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Re: My ex British Gas conversion

Posted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:13 pm
by benc
Hi pal what size leisure battery did you get and what do you hope to run off it? Just lights or other stuff as well.
Im thinking of just having light and a little cool box so for me maybe a 95ah with 100w solar panel.

Re: My ex British Gas conversion

Posted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:51 am
by robblowen
@benc just a little 75ah battery, it'll run lights and sockets for charging and that's about it, I'll have a campsite hookup for near civilisation then I'll look at solar later on down the line. 105ah is a pretty big amount of power what are you planning to run and for how long?

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Re: My ex British Gas conversion

Posted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:04 pm
by benc
I'm the same lights, charging points and maybe a cool box/fridge. I can't see us staying for longer than one or two days without driving somewhere.

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Re: My ex British Gas conversion

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:46 pm
by robblowen
Recon injector fitted and coded, Van's running sound done about 150 miles now. I'm not 100% still, it definitely sounds more clicky than it did before, like bit of diesel knock or a loose injector, so I'm going to have to investigate further this weekend but at least its back on the road for a bit!!! Also picked up a nice cheap Seat Ibiza engine cover from fleebay, which had a VW badge under the Seat one, bonus! Just waiting on the 2 ball heads from TPS.ImageImageImageImage

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Re: My ex British Gas conversion

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:48 pm
by robblowen
Managed to get a couple of hours on the van this afternoon, got the floor board finished off and bolted down properly. Then got the rubber chequer plate cut and in place, just needs gluing but I thought I'd wait till it cools down!Image

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Re: My ex British Gas conversion

Posted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:31 am
by Dan4da
robblowen wrote:Recon injector fitted and coded, Van's running sound done about 150 miles now. I'm not 100% still, it definitely sounds more clicky than it did before, like bit of diesel knock or a loose injector, so I'm going to have to investigate further this weekend but at least its back on the road for a bit!!! Also picked up a nice cheap Seat Ibiza engine cover from fleebay, which had a VW badge under the Seat one, bonus! Just waiting on the 2 ball heads from TPS.ImageImageImageImage

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Did you replace the bolts and the seals when you did the injector??

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Re: My ex British Gas conversion

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:51 am
by robblowen
@Dan4da yes mate, new copper washers, o rings and stretch bolt, swapped the washer that came with the recon for a genuine from tps as it was a loose fit! I've got a feeling it's no.2 on its last legs now it's been disturbed, so I'll pull them both out again tomorrow, more new seals, etc then put both recon units in and see how it goes from there?

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Re: My ex British Gas conversion

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:25 am
by Dan4da
robblowen wrote:@Dan4da yes mate, new copper washers, o rings and stretch bolt, swapped the washer that came with the recon for a genuine from tps as it was a loose fit! I've got a feeling it's no.2 on its last legs now it's been disturbed, so I'll pull them both out again tomorrow, more new seals, etc then put both recon units in and see how it goes from there?

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By Any chance do you have the part numbers for the washers, o ring and bolt??

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Re: My ex British Gas conversion

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:12 am
by robblowen
@Dan4da just pmd you man, thought it would be quicker

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Re: My ex British Gas conversion

Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:58 am
by Dan4da
robblowen wrote:@Dan4da just pmd you man, thought it would be quicker

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Thanks alot dude ImageImageImage

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Re: My ex British Gas conversion

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:41 pm
by robblowen
So after deciding I wasnt happy with the recond injectors, I found a place down near Ipswich selling the updated VDO injectors at a good price, so ordered 4 new ones! Replaced all 4, they came with new copper washers and orings, then got new bolts from tps. Stripped everything out, cleaned all the seats and fitted the new ones, torque to 8nm + 270° it felt like a lot but everything's in and running right. I coded them in and they've done about 300 miles now, feels a lot better. Also got the ball mounts from TPS to fit the engine cover! Just need to sound proof and insulate the bonnet now! ImageImage

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Re: My ex British Gas conversion

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:45 pm
by robblowen
Also finished cutting and shaping the floor, got it fastened down using the 4 lashing eye points, fitted a strip of l track between the rear arches using m8 nutserts. Going to use the for taking the bikes out and also for anchoring the kitchen pod in (when its built!). Starting to look a bit more finished now with less wood/metalwork showing! Just needs a wipe down!Image

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