My £500 sdi

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Re: My £500 sdi

Post by Mk2kompressor » Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:36 am

Thanks to d green for a little fitting advice.
I finally bit the bullet and got a 2nd hand injector off ebay for £40, 1 seal kit for £8.
I fitted it all with the tools in the pic Image
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A few primes and it fired 🤣


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Re: My £500 sdi

Post by D green » Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:02 am

Thanks mate but I think you could of done it without me anyway give yourself a big pat on the back always a good feeling from achieving something like that well done


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Re: My £500 sdi

Post by Mk2kompressor » Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:31 pm

D green wrote:Thanks mate but I think you could of done it without me anyway give yourself a big pat on the back always a good feeling from achieving something like that well done Image


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Don’t worry, I won’t blame you “if” it breaks down 🤣

Plenty of white smoke on my test run to the shop but clearing nicely


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Re: My £500 sdi

Post by D green » Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:06 pm

Hahahaha


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Re: My £500 sdi

Post by D green » Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:06 pm

How’s it running now good I hope


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Re: My £500 sdi

Post by Mk2kompressor » Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:14 pm

Definitely drives smoother, still a bit of smoke but I haven’t ran it very far yet.
Vcds says all are below 1 on idle apart from no1 creeps up to 1.1 every now and then


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Re: My £500 sdi

Post by D green » Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:38 pm

May be on its way out that’s why I changed All 4 just to be on the safe side my luck is if it can go wrong it will go wrong lol


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Re: My £500 sdi

Post by Mk2kompressor » Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:46 pm

It will be fine for another 50k
It’s now so smooth on idle


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Re: My £500 sdi

Post by Mk2kompressor » Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:57 pm

Now the van is running perfect 🤞 I’m onto my other little bits to go in!
Leisure batt (auto split charger came today)
Reverse camera, got to drill a hole in the rear badge!
It’s a wide lense so hopefully will cover quite a bit.

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Re: My £500 sdi

Post by Mk2kompressor » Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:10 pm

Also forgot to mention a full bose setup from an s3 has been found, I’m sure the fronts and dash speakers will fit.
I did find some replacement kenwood door speakers but I’ll try these first


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Re: My £500 sdi

Post by Mk2kompressor » Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:01 pm

Updates:
Trimmed the front parcel shelf thing in the olive green mesh.
Finished off the split charger wiring and battery located under the passenger seat.
It flew through the mot too


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Re: My £500 sdi

Post by Ireljo70 » Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:57 am

Glad to her someone is a fishing nut like me. Be interested to see how you have done the bulkhead to fit your rods in. I was thinking of making a box out of plywood and fit in the roof space and then slide the rods in. I have taken the bulkhead out on the passenger side but as yet have not fitted the box. Thought I would get some ideas before doing it.

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Re: My £500 sdi

Post by Mk2kompressor » Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:08 am

I’ve cut the whole section out of the bulkhead and used some rubber trim off eBay for the edge.
My passenger seat goes flat so rods lay on that or fit up in the upper shelf and some small ratchet straps if I’m using full size rods and a passenger.
it will eventually be where my head goes when I sleep in it.
Didn’t intend on using it as a bivvy but handy to have the option
Trouble is I use my scope rods more now and have a Titan t1



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Re: My £500 sdi

Post by jamieprang » Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:57 pm

Hey man.

Love the van work so far. Not bad at all for a budget build.

I'm in the process of upgrading from my mk2 van to a newer shape. I had originally planned on a new new shape but that will take some time so sort the funds and persuade the wife, plus I'm impatient... :lol: :lol:. I came across a 2005 SDi for sale online that's pretty cheap but needs a couple of things sorted. I don't mind changing them myself. How do you find the SDi for power? Plenty, just enough or a bit underwhelming?
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Re: My £500 sdi

Post by Mk2kompressor » Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:04 am

Thanks
It will squawk the fronts if I want it to, plenty enough for round town.
Steady pace on the motorway is fine, especially with the soundproofing, I prefer it over my 56 plate passat lol



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