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What did you do to your Kombi today?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by BrianK, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    Of that you can be sure Mark,
     
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  2. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I’m an easy target Chris !
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  3. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    DON"T forget the earth Mark!
     
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  4. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    Well at least you know that WE take notice of what you say,haha.
     
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  5. 85 Caravelle

    85 Caravelle Member

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    Dropped bus in for new front bearings and new shocks ,pick up after work tomorrow , I'm a bit excited !
     
  6. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Single cab in for a service, gearbox mount replacement, and brake adjustment.

    Found a weeping brake cylinder, so staying over till the new parts arrive.
     
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  7. Gordon D

    Gordon D Active Member

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    Cleaning, cleaning and more cleaning and feel like I've barely made a dint - 2hours to do this?? :eek:
    Gotta make it pretty for the reconstruction though :p
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  8. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Do it once, do it right, to your standard ........ no regrets :cool: ..... stand back & admire what you've done :D;)
     
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  9. Wattie

    Wattie Well-Known Member

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    Smoke detector R.jpg Fitted a smoke detector and fire blanket today:) now Paladin is kitted out with the works i.e. Blazecut and portable dry powder extinguisher plus a breakdown triangle.
    MMMMMMMMM...........hope all this is not a portent of things to come. :eek:..........nahhh I'm a glass full kind of guy.
     
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  10. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    G/Day Geoff, have you had a vision or something , hope you never hear that thing work mate , thats one superb set of wheels you got .
    Chris T
     
  11. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance. Reckon you've got this covered now & will never have to use it/them (Karma being on your side now:D). 5hit only happens when you're not prepared;). Also have the triangle under my back seat used once (ran out of fuel going to Hawks Nest) but have used it lots for others. Nice Planning.
    Cheers
     
  12. Gordon D

    Gordon D Active Member

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    Got the greasiness on again today - separated the drive shafts from the gearbox (why is there ALWAYS one hex head bolt that doesn't want to take the Allen key?
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    Found a gearbox under there so thought "Why not pop that thing out for a while?" ... truth be told it has to come out anyway and was much easier than I thought - and then reunited it with the block so they don't get too much separation anxiety
    [Question for the gurus ... which ribs do you count and therefore, what type of gearbox do I have?]
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    ... and then got some cleaning mojo happening again - looking almost good enough to paint right there :cool::D
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  13. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    The ribs in centre of gear box. Between the two cv connection across the top gearbox. Looks like 6 rib two litre does it have numbers on the side 091 ----
    There are also numbers on the under side also tells you date of month and year it was made.
    P.S You gotta love CV:rolleyes:o_O
     
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  14. Gordon D

    Gordon D Active Member

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  15. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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  16. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    If you have difficulty getting a CV bolt undone and a hex socket hammered in plus vice grips don't work then cutting blade on the grinder.
    Rarely do these seize with rusted threads. Too much grease ;)
    The tension is from head so once its off the shaft unscrews easily.
    If Murphy was having a good day then just slide the CV off and use a stud remover.

    The 12spline bolts are damn near bulletproof.
    Ensure the bolts are tourqued to 25ftlb on install.
     
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  17. Gordon D

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    Thanks gents - will look into those on reinstall. They were all in pretty good condition ... just one was a bit more trouble than expected.
    Yet again, when one can be undone with little/no effort I get worried about previous owners/mechanics efforts for safety :mad:
     
  18. deeksy62

    deeksy62 Active Member

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    What did I do in my Kombi today? Packed it up with camping gear, put the Engel fridge in made the bed, checked the oil, tyres and filled it with fuel............ and then sent my 21 year old daughter and her boyfriend off in it!!
    Bit of a risk, but they will enjoy the drive from Coffs Harbour to Byron Bay and the North Coast.
    So all that work and still didn't get to go away in it.

    Steve
     
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  19. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    With theT3 SC, I had a copy of the receipt from the previous owner for work done by a very reputable VW workshop in Sydney and with the CV's they had burred the cr@p out of the hex slot where the Allen key went ...... doing a T3 CV's is harboured by suspension sub frame & limited space - yeah it's fun on the outboard CV :eek::confused:o_O
     
  20. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Went on delivery, the 3rd time in 4 weeks to this destination.

    Each time it got colder, wetter, icier, and today snowing.

    Add to that, 35kms of the tightest, roughest, windiest gravel road around.

    Didn’t manage 3 degrees at 2pm on site.

    Glad I own workhorses, and not show ponies. ;)

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