My ex British Gas conversion

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Re: My ex British Gas conversion

Post by benc » Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:13 pm

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.

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Re: My ex British Gas conversion

Post by robblowen » Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:51 am

@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

Post by benc » Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:04 pm

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

Post by robblowen » Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:46 pm

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

Post by robblowen » Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:48 pm

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

Post by Dan4da » Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:31 am

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

Post by robblowen » Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:51 am

@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

Post by Dan4da » Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:25 am

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

Post by robblowen » Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:12 am

@Dan4da just pmd you man, thought it would be quicker

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Re: My ex British Gas conversion

Post by Dan4da » Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:58 am

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

Post by robblowen » Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:41 pm

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

Post by robblowen » Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:45 pm

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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Re: My ex British Gas conversion

Post by robblowen » Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:28 am

Slow progress as I've been stupidly busy lately! Offside wheel arch boxed in with thicker ply all held together with aluminium angle. Battery strap fastened in place and fuse box mounted. Near side is 1/2 done, I'll get some better pics when I finish it then they'll be ready for carpeting and the split charge kit can be wired in.ImageImageImage

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Re: My ex British Gas conversion

Post by robblowen » Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:46 am

A few more pics with both boxes fastened in place, fuse box and battery wired in ready for carpet and split charge kit.ImageImageImage

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Re: My ex British Gas conversion

Post by BradleyB » Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:49 pm

Great van mate loving the work


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