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Snowy the Unloved T3 Caravelle

Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by Syncro27, Sep 28, 2014.

  1. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Nice!

    No T3 likes to sit parked up for too long......... a few Km's of running, (on fresh fuel"), will usually "wake it up", and should run as it was.

    Anologue clock? Wasn't Brendan (SAS) fixing those?
     
  2. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    Another issue raised its ugly head - the fuel tank leaked heaps of fuel out the main filler tank seal so I need a new one of them.

    I also forgot - I need a replacement small grey plastic disc shaped cover for the the distributor which goes over the hall sender/ metal thing. The little edge just fell off around its perimeter meaning it wont sit on the dizzy anymore.

    Does anyone have a dead dizzy with a good one of these?

    Thanks
     
  3. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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  4. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Bert.

    Lucky Phil told me to do that too.

    I think the seal has crusted up so that small movement when I drained the tank made it kaput.
     
  5. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    No worries Scott & yup will do it - they're all fine until a bit of pressure applied then split - right royal pain but gives you an idea that the rest are more than likely just as bad and it's fuel tank reseal time :mad:
     
  6. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    I gave away about 5 of these at the Nats last year. I'll see if Ihave any more. They are common to lots of VWs.
     
  7. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    Got my engine running well now and it idles great finally - just needed some new spark plugs (the old ones were ancient and black).

    Also Lucky Phil came round and helped me install the new coolant - that is a big job and really needs 2 people to get it right.

    His Go Westy pressurisation gadget was a great help.

    Cleaned up the donk and tidied the wiring.
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    Replaced the fuel filter - that also helped.
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    Love how the back seat folds down too - just a bit high...
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    Brakes seem to be new as well - no wonder they worked well.

    Just need to sort out the central locking issue - it works yet it just wants to keep the doors locked for some reason??
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  8. Luckyphil

    Luckyphil Well-Known Member

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    Rego getting close now Scott, all your hard work will pay off in a great Caravelle. Hey Champagne on beer mans money too which is great.
     
  9. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Phil,

    I never really like Champagne - Id rather a lot of beer - but it has gone together for minimal cost imput - luckily or it would have been parted with the finance minister watching over my spending closely....
     
  10. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    My long range tank and ladder turned up for my syncro and I tried it out on the Caravelle 2wd to see how it fits.

    Its designed for the RHS of the van and just sits on the top and is clamped at the base - no drilling required.

    Holds a 20L jerry can easy.

    I cant find my syncro thread so this will have to do.

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    [​IMG]
     
  11. Ray Hunnam

    Ray Hunnam New Member

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    Scott

    Cleaning up in the garage the other day and came across a box of five door actuators sitting there all lost and forlorn. If you are still having trouble with your new Caravelle doors pmail me. I got then as spares for my old 91 with the Subaru 2.7 motor. Alas I sold her about 12 months ago.

    Ray Hunnam
     
  12. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    I might btake you up on that offer Ray.

    Thanks for the offer.

    Still having trouble despite some work on them.
     
  13. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    Ran out of fuel on a test run the other day too which basically created a blocked injector issue.

    The fuel gauge must be innacurate as it was just above the empty line before the reserve area on the guage when it died going up a hill.

    I fitted a new JK Bosch filter, a Ryco pre-filter Z153 from Repco and some Nulon injector cleaner and it seems good but I havent driven it since - just ran it in the car port.

    Not convinced till I drive it though.

    I have some spare injectors from the original engine to use if required.
     
  14. wirrah

    wirrah Well-Known Member

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    It's about time you changed the thread title isn't it?

    To "Much loved"?
     
  15. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    That ladder and tank is for the syncro not Snowy .... but I do agree she is getting a bit too much love....well a lot more than originally planned.

    Its just too good a kombi to throw away and part out - so it had to be saved.
     
  16. AT501

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    Another one saved. Nice work.
     
  17. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    Cleaned out my fuel tank the other day after running out of fuel I thought it would be a good time for new seals to the tank.

    Managed to get the tank out without jacking up the van or taking any wheels off.

    Look at the crap muck that came out the return line side of the tank:
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    This is the tank with new seals installed and the tank cleaned up:


    Cleaned up the filler neck before reinstation:


    Tank filler cap all cleaned up and reinstalled:


    Tank painted and reinstalled - all still on the ground no wheels off - plus I fitted a fuel pre-filter:


    Took 30 litres of new fuel to get it running again - 10L wouldnt do it!
     
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  18. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    Almost removed the donk from Snowy as it has the death rattle.

    A "new" one is on the way courtesy of lucky Phil - just need to find time to remove it.

    Old donk coming out:
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    Replacement Donk to go in:
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    I got a little side-tracked helping Chucky install this replacement passenger cab door. This is a big job and not for the faint hearted!
     
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  19. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    Got the engine out and on the ground.

    Now stashed safely out of the way - love my trolley jack!
     
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  20. nils

    nils Well-Known Member

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    I have a transmission adaptor for mine that I find really good for VW engines
     

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