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Re: Getting there!

Postby irishkeet » 04 Feb 2019, 17:04

Is that behind the lights Lloydy?


lloydy wrote:A little mock up of where its going, a little trimming of the old brackets is needed so it fits flat. not too big a job though.
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Re: Getting there!

Postby lloydy » 04 Feb 2019, 17:11

yes it is, it where my intercooler used to be
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Re: Getting there!

Postby irishkeet » 04 Feb 2019, 17:37

lloydy wrote:yes it is, it where my intercooler used to be


I put mine in a similar place, hoping airflow would help too :mrgreen:

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Re: Getting there!

Postby lloydy » 04 Feb 2019, 20:42

I'm hoping for decent results :D
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Re: Getting there!

Postby irishkeet » 05 Feb 2019, 08:06

lloydy wrote:I'm hoping for decent results :D


It dropped my temp by just over 10 degrees, I wanted a slighty bigger one but it didnt fit
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Re: Getting there!

Postby silverbullet » 05 Feb 2019, 20:50

irishkeet wrote:
lloydy wrote:I'm hoping for decent results :D


It dropped my temp by just over 10 degrees, I wanted a slighty bigger one but it didnt fit
That's why I designed an enclosure (with a thermoswitched fan) for my 2.5 engines that puts a bigger matrix in there sideways, at an angle.
It works.

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Re: Getting there!

Postby lloydy » 05 Feb 2019, 22:38

yes, mine will have a thermostatically controlled fan. After racking my brain and searching through loads of different electric fan stats/dials, and not really liking any of them. I was given a great idea, for which im very grateful! and that is using the jx aux water pump switch screwed into the m10x1 tapping on the filter head! Its a 100c switch so will be perfect and bloody easy and cheap!
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Re: Getting there!

Postby silverbullet » 06 Feb 2019, 09:42

Thats the switch I use ;)

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Re: Getting there!

Postby lloydy » 16 Feb 2019, 16:17

I am swapping my knackered door cards out for some nice ABS ones, and will take the opportunity to upgrade the front speakers from 10cm to 13cm which is a much better size. Being bored today i thought why not use up the sound deadening i have in the cab doors to improve the sound even more. So door cards removed, and silent coat patched around the door skin with a big bit behind the speaker location. Leftovers used up covering the holes in the door itself.

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On a similar note.. I have the large diesel engine bashplate, am i right in thinking that originally came with foam sound deadening on it? If so any idea on the thickness? maybe 3cm or so? Also the foam that used to come at the bottom of the D pillars, is there anywhere you can find the sizes? Also presume it was just standard chipfoam?
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Re: Getting there!

Postby lloydy » 06 Mar 2019, 16:07

so, what have i been up to?... got it a bit dirty..
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ive also decided as i have the big bashplate that is meant to have insulation inside it, im going to reinstate it. hopefully got enough 9lb chip foam to replicate all the factory stuff
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and in very exciting news i have finally managed to get a metal engine lid back on! :D
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Re: Getting there!

Postby irishkeet » 10 Mar 2019, 21:23

and in very exciting news i have finally managed to get a metal engine lid back on! :D
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looking good mate, I think ill use the spare metal lid I have and the insulation from ASAP in Beccles as there only 30 mins up the road :mrgreen:
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Re: Getting there!

Postby ZsZ » 11 Mar 2019, 07:05

why do you think the metal ones are better than the GRP?
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Re: Getting there!

Postby lloydy » 11 Mar 2019, 17:05

i dont really know if its better or worse, but my plastic one was cut up and had a lot of foam cut off, which equalled a hot mattress on long drives. Not too nice when its 30c..
My van originally came with a metal one when i bought it. The insulation is a lot thicker, and if the engine ever caught fire, it wont melt.

The foam for the engine area has arrived, its pink! :lol:
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Need to collect some more plastic fixings, but i made a start
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Re: Getting there!

Postby silverbullet » 11 Mar 2019, 20:42

I also had a "thing" about the later grp engine covers (how fire resistant are they really?) and also fitted a metal one, but I think that they are actually an Aircooled or certainly "early" fitment.
VW wouldn't have tooled up for something like that without good reason.
I'll be refitting the grp one when the bus comes back.

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Re: Getting there!

Postby lloydy » 11 Mar 2019, 21:06

not sure on the air cooled thing. All i can say, is on etka it was available alongside the plastic one one up to '92. Mine did have one fitted, and it was pretty untouched until i got my hands on it! :lol:
my original metal one got hacked the hell out of by the shop that did the original tdi conversion for me.. I sourced a plastic one, but still had to chop it around a bit. I guess if it was in perfect nick i wouldnt see a need to fit the metal one i have.
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