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Cooling hose total replacement

Discussion in 'T3 & T4 Tech Help Clinic' started by beastieboy, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    So the cookies are probably legal, but the non declaration of the cookie on the package, is the illegal bit.....:rolleyes:
     
  2. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    My computers got 'cookies' that came from overseas. Should I declareo_O:rolleyes::D?
    Cheers
     
  3. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    Yep.

    I have never said that importing cookies is illegal.:rolleyes:
     
  4. beastieboy

    beastieboy Active Member

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    Customs would be an alright job.
    If I saw anything I liked, I could just hassle the person out until they gave it to me Vs. The cost of them missing their flight or the bigger cost of legal hassles in other countries ha!
    I'm sure customs have a nice collection of things out the back!

    Weapons,
    Food,
    Drugs,
    Ciggs,
    Booze,

    I'm sure the list goes on...
    Imagine the Christmas party!
     
  5. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    What? No delicious cookies on your list? o_O
     
  6. beastieboy

    beastieboy Active Member

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    If there was they wouldn't last long that's for sure:p
    I could demolish a pack of Tim Tams in about 15min
    I'm certain Van Cafe isn't going to get you stoned though if that's the customs issue haha!
    Lots of cookie talk going on and customs though...... Hmmmm
     
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  7. beastieboy

    beastieboy Active Member

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    Anyone consider/use Evans waterless coolant?
    Expensive but....

    190C boiling point
    No vapour pressure
    No corrosion

    So I guess you can open the radiator cap while the motor is hot if there's no pressure?
    Radiatior cap would still be hot though ha! Burning hand.....

    Please discuss....

    Bout $350 to $400 in coolant to fill a T3....
     
  8. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    It's made from snake oil.;)
     
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  9. AC-T3

    AC-T3 Well-Known Member

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    I use a waterless coolant but it doesn't cost that much.
     
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  10. nils

    nils Well-Known Member

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    The cooling system on a T3 works very well, as does the self bleeding system. Yet all we hear is whining about how unreliable it is. Sort it out once and for all, use stainless pipes if you like, use silicon hoses if that makes you feel better, even waterless coolant if your pockets are that deep.

    But...... do not use these things as bandaids in the hope to cover up the real problems, because it simply will not work. You will spend all your money on a car that does not run as it should, your expectations will become soured by the great big hole that was your bank account and ultimatly you will sell your broken down bus at a fraction of what you spent on it so that the next guy (possibly luckyphil ;)) can scrap it and make a small fortune on all those shiny bandaids you are throwing at it.

    Your money is better spent on,
    A bently manual (the REAL one)
    A multimeter
    An adjustable resistor pot
    A laser temp gun
    A small sand blast cabinet
    A nice set of files
    Proper wire crimpers and strippers
    Some nice single pack epoxy in a spray can ( the type you have to bake)
    JB weld or similar

    You ask for my 2 cents, you got it :p:D
     
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  11. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    & a small trailer!;), Don't forget the generator.
    Cheers
    You're a very determined guy Nils & I like that:D.
     
  12. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Air??
    Cheers
     
  13. beastieboy

    beastieboy Active Member

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    The cooling system on a T3 works very well, as does the self bleeding system. Yet all we hear is whining about how unreliable it is.

    Mines been very reliable! That's why it gets the attention it deserves! :p
    I never drive it into the ground, and always maintain bits and pieces even when I don't drive it. Just been an awesome van. One of the best vehicles I've owned! No B.S
    I've done many 1000km trips in it on the open road over the last few years. Has been a daily driver and done a lot of long distance running, spending many hours in the 110kmph zone opposed to city stop start driving. Goes hard all day.... Happy to spend money on something that returns the reliability. If it crapped itself tomorrow I'd still say respect to the T3 because of the times I've had with it. Can't actually believe I still have it, as I thought no way will it last when I bought it. Still driving strong 10 years later. I use cheap cars to drive and help keep the kilometers low:cool:
     
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