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by JSR-69
8th November 2019 - 10:13pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 411 sedan handling?
Replies: 23
Views: 867

Re: 411 sedan handling?

The VW book says 18psi on the fronts and the understeer is heroic at that. I run mine at 24psi and it's transformed the handling. I would agree that 20 year old tyres would be the problem.

Judi R
by JSR-69
16th August 2019 - 11:48pm
Forum: Type 4 Corner
Topic: 411 opening front 1/4 lights.
Replies: 5
Views: 3222

Re: 411 opening front 1/4 lights.

Quarter lights were an option for the 411/412.

Judi R
by JSR-69
13th August 2019 - 4:22pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: New owner of a 412LE Variant
Replies: 7
Views: 686

Re: New owner of a 412LE Variant

Yes the brakes take a bit of getting used to. But, as David says, with a good clean through and fresh fluid properly bled, they will stop you when you need them to.

Judi R
by JSR-69
8th July 2019 - 4:12pm
Forum: Events Diary
Topic: Manchester event 21 July 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 602

Re: Manchester event 21 July 2019

That link is marked private and I can't see it.

Judi
by JSR-69
25th June 2019 - 5:51pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Windscreen Washer Connections
Replies: 9
Views: 556

Re: Windscreen Washer Connections

Thanks, David, I believe we've cracked it!

In English: 'B' = Bottle, 'D' = Delivery, perhaps?

Judi
by JSR-69
24th June 2019 - 3:52pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Windscreen Washer Connections
Replies: 9
Views: 556

Re: Windscreen Washer Connections

On my steering column the spigots are one above the other, with 'B' below 'D'.

Judi
by JSR-69
24th June 2019 - 10:46am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Windscreen Washer Connections
Replies: 9
Views: 556

Re: Windscreen Washer Connections

Thanks, David, 'Drück' is certainly a good start, to give me total confidence I'd like to know what the 'B' might be. I have the diagram but it doesn't give me any confidence about picking which spigot is which.

Judi R
by JSR-69
20th June 2019 - 11:10pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Windscreen Washer Connections
Replies: 9
Views: 556

Windscreen Washer Connections

I am trying to reconnect the washer pipes to the column wash/wiper switch for my 412 and I cannot work out which pipe goes on which spigot. They are marked 'D' and 'B' and I was expecting a simple German equivalent of 'Bottle' and 'Screen' or 'Jets' but I'm stumped. Can anyone help, please?

Judi
by JSR-69
21st March 2019 - 4:22pm
Forum: Type 4 Corner
Topic: Fresh Air Grill
Replies: 5
Views: 1175

Re: Fresh Air Grill

That depends on how high you need to go. From the pictures I took at the time, it seems to blend into the upper scuttle, so you'll need to cut out the bad metal and put back what you need.
by JSR-69
14th March 2019 - 11:19am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Rain getting in!
Replies: 15
Views: 811

Re: Rain getting in!

The box doesn't need to be rusty to let the rain through. If the drain hole is blocked then rain water will accumulate and overflow through the fan. You need to take the fan off (a couple of screws once you've removed the air hoses) and poke the debris out of the drain hole.

Judi
by JSR-69
10th March 2019 - 4:11pm
Forum: Type 4 Corner
Topic: Fresh Air Grill
Replies: 5
Views: 1175

Re: Fresh Air Grill

The fresh air box is a rust trap, I repaired mine as shown here.

Judi R
by JSR-69
22nd May 2018 - 11:33am
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: MOT Changes, May 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1398

Re: MOT Changes, May 2018

This is a potential minefield! On Sunday I retaxed my KG and, after the system couldn't find a current MoT, it said that since the car was more than 40 years old, it might be eligible for MoT Exemption. If I believed that it was substantially original then I just had to tick the box and - hey presto...
by JSR-69
30th March 2018 - 12:27pm
Forum: Type 4 Corner
Topic: 412 le cux ,,,L passes mot
Replies: 8
Views: 1567

Re: 412 le cux ,,,L passes mot

pmacs49 wrote:
28th March 2018 - 6:24pm
Taxed it tonight as well, tax is from march 1st but its free so who cares...
That's an advantage because it means that you'll be able to tax it again next year without panicking about getting the MoT done first.

