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by plonkatronix
Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Why no sump gasket
Replies: 7
Views: 228

Re: Why no sump gasket

No engineering design thoughts added #-o :|

For anyone interested, buy a sheet of gasket paper and make your own. One thing my mother taught me, If you're going to do a job, do it properly!
by plonkatronix
Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Low water sensor.
Replies: 28
Views: 1414

Re: Low water sensor.

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by plonkatronix
Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Low water sensor.
Replies: 28
Views: 1414

Re: Low water sensor.

The sensor that comes with it is not the screw in type, you'll have to adapt it to be one, i bought the other type thinking it would work but didnt, wrong impedance so i used the stainless parts to cover my sensor, fitted on in the back of the head where thre two threaded holes are, and another in p...
by plonkatronix
Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Low water sensor.
Replies: 28
Views: 1414

Re: Low water sensor.

That is a rebranded stc1000 and they are cheaper than that if you search for stc 1000 instead. I have one fitted :D
by plonkatronix
Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Why no sump gasket
Replies: 7
Views: 228

Re: Why no sump gasket

I'm not going to apologise for being seen as negative, it's how my inquisitive brain works... it needs to know the in's and out's of everything. For over 38 years I have been taking things apart to see how it works and how I can make it better (as most things are made with a 'that'll do' attitude) ....
by plonkatronix
Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Why no sump gasket
Replies: 7
Views: 228

Why no sump gasket

Can anyone answer this question? :mrgreen:
by plonkatronix
Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Low water sensor.
Replies: 28
Views: 1414

Re: Low water sensor.

You could in theory use an additional inline smaller bottle at the same level as the original, and fit the sensor to that, and even though I do like the look of the stainless floats (thanks for the link)... but i too agree that the screws method is the best, for up and down detection ;)
by plonkatronix
Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Cabin light in AFT
Replies: 7
Views: 188

Re: Cabin light in AFT

I have a pair of those cob led's... If you're going to mod the light to take them, you will need more metal for a heat sink as they get very hot
by plonkatronix
Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Swap open diff for LSD ?
Replies: 11
Views: 347

Re: Swap open diff for LSD ?

On this subject and for future reference... Are all the 4x4 rear diff's LSD?
Any identity tags/markings?
by plonkatronix
Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Head Gasket removal ancillary bits Help!!
Replies: 46
Views: 1603

Re: Head Gasket removal ancillary bits Help!!

The only reasons i suggest a pressure test is for peace of mind, I recently found weeping alloy components, this is amplified when upto temperature. Call it paranoia, but 99% of my pipe joints have 2 clips on them to make sure, on the inner side the original spring clips (only tight enough if pipe a...
by plonkatronix
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Head Gasket removal ancillary bits Help!!
Replies: 46
Views: 1603

Re: Head Gasket removal ancillary bits Help!!

Glad to hear you're back up and running again, good work. =D> Just to make sure you have no leaks and destroy your work, make something to pressurise the cooling system to 0.9 bar and leave it there for a week... You'll see if you have any issues to deal with, I found a major issue with my thermosta...
by plonkatronix
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Head Gasket removal ancillary bits Help!!
Replies: 46
Views: 1603

Re: Head Gasket removal ancillary bits Help!!

I killed our starter brushes pumping it on the key, new brushes and a referb taught me to use a vacuum suction method to draw it upto the pump first, home made device from a grouting gun on the pipe after the fuel filter did the job, then loosen the metal pipes on the injectors, wrap oily cloth over...
by plonkatronix
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: diesel fuel pump timing
Replies: 2
Views: 214

Re: diesel fuel pump timing

The seemingly official bongo instructions in a nut shell... Align the bottom pulley "second marker" to the position indicator (NOT TDC!), fit your DTI gauge into the back of the pump, and adjust pump angle/adjustment until it says 1.00mm
by plonkatronix
Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: 1996 2.5td 4x4 - Restoration Project
Replies: 312
Views: 50745

Re: 1996 2.5td 4x4 - Restoration Project

I forgot to add this, the secondary coolant alarm (because one is never enough :lol: ) http://perlsol.co.uk/bongo/temp_panel.jpg http://perlsol.co.uk/bongo/temp_sensor.jpg On the right is an stc-1000 temperature alarm (cheap from China) which will switch both fan speeds on (merged using x2 1N4001 di...
by plonkatronix
Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: 1996 2.5td 4x4 - Restoration Project
Replies: 312
Views: 50745

Re: 1996 2.5td 4x4 - Restoration Project

It's good news on the coolant compression test, it has been a week sat pressurised at 0.9bar and after checking this morning, it's still on 0.9 :D As you can appreciate, the cooling system is a cause of paranoia :lol: The weeping thermostat casing will be replaced at some point before it eventually ...