice few additions, Im sure the old girl was getting a bit jealous of all the attention the Golf is getting :mrgreen:
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Re: Getting there!

Postby lloydy » 24 Jun 2019, 18:16

yep! cant have it throwing a fit! forgot the ABS Door cards i got as well :D
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Re: Getting there!

Postby lloydy » 13 Aug 2019, 08:49

Sorry, its been a while again... ABS door cards fitted, very happy with them
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Then its been sorting ourselves out for holiday, finally got myself a backseat organiser that work well enough on a ISRI seat.
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Then we was off! Kept to France this time (other than a slight dip into Belgium at the end) Visiting Bayeux, Nantes, Gorge d'heric, Cirque des mourez, Avignon, Gorge d'verdon, Provins and then to Bruges for our usual shopping and beer drinking day!
Van performed faultlessly, did just over 2200 miles, averaged 28.5 mpg
With the van running so fault free, why not modify? :D Really do think i am going to swap to rear discs and larger front vented. Would mean swapping to 14" rear bearing carriers, which i'll get new ones of those and slowly swap over.
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Re: Getting there!

Postby silverbullet » 13 Aug 2019, 09:08

Bonne vacances!

Vented rear discs a waste of time and money imho. They dont work hard enough because of the pressure reducing/inertia valve (which is only there to stop rear drums locking up when braking hard and unladen afaik)

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Re: Getting there!

Postby lloydy » 13 Aug 2019, 09:50

Sorry, rears will be solid, just vented fronts
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Re: Getting there!

Postby lloydy » 22 Aug 2019, 13:06

swapped the nice kienzle stereo from the golf to the van, much prefer the look of it. Had to get myself another amp for it, as the previous one was a Alpine that only works with Alpine stereos..
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Re: Getting there!

Postby irishkeet » 24 Aug 2019, 15:07

love that little amp, looking forward to seeing the changes in the flesh :)
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Re: Getting there!

Postby lloydy » 25 Aug 2019, 08:48

More to come over this year too! eberspacher moving to under the drivers seat, leisure batteries being upgraded to Lithium which should half the space used. Possibly then allowing space for a air con unit under the rear seat... Then maybe big brake kit front and rear..
Hopefully one way or another ill be getting to a few more shows, be good to catch up
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Re: Getting there!

Postby R0B » 25 Aug 2019, 10:02

I like the look of that backseat organiser Lloydy. Where did you get it from mate.
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Re: Getting there!

Postby lloydy » 25 Aug 2019, 12:47

this is the one i got, you then you choose your add ons that suit you
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Re: Getting there!

Postby R0B » 25 Aug 2019, 12:54

Thanks for that fella.
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Re: Getting there!

Postby lloydy » 25 Aug 2019, 20:20

no problem :D
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Re: Getting there!

Postby Aditya Katap » 08 Oct 2019, 06:23

Excellent Thread!!

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Re: Getting there!

Postby Dobble » 08 Oct 2019, 09:16

lloydy wrote:More to come over this year too! eberspacher moving to under the drivers seat, leisure batteries being upgraded to Lithium which should half the space used. Possibly then allowing space for a air con unit under the rear seat... Then maybe big brake kit front and rear..
Hopefully one way or another ill be getting to a few more shows, be good to catch up


Hi Lloydy

Did you end up fitting the Eberspacher under the seat? I'd be interested to see any pictures you have of it.

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