yeah, busy times! holiday planned for next week, to GB. London, Devon, Cornwall...
Yesterday, we went to friends. when we got there, during parking the hose for the clutch popped out of the master cilinder.
Luckily, I just got to push it back, use some extra rope for fixation and drive home! no problems with gearchange whatsoever....!
Only real issue now is rear suspension, which I am not happy with yet. It is driveable, but I have to make a plan on how to improve this. Other than that, it cruises nicely! _________________ 1973 BayWindow running 1.9 110 bhp TDI with flipped gearbox.
We just got back from england. Had a great holiday! (besides the day we spend in east wittering, God that place is aweful!)
Visited london, eastbourne, saw white cliffs, saw canterbury and of course some stuff in between.
The bus has been great! We had 1 minor breakdown. Cruising at the highway, I noticed a lack of power and because I have a turbo pressure gauge, I also noticed lack of boost. after opening a window, I heard a clear whissssss.
I pulled over, just to find out I had somehow lost a hose clamp and a turbo how was leaking now. I had the richt clamp with me, bolted it one, and off we went. No further problems!
And it pulls! uphill, downhill. It is just great to drive.
in england we didn't go over 100 kph. that was fine. In holland, we also had to do 250 kilometers, from the ferry back home and there, I went a lot faster. When I do that, I still loose gearbox oil so that is something that will get attention next.
Joined: 08 Feb 2006 Posts: 356 Location: Middle of the Midlands
Posted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:01 pm Post subject:
Sounds like you had an awesome trip. I'm just back from EBI in Begium and had a few issues on the way but made it safe and sound. Great to know your kombi is running nicely and you are having fun and using it for what it is meant for
Yeah, I really had a nice trip. I actually took bad, off road tracks and I was suprised that I never hit anything as the engine and radiator scoop are a lot lower now.
Still, I am not fully satisfied with the setup. I solved the issue with the large angle on the CV's by using way bigger wheels (10 cm extra in diameter).
The joints are now fine, I drive stock baywindow joints, as there is hardly an angle now. But the big wheels do have an impact on performance. I can drive up to 5th geard and all, but especially in first and second gear it is noticable. But if I go back to small wheels, the ground clearance won't be enough or the CV angle will increase again. Both of which I do not want...
I have been looking really hard, but haven't found a solutiong yet. I even considered the honda engines that rotate counterclockwise, but they all have transverse engines.
one thing I am considering now is looking for another gearbow with the shortest gears, as I now had the TDI 5 speed box with longest gears.. Maybe this will compensate for the bigger wheels....
All in all though, it drives great so there is no rush and I will keep you updated (although I start to doubt about how many people actually still come here...) _________________ 1973 BayWindow running 1.9 110 bhp TDI with flipped gearbox.
Joined: 08 Oct 2006 Posts: 315 Location: Co. Mayo, Ireland
Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:40 pm Post subject:
I'm not on here as often.
Maybe because I've not much progress.
But I'm still here.
Others don't seem to be.
I remember a couple of years ago it went quite too.
it Recovered a bit though. Now it's gone quite again.
What tdi gearbox will have best ratios for you ?
This is interesting.
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