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  • Originally posted by Ross.b View Post
    I do love a Panel Van…

    Looks cracking, and rolling coal….
    It’s not in the best nick really but it’s half presentable. It gets absolutely battered all the time in every way, body, engine, chassis when towing heavy shit etc. I just love it though.

    I’ll get pics or even better a vid of it rolling coal at some point. I’m torn between getting it back on the rollers now as it is or after I’ve had time to make sense of the timing device/dynamic advance.


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    • Go on Tommy. Go and get it on the dyno.

      We’re all sat here waiting to see what 22pdi translates into Bhp.

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      • Originally posted by TommyP View Post

        It’s not in the best nick really but it’s half presentable. It gets absolutely battered all the time in every way, body, engine, chassis when towing heavy shit etc. I just love it though.

        I’ll get pics or even better a vid of it rolling coal at some point. I’m torn between getting it back on the rollers now as it is or after I’ve had time to make sense of the timing device/dynamic advance.


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        Looking forward to seeing that mate....

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        • On way back tonight the van lost power and then it came back in waves but with diesel advance clatter - then died. Nearly starts again but clattery and dies. The IP belt and pulleys are drenched in oil from the rocker leak so I think it’s just jumped a tooth. No biggie……. I hope….


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          • Not the crankshaft timing belt then? So thats not too bad? Or am I being a thick?

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            • Originally posted by TommyP View Post
              On way back tonight the van lost power and then it came back in waves but with diesel advance clatter - then died. Nearly starts again but clattery and dies. The IP belt and pulleys are drenched in oil from the rocker leak so I think it’s just jumped a tooth. No biggie……. I hope….


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              Fingers crossed for you. I've known two vans of mine (work vans) to be a tooth out with no damage.
              Me cago en la madre que te parió!

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              • He be fine.Different belt for the injection on the 2.4/2.5 .

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                • Ah thought so. Phew. Lucky then

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                  • Originally posted by frenchdna View Post
                    Ah thought so. Phew. Lucky then
                    Especially with all the he's put into it.

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                    • Not sure yet, taking today off to sort her out. I’ll check the IP timing first to see if it’s just that belt and then the engine timing to rule out a dodgy tensioner or something that end. Either isn’t a big deal to sort out and I’ll hopefully have it going again this morning so I can get back and get the camper going subject to injector arrival.


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                      • How'd you get on Thomas?

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                        • New belt on and timed up to the same as before (+1.15) and it won’t run, doesn’t even try. It’ll go with easy start and I checked the timing and I’m pretty sure it’s spot on. The pump head is producing lift on the dti but I suspect something more sinister is going on inside. Maybe something went tits up inside, locking the pump and stripping the belt which looks to be about the same amount of teeth missing that would be in contact with one of the pulleys:

                          Just in case, I’ve found another Volvo pump and cheap as fuck too which I’ll pick up tomorrow. It’s £110 and comes with a Volvo turbo and manifold which is already sold to another member so the pump will cost me £55. Bargain!


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                          • Oh and to add insult to injury, on the way to pick up the new belt in the scirocco (the only one of our 4 motors that was running) the clutch cable snapped and the AA had to tow it home!!!!

                            I’m so busy I’ve sent the golf to a mate for the rack to be changed and the clutch cable is due in today.


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