Judi R
by JSR-69
18th March 2018 - 11:32am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Ignition timing, advance & retard - how it works
Replies: 1
Views: 530

Re: Ignition timing, advance & retard - how it works

A very comprehensive and useful contribution. I have captured that as a Word document for future reference.

Judi R
by JSR-69
7th March 2018 - 4:40pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Auxiliary Heater
Replies: 6
Views: 523

Re: Auxiliary Heater

There's an online manual for the heater at Type4.org here: https://www.type4.org/manuals/ba4/index.html

Judi R
by JSR-69
16th November 2017 - 5:15pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Brake switch
Replies: 7
Views: 631

Re: Brake switch

If you have a dash warning light then you need 3-pin switches on both parts of the master cylinder. There's a wiring diagram in the Haynes manual which explains all.

Judi R
by JSR-69
29th August 2017 - 4:36pm
Forum: Events Diary
Topic: 2018 marks 50 years of the Type 4
Replies: 9
Views: 1647

Re: 2018 marks 50 years of the Type 4

That gives me a target to aim for!

Judi
by JSR-69
4th July 2017 - 3:39pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Auto box failure
Replies: 9
Views: 912

Re: Auto box failure

... I understand its usually a consequence of the plates partly drying out after a period of non use and fragments coming off that can block the valve body affecting pressures. How long a period of non use is involved here? I haven't moved my 412 auto for a couple of months or so and I had noticed ...
by JSR-69
24th March 2017 - 1:49pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Instrument Panel Illuminations
Replies: 5
Views: 656

Re: Instrument Panel Illuminations

Just a thought ... depending on the year, the light switch has a dimmer action for the instrument lights. You do have this turned clockwise ... don't you???
by JSR-69
17th March 2017 - 4:22pm
Forum: Type 4 Corner
Topic: 1973 type 4 412 lowering?
Replies: 4
Views: 960

Re: 1973 type 4 412 lowering?

I have a spare pair of original front springs and I'd be happy to do a swap! If you're interested, PM me (click the button below).

Judi R
by JSR-69
11th October 2016 - 1:12pm
Forum: Type 4 Corner
Topic: Daily driver?
Replies: 1
Views: 641

Re: Daily driver?

I use my 412 Variant as my main car ... it's actually the only roadworthy car I currently have. Having said that, I live in a smallish village and don't use it every day ... probably once or twice a fortnight. I shall be driving to Peterborough this weekend which is a 4-hour round trip on a good day...
by JSR-69
23rd August 2016 - 12:23pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Brake problems
Replies: 23
Views: 2060

Re: Brake problems

The absolute length isn't important. You need to set 1mm or so free play so that the master cylinder is not preloaded at rest.

Judi R
by JSR-69
4th June 2016 - 4:28pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: IS THIS POSSIBLE?!?!?
Replies: 4
Views: 721

Re: IS THIS POSSIBLE?!?!?

Anything is possible if you're prepared to invest the effort, the time and the money! It wouldn't make it sensible, though!

Judi R
by JSR-69
15th May 2016 - 11:26pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: How many left?
Replies: 4
Views: 803

Re: How many left?

I am guilty of scrapping VYJ45M, a 4-door LS Fastback that I bought in Scotland. The amount of salt used on the roads there wasn't kind and it was "as rotten as an egg" underneath. It lives on in spirit in my project ... it donated the rear door frames ...

Judi R
by JSR-69
2nd May 2016 - 7:57pm
Forum: Events Diary
Topic: Stanford Hall?
Replies: 59
Views: 6153

Re: Stanford Hall?

George, your photos are not visible! They must be in a restricted directory.

Judi R