The GASWAGON (act III)

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Re: The GASWAGON (act III)

Postby kevtherev » 25 Aug 2014, 15:52

AdrianC wrote:The only question is how far it drops - and that can be improved either by using more temperature-stable oil, thicker oil (which might be too thick at low temperatures) or reducing the gaps.


Therein lay the solution.
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Re: The GASWAGON (act III)

Postby silverbullet » 25 Aug 2014, 17:24

Film strength is what keeps the metal surfaces apart, modern oils are far better than those of even 10 years ago.
From what I hear these tdi engines don't like climbing proper big hills anyway ;)
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Re: The GASWAGON (act III)

Postby Aidan » 25 Aug 2014, 17:35

with an oil pressure gauge you can tell when the oil needs changing too, that relationship between temp and pressure changes as the oil degrades when you see something like 3-5lb drop at running temp change the oil, you get to know your own vehicle, Beaker was always within a couple of weeks of 5000 miles/6 months - should ask Walrus if she still is, that was a VW exchange engine 2005
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Re: The GASWAGON (act III)

Postby lloydy » 25 Aug 2014, 17:44

i've had many an internal debate on whether to get oil gauges.. if a cheap set turned up, maybe.
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Re: The GASWAGON (act III)

Postby silverbullet » 25 Aug 2014, 18:25

The thing that I find intreaguing was VAG's choice of oil temp sender positioning on the OHC engines: right on the pump discharge , before the filter i.e. as hot as the oil would ever be, hence the 170 degree C "hot" gauge fitted to GTi's and sporty Audi's. The 4-pot had the sender on the filter head, the 5 has it right on the oil pump outlet by the sump flange.
130 *C is the normal mid-scale running temp...but they are not turbo's using the oil as coolant!
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Re: The GASWAGON (act III)

Postby Plasticman » 16 Apr 2015, 22:03

Well :lol:
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Re: The GASWAGON (act III)

Postby ninja.turtle007 » 16 Apr 2015, 22:48

What's that in the 2nd pic mike?
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Re: The GASWAGON (act III)

Postby Plasticman » 16 Apr 2015, 23:16

locking latch on spare carrier
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Re: The GASWAGON (act III)

Postby lloydy » 17 Apr 2015, 10:57

Oops, missed this update!
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Re: The GASWAGON (act III)

Postby Plasticman » 01 May 2015, 22:25

well, a little work in the nsr corner and fixed a minute leak on the cooler
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so that can all go back this w'end
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Re: The GASWAGON (act III)

Postby Plasticman » 19 May 2015, 20:05

Well now, there was the issue of keeping an eye on the water levels without removing the bed,engine cover etc etc so
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and then cooler
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SS nuts brazed to the new bracketry added to the existing bottle holder
i have added an extra piece of steel to the base to protect from the silencer heat, though with the turbo its not excessive
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a coat of satin black
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i have made it to utelise the existing holes from the top up tank, as was and where im pointing is a small lip so i have added a plate to help prevent it all moving about
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fits fine
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and with intake pipe fitted
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Re: The GASWAGON (act III)

Postby lloydy » 19 May 2015, 20:39

Nice! :ok

Do you want some hose sent up?
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Re: The GASWAGON (act III)

Postby Plasticman » 19 May 2015, 20:53

Nah,got loads
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Re: The GASWAGON (act III)

Postby Plasticman » 18 Sep 2015, 21:40

Well been a while and had some health issues that couldn't be ignored but ok for now so back to the subject. There were a few issues with the recent works to rectify the stripper damage and a few items were missed completely,such is life plus there were a few other areas that on close inspection did not meet the standards we set,so van comes back by arrangement and ticker tape placed on areas that are to be attended to , the following shows this to give a general idea.
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the arrow points to the area above the light and is across the whole rear panel at the very top
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same here
this area in the swage,there were some small depressions maybe silicone???
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next there were dryish areas just under the gutter both sides
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also the inside of the gutter where the awning secures was not treated correctly,
so it was easy enough to attend to these areas but ...........................nah, shell it out glass out doors off ,strip it and make good also this way the colour is a perfect match all round and "fresh", :lol: :wink: not in any particular order
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this is the inside of the offending gutter :D
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and underside of same
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again there was a matchstick head sized bit where it had rubbed through but doing the whole door is quicker and easier :idea:
again nothing wrong with the tailgate but this is nicer now
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lower front panel behind bumper
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as always no picks of the completed van which since these have been taken has had a slight flat and polish, and whilst removing the charge cooler a blanking cover for want of a better word was found to be perished and allowing the turbo to source dirty unfiltered air which is not good,so temp taped up and cable tied in place but will need a permanent fix
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Re: The GASWAGON (act III)

Postby Wychall » 19 Sep 2015, 07:20

It's good to hear that your health has improved Mike. Hope it stays that way :ok
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