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Noisy water pipes

Discussion in 'T3 & T4 Tech Help Clinic' started by Barry, May 17, 2019.

  1. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    about 18 months ago my fuel tank needed replacing
    When I got it back from my mechanic the was a mechanical banging noise.
    Finally tracked it down to the water pipes (been replaced to stainless steel) bouncing around.

    I cable tied them to the side and all was well.

    That didn’t seem to be the VWofA preferred method and the noise has come back.

    Before I crawl around under there tomorrow - How are these meant to be fixed ?
     
  2. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    Cable ties. Originals were plastic and didn't rattle.
     
  3. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Tie to anything in particular or just together?
     
  4. Mellow Yellow 74

    Mellow Yellow 74 Active Member

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    The original steel pipes on the 1.9 were fastened to the cross member on the chassis with metal brackets. There are two different brackets (one for just the pipes which goes at the front I think) and one for the pipes and heater hoses (that goes at the back)

    You can buy new ones for the 1.5” pipes here:
    https://campwestfalia.com/product/v...ounting-bracket-set-for-38-mm-1-50-dia-pipes/

    They would be pretty easy to make yourself based on the diagram on the web page.
     
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  5. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Thanks
     
  6. Luckyphil

    Luckyphil Well-Known Member

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    Just use strong cable ties and secure anywhere sturdy and with enough ties to stop movement
     
  7. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Secured it all down and it wasn't the water pipes after all :cool:

    Ended up taking all the junk out of the car and the noise has gone

    Whatever...................
     
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  8. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Crazy local here used to have Peugeot 504’s. He refused to “waste money” going to a mechanic, and used to do all the maintenance himself.

    One day, he couldn’t get one of them to rev, no matter how much tinkering he did, so he conceded and took it to a mechanic.

    After looking around the vehicle and under the bonnet, the mechanic reached down, and removed a pile of debri from under the accelerator pedal, and away it went - problem fixed! :D
     
  9. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Well........ it wasn’t the junk causing the noise.
    The noise soon returned.
    I have spent the last couple of weeks trying to find this noise.
    Reckon I have added a couple of kg’s of cable ties to my van.
    Still making noise.
    Had the steering boots replaced at my mechanics so I got him to check all the suspension again.
    Tight as.
    I pulled seats out and tried all sorts of things.

    Anyway. Last weekend I asked Lloyd (Beerboy) if he would come round and “lend me an ear”

    I had the van up on ramps and we poked and prodded and Lloyd could definitely hear the noise.
    More “could be this” and another drive.
    Nope.
    Repeat.

    Dunno exactly what we touched but the noise has definitely gone.
    We were still playing with the water pipes - again and even though I was certain it was coming from the passenger side.
    So - another drive to make sure and to pick up some Lord Nelso 3 Sheets Pale Ale (nice drop)

    I had a fair bit of driving to do at work today so I took the van and it is back to its quiet self.

    I will take the van again over the next couple of days but I confident all’s good in T3 world
     
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