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What did you do to your Kombi today?

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

  1. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    I don't think the problem is as bad as I made out it to be but just removing the paint around the ball seat where the nut sits is all that is needed,I've done a set in powder coating but haven't used the wheels yet to find out. Can any one else confirm powder coating can cause problems with wheels?
    Could be like old wife's tail,stories you hear from other people that have had problems.
     
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  2. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Can’t see that it would affect the steering very much, but anytime my wheels have been removed for maintenance, after 30 -50kms of driving, I do re torque the wheel nuts and bolts.

    You may only find one or two, that are not as tight as the others, but I feel it’s worth doing. ;)
     
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  3. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    Never heard of that before ,bare in mind,when you torque up wheel nuts you are doing so on the threads , if worst comes to the worst just sand back that area of the wheel nut seats and that should then give the nuts plenty of grip.
    What you can do is tighten them really hard then release them ,do this a few times before driving that should give them a good bed to tighten them up on.
    Also just keep a check on them ,every 50 or so kls stop and check them.
    happy days mate
     
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  4. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Any paint or coating in the stud hole will wear just from the nut/bolt binding against it :rolleyes: if torqued correctly they shouldn't need checking.
     
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  5. tintop

    tintop Well-Known Member

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    i had a wheel with excessive runout once - when it was on the front the car wandered - okay when on the back (but eventually i chucked it)
     
  6. TeeBee

    TeeBee Well-Known Member

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    @tintop , you'll have to forgive me for not being fully versed with the lingo yet... what does "excessive runout" mean?
     
  7. TeeBee

    TeeBee Well-Known Member

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    Well, I went and checked the tyre pressures. Set them to 40psi (rear) and 35psi (front) as per @chris taylor 's recommendation. And the difference is noticeable! I went for a bit of a drive and the steering seems to be back to the same amount of 'wander' as I've grown accustomed to. Thank goodness for that! I should have mentioned this to you lot before wasting money with my mechanic. ;) Also, there was a lovely old man at the service station who came over for a chat. He used to own a '75 poptop camper and he had the biggest smile on his face looking at my bus. Happy days. :)
     
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  8. tintop

    tintop Well-Known Member

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    when they powdercoated your wheels they probably didn't go back onto the same corners....so your pressures could easily have been mixed up from what you were used to.

    i bought a car with one wheel with excessive lateral runout and replaced many suspension and steering components (might have been necessary anyway) before i rotated the wheels and everything tightened up nicely. i swapped them back to double check

    here's a blurb on runout...

    • Radial runout is where the radius of the tire is not consistent from the wheel midpoint to any point on the rim. Too much radial runout can cause up and down vibrations which means there will be up and down hopping when it spins. Radial run out as well as other wheel and tire malformations can be a cause of bumpy rides and sometimes even collisions.
    • Lateral runout is the amount of sideways motion or the amount of “wobble” in a wheel or tire as it rotates which feels like dynamic imbalance problem.
     
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  9. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    All Good Chris I will find out soon enough when they go onto the double cab when it's finished.
     
  10. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Had a sh*tty pair of tyres once (lateral runout) that were crap on the front but fine on the rear. Very glad to wear the tread off them after mechanic swapped to rear;). No problems on the rear but I guess that's due to more weight at that end. ( & a lack of steering components:p).
    Cheers
     
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  11. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    That's it ,doesn't matter what you do you will never stop it , so don't fight it just go with it ,after a while it becomes natural to just adjust your driving habits to suit the situation.
    Look at it this way if you will, when driving a kombi YOU ARE IN CHARGE :) your are calling the shots, you are saying which way to go, unlike most modern cars that go forward , stop , park , all while your reading the paper. :rolleyes:, looking forward it will probably do that for you too...:eek:, struth, thank god for old cars,:D for us that's old enough to remember ,driving cars used to be fun, and that's why we own Kombis:cool:
     
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  12. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    Best thing ever said x 2 your comments.
     
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  13. PICT

    PICT Active Member

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    Arranged to buy a 5 rib gearbox for my '72 1600, going to be increasing the engine size so thought I might as well get a better box, have also arranged to get some new front seats, Merry Christmas van ;)
     
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  14. paul77

    paul77 Well-Known Member

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    Chris? Are you after the David H emoticon award for BS 2019?:);):(:mad::confused::cool::p:D:eek::oops::rolleyes:o_O
     
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  15. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    Geez ,no mate . im leaving that award for you, im not greedy. hahahahao_O1:)2:rolleyes:3:)4:)5:eek:6:)7:).8..you win
     
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  16. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    Hey Paul, if u r going to Malacoota will look forward to catching up.
     
  17. Wattie

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    Replaced the perished gaiters protecting the air bags on the adjustable rear shocks also the lower spring pads..........all's good.
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  18. Wattie

    Wattie Well-Known Member

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    Went to replace the engine air filter ( left hand taillight box ) and found a problem I didn't know I had, when I modified that area many years ago to accommodate the air cleaner and remote Z9 engine oil filter I omitted to put in a drain back in with the result a build-up of mud ! luckily after a good clean-up no damage or rust :oops:
    Drilled and tapped a 3/8 bsp x 5/8 hose tail with a bit of old heater hose piped to the outside.
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  19. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    Not like you Wattie to miss something as critical as that, but alls well that ends well,
    Hope you and Irene have a great xmas .
    Chris.
     
  20. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Gave it a clean, vacuum and converted it back to the original 8 seater for transporting people over Christmas. ;)

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    So while in the “Kombi Play Time” mode, I got around to fitting a gear stick sleeve which was a very kind Christmas present from a KC T3 brother.

    Before:

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    After: :)

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