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Re: Let the build begin

Posted: Mon Mar 29, 2021 9:23 pm
by C Chis
Here, here... ban Chris.... whoever he is :D :D :D

Let the build begin

Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:27 pm
by C Chis
Been a little quiet of late... been MTB’ing in the spring sunshine Image

However, gave the old caddy a wash and fitted some rather nice, bargain priced roof rails and cross bars!

Now she looks like a van Image

Off for a wee drive to see how quiet and aero they really are!

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Re: Let the build begin

Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:43 pm
by the swan fiend
Looks good mate. I put some roof rails on mine a few weeks ago. I can definitely hear a whistle at 60 plus. It’s not too bad though.


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Re: Let the build begin

Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:56 pm
by C Chis
Hi buddy, cheers!

Yip, same here! A very, very slight whistle at about 70mph, nothing at 65mph, result!


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Re: Let the build begin

Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:52 pm
by the swan fiend
Yeah, my whistle is ok. Rattles or whistling is fine when you know the cause. Drives you mad when you don’t!


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Re: Let the build begin

Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:24 pm
by C Chis
Quick update on the wind noise...

Fitted the rubber strips to the channel on the aero bars and now the noise has gone, yay!!! Result!


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Re: Let the build begin

Posted: Mon Apr 26, 2021 8:41 pm
by C Chis
Just a little update, not done anything extra, just been using the van to get to and from the trails whilst the good weather is here, 57 days on the bounce

And a wee update to the to do list...

1. Dukes of Hazard air horns (so ‘70’s)
2. TV/DVD/multimedia unit for the back
3. Interior unlocking button for the side door - diodes here, to be fitted
4. Engine/gearbox upgrade, power, more power... now a live project, on the search for a nice engine or a full donor car
6. TPMS
8. Climatronic upgrade (parts here, to install along with engine upgrade)
9. Heated seats - Touran leather ones fitted, wiring to do at same time as Climatronic upgrade.
10. Respray


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Re: Let the build begin

Posted: Thu May 06, 2021 12:53 pm
by C Chis
So, the van developed a coolant leak last Friday afternoon, turns out it was the bottom radiator hose intermittently coming into contact with the power steering pump and it’s worn a tidy hole in the hose!
I thought I’d cured this issue when I bought the correct hose ( 1.9, bls with air con and hydraulic PS).

So looking at the hose coupling I thought that perhaps I could gently prise it apart and turn the outlet pipe, this i did to see if it would give more clearance around the pulley.
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Seems it does Image result!

Roll on 6 days, new replacement hose arrives, same part number, same supplier, same price even!

And... when compared to the old one with the now rotated coupling they have the same outlet angle, perhaps the first hose was made on a chilled out Friday afternoon before a party weekend?

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Van back up and running with about 30mm of clearance between hose and pulley, result!


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