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by 937carrera
20th September 2018 - 9:53pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Certificate of conformity
Replies: 4
Views: 23

Re: Certificate of conformity

oldtimer wrote:
20th September 2018 - 9:02pm
Not sure its needed on a vehicle over 10 yrs old. https://www.gov.uk/importing-vehicles-into-the-uk
Correct.

If the OP needs help with getting a date correct suffix registration I can help with documentation to prove manufacturing date ;)
by 937carrera
20th September 2018 - 7:39pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Type 4 Rear Door Handles
Replies: 1
Views: 17

Re: Type 4 Rear Door Handles

Gone already - can't be much more than a dozen cars these would fit
by 937carrera
20th September 2018 - 7:39pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: Very original 1972 Variant L (for luxury)
Replies: 2
Views: 42

Re: Very original 1972 Variant L (for luxury)

You might want to include a price :)
by 937carrera
16th September 2018 - 1:16pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Brake Problem
Replies: 20
Views: 132

Re: Brake Problem

gracie wrote:
16th September 2018 - 12:00pm
Many thanks Kai, your comments echo my instincts - off to research my master cylinder options
Why ?

If you are on standard parts, then no reason why the MC wouldn't work properly on your car, assuming it is not faulty.
by 937carrera
13th September 2018 - 11:48pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: which fuse?
Replies: 4
Views: 48

Re: which fuse?

http://home.clara.net/hallvw/wire66tl.htm

Any help? looks like fuse 9 on that year.

Do what Sparkywig has suggested as a quick diagnostic
by 937carrera
13th September 2018 - 8:04am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Brake Problem
Replies: 20
Views: 132

Re: Brake Problem

Having read the first post again I'm getting less convinced by my solution, but it's still a decent diagnostic step. Were you having the same problem before you changed all the brake components ? Once the pedal goes long, does it stay long, or revert to a normal position after applying the brakes, t...
by 937carrera
12th September 2018 - 7:19pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Brake Problem
Replies: 20
Views: 132

Re: Brake Problem

I seem to remember of people having issues with new MC (from Machine 7), but not sure if it was on here or on the T25 site. I have certainly heard tell of new rear drums for the T25 not being round, quite recently. From your description the issue is not one of pressure, it is one of flow. With the c...
by 937carrera
12th September 2018 - 2:59pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Brake Problem
Replies: 20
Views: 132

Re: Brake Problem

That's why I suggested discs knocking the pads back. Seen it with warped discs and rusty hubs behind the brake disc. Thinking about it, with a type 3 it's also probably also possible with a slack / damaged wheel bearing ? Put the car in the air, press the brake pedal to confirm it's good and then sp...
by 937carrera
12th September 2018 - 11:12am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Brake Problem
Replies: 20
Views: 132

Re: Brake Problem

A couple of thoughts: Make sure the hubs are clean and pads are not being knocked back by discs that are out of line. You can remove the old brake fluid without splitting - turn the caliper upside down and use an airline to blow any remaining fluid out of the top nipple. I doubt that's your problem ...
by 937carrera
12th September 2018 - 11:02am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Nato canopy for t3 doka
Replies: 5
Views: 47

Re: Nato canopy for t3 doka

by 937carrera
1st September 2018 - 8:27pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 Type 3.
Replies: 13
Views: 213

Re: 1971 Type 3.

Plugs are 13a, which means max draw of just over 3kw. Kettles are currently about 2kw... proposals to reduce that, like vacuum cleaners.

Sorry to the OP for the thread diversion, at least it was a car related kettle, let's get another update and get back on topic. :thumbsup:
by 937carrera
1st September 2018 - 7:13am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 Type 3.
Replies: 13
Views: 213

Re: 1971 Type 3.

Roughly equivalent to the power of 3 kettles Nah, 20 kettles, 54 * .736 = 39.7 kW. Mid you, when I say kettles I mean pre EU interference kettles before the output becomes limited to "reduce energy consumption". Funny, the water molecules still require the same energy input to raise their temperatu...
by 937carrera
31st August 2018 - 11:09pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 Type 3.
Replies: 13
Views: 213

Re: 1971 Type 3.

Isn't that SAE gross, rather than SAE net ?
by 937carrera
30th August 2018 - 11:56pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Garage sale in Bath 8/9 September
Replies: 61
Views: 626

Re: Garage sale in Bath 8/9 September

I got a lot of extra bits when I bought the 412 fasty from Kieron, interestingly a matching door to a spare I got when I bought the 412LS, I think a few people got together and broke one car & split the bits, some of which are now reunited. We all know how this works, the same parts fail / get damag...
by 937carrera
30th August 2018 - 10:46pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Garage sale in Bath 8/9 September
Replies: 61
Views: 626

Re: Garage sale in Bath 8/9 September

First Type 4 owner goes home with a car full! That was the teaser for me, but as there's a local type 4 involved it doesn't seem to make sense any longer for me to make the very early morning journey as I suspect what will be left will be stuff I won't need like the plastic headlight surrounds. Tho...
by 937carrera
30th August 2018 - 9:52pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Garage sale in Bath 8/9 September
Replies: 61
Views: 626

Re: Garage sale in Bath 8/9 September

Guess I'll change my plans about the 540 mile round trip & not bother coming then. Shame, it would have been a good opportunity to meet people in real life as well.
by 937carrera
30th August 2018 - 7:00pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Upgraded charging on a type 3
Replies: 7
Views: 29

Re: Upgraded charging on a type 3

B&*|^%$y hell, 178 pages of build thread
by 937carrera
30th August 2018 - 6:57pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Upgraded charging on a type 3
Replies: 7
Views: 29

Re: Upgraded charging on a type 3

No speed bumps in Lincs then :)
by 937carrera
30th August 2018 - 6:36pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Upgraded charging on a type 3
Replies: 7
Views: 29

Re: Upgraded charging on a type 3

No, it's just my prejudice against modern / electric cars showing through
by 937carrera
30th August 2018 - 6:31pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Upgraded charging on a type 3
Replies: 7
Views: 29

Re: Upgraded charging on a type 3

I'd like to see him fit that sound system in a Prius and see the range drop :badgrin:
by 937carrera
30th August 2018 - 6:22pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Engine oil
Replies: 6
Views: 110

Re: Engine oil

I've just been through the same discussion over on the T25 forum :) looking at oil pressure at different temperatures and oils. I did a lot of measuring. I looked in my type 4 handbook for the 412LS and was surprised to see that in there they were still recommending single grade oil. I thought that ...
by 937carrera
23rd August 2018 - 10:17pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Engine oil
Replies: 6
Views: 110

Re: Engine oil

Millers make good oils, but you shouldn't be using single grade, 20W50 or 15W50 should be fine.
by 937carrera
20th August 2018 - 12:12am
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Garage sale in Bath 8/9 September
Replies: 61
Views: 626

Re: Garage sale in Bath 8/9 September

It''s a bit of a trek from the north east to the south west, but worth seriously thinking about going
by 937carrera
18th August 2018 - 9:04pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: Case de Fye's autos...
Replies: 330
Views: 66013

Re: Case de Fye's autos...

Bit more ride height and camber required ?

Stiffer springs for slicks too, swapping torsion bars over isn't going to be easy, even if you have them
by 937carrera
14th August 2018 - 10:48pm
Forum: Type 4 Corner
Topic: New Member
Replies: 3
Views: 60

Re: New Member

Welcome on board. We always like photos, I assume your car is blue ??