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Discussion in 'Kombi Stories' started by ruby6689, Dec 28, 2009.

  1. AC-T3

    AC-T3 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Lorraine. It's amazing what a low resolution camera at 20 paces can do! Get up close and bus is definitely tired after lots of years and lots of hard miles - needs some cosmetic surgery. But I still like it.
     
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  2. Luckyphil

    Luckyphil Well-Known Member

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    Never fill tank past the first click as can overfill and place pressure on the venting system which after all these years is probably not as healthy as it once was.
     
  3. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I also never pull the trigger on full as the pumps these days are designed to deliver fuel at a higher rate than they were 25 - 50+ yrs ago and their auto cut out doesn't always work.
     
  4. AC-T3

    AC-T3 Well-Known Member

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    Can report all has been good for the past week with no leaks, economy returned and no raw fuel dumped into the environment. I too only fill to the first click so remain buggered to figure out why the breather popped off. I recall pump #6 was awfully slow to fill (cars came and went at every other pump) so perhaps this helped overfill the tank??? If the devil helped diagnose my problem and prevented my bus from being burned to a crisp then he is welcome to ride with me any day. Also gotta say the staff at the servo where fabulous - quickly rolled out their spill routine, 2 bags of adsorb placed under bus, bollards and signage quarantined the area until the tow arrived. Thats Central Coast Caltex at its best.
     
  5. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Nice to see they see actualy trained and put it to use.
     
  6. deeksy62

    deeksy62 Well-Known Member

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    Today was the first time on a truck, after 7 years of ownership of this Kombi.
    NRMA seems to think it is the coil that has become 'uncoiled', don't know what the term is for a non-functioning coil!

    So it has taken me 2 hours and 40 minutes to drive from Swatell to Coffs Harbour, 11 km's.

    [​IMG]
     
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  7. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    " uncoiled" ?

    If from an older bloke I would interpret as " stuffed, rooted, demised'., of no further use within design function parameters".
    Young bloke? Likely means it :(

    Correct term?
    Paperweight, missile.
     
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  8. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Add 'tested coil' to " what parts do I carry list" :)
     
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  9. deeksy62

    deeksy62 Well-Known Member

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    I will admit that the 'uncoiled' comment was mine, but stuffed etc is an appropriate description!
     
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  10. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Appropriate :)

    Except if a serious comment from an apprentice or supercheap 16 yo ' technical advice 'expert'' ;)
     
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  11. ruby6689

    ruby6689 Well-Known Member

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    7 years, that's what I call a good run, one of our campers ended up on a truck on it's maiden trip.
     
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  12. deeksy62

    deeksy62 Well-Known Member

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    So the coil was not the issue, the cam follower on the points broke, so not opening on the distributor cam and no go!!
    All fixed for the trip home from work.
     
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  13. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    Wouldn't you think that the NRMA would have picked that?
     
  14. deeksy62

    deeksy62 Well-Known Member

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    If they had looked in the distributor, probably, but only got as far as checking the power from the coil?
    I carry spare points, so it could have been an easy fix,
    Maybe I should have checked!?!?
     
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  15. BrianK

    BrianK Well-Known Member

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    Nice looking Kombi there Steve.
     
  16. deeksy62

    deeksy62 Well-Known Member

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    Cheers Brian,

    Looks much better now it's off the back of the truck!

    Steve
     
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  17. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    Todays mechanics do not understand points! Think that some of the points available are a bit dodgy. Also had the same thing happen not too long ago.
     
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  18. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    A very common fault. Many years ago you could buy Repco points. The cam followers used to last about 500kms. Typical Australian made automotive products.
     
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  19. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I've been fortunate with all my VW's not once a tow job even when clutch kapoot (1st car a '62 Beetle - taught me to drive a VW with no clutch) and clutch cable in Igor the only 2 mechanical failures on the road in 45 years.
     
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  20. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    Its so sad to see a bus on a t/truck:( especially, if it is yours and the neighbours are watching:eek: .They just look at you with that smirk on their face and you know what their thinking.:mad: but never mind, when its fixed you drive it home ,give them all a big grin:D and a wave and a wink;) and at that point they realise what fun their missing :p:):).........................yeahhhhhh
     
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