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Re: Getting there!

Postby irishkeet » 08 Oct 2019, 19:48

Dobble wrote: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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Gordon (weem machine) has done this he should be able to supply some photos :ok
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Re: Getting there!

Postby Dobble » 08 Oct 2019, 20:58

Nice one, thanks for that I'll drop him a message. We've had a webasto from OBG for a while which we intend to fit on our RHD van but have been unsure where to fit it and under the seat would be an ideal location.
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Re: Getting there!

Postby nobbyfox » 14 Oct 2019, 09:53

Fit it under the rear bench seat.
Fitted one in my Westy
Just a few holes to drill for exhaust, air intake, fuel and fixing points.

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Re: Getting there!

Postby lloydy » 18 Oct 2019, 13:20

New heater has been bought (Planar 2D) once its here ill get on and fit it under the drivers seat. Then ill remove the eber D1LC and sell it on as kit with pump, exhaust ect ect.
Also in the process of getting Lithium leisure battery, which means i will likely have to upgrade my ctek charger to a lithium friendly one..
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Re: Getting there!

Postby Dobble » 18 Oct 2019, 13:50

We bought 2 of the Sterling Lithium battery's last year at busfest., really happy with the performance of them and the guys at Sterling are very knowledgeable. We dealt with Charles Jr the bosses son. This year we bought a 7A multi chemistry charger as we only had a ctek and an inverter from them. If you phone them they sometimes have ex demo equipment available at a fraction of the cost of new.
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Re: Getting there!

Postby lloydy » 18 Oct 2019, 14:15

ive looked at the sterling batteries, about a grand for a 100ah one. ive found a decent one with BMS for £780, theyre out of stock at the moment though
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Re: Getting there!

Postby Dobble » 18 Oct 2019, 15:04

Yeah they are expensive but they were doing a deal at the show and we got a dc to dc charger with our 2.
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Re: Getting there!

Postby lloydy » 18 Oct 2019, 15:18

one of the reasons i havent just jumped in and bought one, looking for that elusive bargain... :D
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Re: Getting there!

Postby lloydy » 21 Oct 2019, 20:14

Ta Da!
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Re: Getting there!

Postby lloydy » 31 Oct 2019, 15:26

had a trial fit with the hoses, all fits, at an angle, just....
Heater outlet will come out on the font of the seat box, its the most unobtrusive place. The vent itself may yet change to a flush type one. Once i get the van back on the drive, ill get on with it
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Re: Getting there!

Postby lloydy » 24 Nov 2019, 15:32

So its actually happening, big brakes are being sorted. (so this is a chance to fill the comments with they're all "pooh", they're great, handbrake is bad, its better than stock handbrake ect ect :D )
Fronts = 312mm epytec 16" kit. Still need to source ATE57 calipers and usual discs/pads/flexis.

Rears. Epytec 14" rear kit. means i need 14" bearing housings. may end up with the Burley billet ones if new standard ones dont become available. Need to source calipers/carriers/flexis/discs ect ect

Handbrake cable, epytec say Golf 2 ones fit. So either that or custom ones
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Re: Getting there!

Postby Aidan » 24 Nov 2019, 17:23

Do you get a detailed parts requirement with the kit from epytec , telling you exactly which carriers you need ?
worth taking a look on autodoc they have genuine ate parts and other alternatives, I've been well impressed with parts from them, genuine quality at good prices
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Re: Getting there!

Postby lloydy » 24 Nov 2019, 17:52

hi, yes ive used them a lot for parts for the Golf. they are pretty good. yes i do have some part numbers, which ill use for the calipers, carriers, pads. discs ill get genuine. The epytec stuff likely wont arrive until after christmas as there is a 6 week lead time on the front kit. So in the meantime ill keep a eye out on ebay and other places. Occasionally a good deal pops up.
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Re: Getting there!

Postby lloydy » 30 Nov 2019, 15:56

parts arriving. Rear caliper carriers and discs for 294mm brakes, and front ATE57 calipers
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Re: Getting there!

Postby lloydy » 12 Dec 2019, 15:48

After a lot of thinking, i've decided that fitting the diesel heater under the front seat is just too much of a compromise. The heater is going to stay in its original location, just be updated to the new planar. But what i am doing/done is bought 2x LIFEPO4 60AH batteries, they will go in the battery spots under both front seats. Its a dead space, i dont really use them for anything as they are hard to get to. This will free up lots of space under the rear seat, either for more storage or looking forward maybe an aircon unit.
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