Frida - VW T25 Devon Sunrise

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Frida - VW T25 Devon Sunrise

Postby Frida » 04 Jul 2018, 21:55

Hi, having recently taking ownership of Frida (a 1986 VW T25 Devon Sunrise), she's stood for a wee while prior to me buying her. Have had to replace the fuel tank and carburettor.. What other joys have I got to look forward to replacing?
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Re: Frida - VW T25 Devon Sunrise

Postby moggymorgan » 05 Jul 2018, 05:43

These vans are a bit like triggers broom.filters and fuel lines are a good starting point. :ok
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Re: Frida - VW T25 Devon Sunrise

Postby HansT » 05 Jul 2018, 07:35

Hi. Welcome to to the joys of T25 ownership.
Do you know what engine your Devon has? Assuming it is water-cooled, suggest you get the front to rear pipes checked. Do a full service, change coolant, check tyres for perishing, the list could be long...
Most of all, sign up for breakdown cover and get out and about in your van. Have fun!
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Re: Frida - VW T25 Devon Sunrise

Postby fazzer » 05 Jul 2018, 19:41

What's up with carb,I had problems with my carb was looking to spend 400 quid on rebuild but took it apart cleaned it out and runs great now.
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Re: Frida - VW T25 Devon Sunrise

Postby a1winchester » 07 Jul 2018, 13:41

HT leads, dizzy cap, rotor arm and vacuum hoses are always a good bet to avoid future problems in those areas.

Consider changing the oil in the gear box too. Although it's supposed to last for ever, the black crud that came out of mine showed that it was a worthwhile exercise.
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