Discussion in 'Kombi Stories' started by ruby6689, Dec 28, 2009.
Love your idea of sports /relaxation
And the new two tone paint job
The engine was running hot...on inspection ...the additional external oil cooler was covered in mud
If you are looking for where all the red stuff came from, check the road!
Hey Whitie, are they sidewalls or the sidewall rings on your kombi?
Front are painted side walls, you can Google & find someone to do it for you or buy the paint on ebay & do it yourself.
The paint will rub off & you need to touchup every now & then, looks better in photo than close up.
Rear was originally a pinstriped tyre & the guy ground a 1 mm off the wall, under the black is white rubber, probably not legal
I tried the rings but they fell off within a few kms
Thanks Whitie, I'm trying to get white side walls, a bit hard to find so far but I'll get there.
I don't have a roadside assist photo in this case but I did spend 20minutes lying under the bus late Saturday night due to my universal accelerator cable coming out of the worm screw. But because the cable had previously been crushed in the fitting I had to cut 5mm off it to get going resulting in a idle speed of 2500rpm. It meant I did not need the accelerator to get home but parking up at 11pm it was incredibly noisy.
So now to find a better alternative to the system I used.
Alligator clip leads work well
Last to leave, This is how we got home from Forbes Bus Stop. Joined the Tilt Tray club
what was the cause of the stoppage Deb?
Doesn't that colour scheme of the tilt tray truck, just go so well with the Kombi.....even the wheel centres!
Sadly, almost like it was meant to be!
3rd valve cactus not happy as this was supposed to be a rebuilt motor 12 months ago! Still haven't got him back as the mechanic been flat out & he is in the queue note NOT the same bloke that did the original job
Yes we kinda felt the same way. The cabin of the truck had the creatures from Finding Nemo painted on it was very cute. So long as Dory wasn't leading the way lol. He made it back safe & sound
Still was a sad ending to a fantastic weekend
Id love to hear more about the failure and cause - I have a bit of a morbid facination about why things break - and how to prevent it in the future - at least your home safe and sound and all is well
I've asked Phil (73kombi) to answer you as he can give a more accurate run down as it is his Kombi I get too cause he got ripped off big time with the whole resto
Sounds like a common problem that one unfortunately
According to our new mechanic when the dual Webbers were fitted at time of rebuild to the 2 litre motor, there should have been 4 balance tubes (I think that's what they're called ) our new mechanic did fit them before we went to Forbes as he said if left the way it was he would cook no 3. Unfortunately the damage had already been done, although he did get us there & drove well too. It was when we went on the cruise we noticed he didn't sound right & when we got back a Kombi guru came over & said he heard him & he was running on 3 cylinders. He was right Thankgod we listened to Melissa & got NRMA Premium Care
Final diagnosis is burnt valves! And a lesson learned, if you are doing a resto stay on top of it and check everything had I have done this at the beginning of the job I would not have been led up the garden path! I was unfortunately working odd hours and lived quite a considerable distance from where resto was being done.
But as small comfort that it may be, you are certainly not alone in having serious issues.
Many have done all the right things and still been taken for a ride.
For some it has caused much expense, anguish and withdrawal.
With the ever increasing prices and desireability there is an increasing amount of crooks out there seeking to rip people off.
They often talk the talk quite well at the start.
Your head on no.3 was fair blowing hot gas like a blow torch under throttle and there was a lot of blue smoke from exhaust.
Were both issues confined to the head?
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