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Re: 3244

Postby Airthies » Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:02 pm

dumper wrote:My mk8 conversion was a lot easier then the mk3/4/5/&6 with it having not to much tapering of the sides and been longer wider and higher it just gives it a bit more room inside .
As for the add blue it makes it a bit more future proof maybe a good selling point as most people who get a camper tend to keep them a long time
I think you miss understand slightly,
I would not be converting any vans to campers, at the moment there seams to be plenty of folk doing this already. I am only talking of doing the 4x4 conversion which concerns the underside, and requires moving fuel/add-blue tank etc to create room for the larger transmission.
Everything else should be straight forward as the Mk8 shares a similar subframe & suspension system as the Mk7 and Mk6.

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Re: 3244

Postby dumper » Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:22 am

Sorry :oops:
Just a thought I’ve been thinking about putting a LSD in my van do you have any suggestions of where to get one.
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Re: 3244

Postby Airthies » Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:58 am

dumper wrote:Sorry :oops:
Just a thought I’ve been thinking about putting a LSD in my van do you have any suggestions of where to get one.
Cheers
What van have you got?
I'm going to be ordering some diffs for myself and can get LSD air lockers E-lockers depending on the axle.
I'm happy to order more in a bulk order for shipping and can convert your axle if you wish.

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Re: 3244

Postby ned » Sun Apr 19, 2020 12:04 pm

Airthies wrote:
ned wrote:What power have you now with the remap, aye I can concur that once you start 'tinkering' with vehicles they will never be finished, they'll always be something to change/add/remove/alter
Looking good 8) what mpg are you seeing.
I think it was supposed to be around 250ps.
On a good run I can get 23+-1 or a on a good run I can get 18-19

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8) 250 ps at the flywheel or wheels? That's no too bad mpg, I know most of us don't really care about mpg as fuel is tax deductible but it's still interesting to see the difference in mpg between the 2.0, 2.4 and 3.2, there doesn't seem to be that much different, think I get about 32 - 36 so 18 - 23 ain't that bad :P
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Re: 3244

Postby dumper » Sun Apr 19, 2020 12:40 pm

Airthies wrote:
dumper wrote:Sorry :oops:
Just a thought I’ve been thinking about putting a LSD in my van do you have any suggestions of where to get one.
Cheers
What van have you got?
I'm going to be ordering some diffs for myself and can get LSD air lockers E-lockers depending on the axle.
I'm happy to order more in a bulk order for shipping and can convert your axle if you wish.

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The only info is that it’s a 460 2.2 twin wheel 65 plate ex Minibus with a 3.1 axle ratio
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Re: 3244

Postby Airthies » Sun Apr 19, 2020 2:09 pm

ned wrote:
Airthies wrote:
ned wrote:What power have you now with the remap, aye I can concur that once you start 'tinkering' with vehicles they will never be finished, they'll always be something to change/add/remove/alter
Looking good 8) what mpg are you seeing.
I think it was supposed to be around 250ps.
On a good run I can get 23+-1 or a on a good run I can get 18-19

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8) 250 ps at the flywheel or wheels? That's no too bad mpg, I know most of us don't really care about mpg as fuel is tax deductible but it's still interesting to see the difference in mpg between the 2.0, 2.4 and 3.2, there doesn't seem to be that much different, think I get about 32 - 36 so 18 - 23 ain't that bad :P
My old mapped 2.4/115 (~130-140) used to be about 24mpg so I'm happy enough was hoping it would be about the same and reckon it could be with a slight map tweek.
Both permanently at 3.5t

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Re: 3244

Postby Airthies » Sun Apr 19, 2020 2:12 pm

dumper wrote:
Airthies wrote:
dumper wrote:Sorry :oops:
Just a thought I’ve been thinking about putting a LSD in my van do you have any suggestions of where to get one.
Cheers
What van have you got?
I'm going to be ordering some diffs for myself and can get LSD air lockers E-lockers depending on the axle.
I'm happy to order more in a bulk order for shipping and can convert your axle if you wish.

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The only info is that it’s a 460 2.2 twin wheel 65 plate ex Minibus with a 3.1 axle ratio
Cheers
So early Mk8. I've seen a little info on them but not investigated it fully but from what I can gather it shouldn't be to hard to source a diff center for those also. Again not common over here though.
Let me know what you think and I can investigate further.
I do know of a possible axle complete coming into the country but not sure how that's going just now but I think it's a 3.73

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Re: 3244

Postby dumper » Sun Apr 19, 2020 3:08 pm

With mine having only done 32000 mls I’m only looking at putting a lsd in was thinking about changing the ratio but was looking for something in between I have email a couple of company’s that do Motorsport diffs but with cv19 reply’s are a bit slow thanks for the info.
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Re: 3244

Postby Airthies » Mon Apr 20, 2020 1:46 am

So got a little bit done on the RH towing eye but garden gate failure stopped play. But did order some alloy brazing rods and a new propane burner... Stay tuned for more carnage...

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Re: 3244

Postby Airthies » Sun Apr 26, 2020 2:44 pm

A bit more done on the front mods after sorting the gate and other stuff...

Intercooler is roughly in place towing points Finnished and fitted, painted in ford signal yellow
There's quite a difference between a STD van bumper support and the 3.2 despite them looking very similar.
The STD one has its mount plate about a cm deeper so they had to be cut off shorten the bracket and welded back on, the lower mont bolts for the towing eye front holes are in a slightly different position, the steps are further apart, so I've had to chop them off too. Though with the cooler where it is I can't really have the steps anymore. Oh well.
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Need to do a bit more trimming of the bumper support, and make the cooler mounts, then an under tray and a baffle to stop the back of the intercooler getting sprayed with mud from the tires when splashing through site slurry.
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Not totally convinced with the new ones position it's higher off the ground but it's now more vulnerable being right behind the front edge of the bumper. Image

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Re: 3244

Postby andz327 » Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:44 pm

Whats those bits hanging doonImage

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Re: 3244

Postby Airthies » Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:51 pm

andz327 wrote:Whats those bits hanging doonImage

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Bottom mounts of the intercooler which will be getting trimmed Image

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Re: 3244

Postby andz327 » Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:58 pm

Cool, it'll be oot the way as long as it's not below bumper and with protection tray of some sort underneath , unless your rock crawling wae it

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Re: 3244

Postby andz327 » Mon Apr 27, 2020 2:20 am

Make a guard up from ali chequered plate from bumper to sub frame,
If buying tig dont buy the cheap ones mate as they dont have pedal
I can get your ali brackets welded if your needing mucker

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Re: 3244

Postby Airthies » Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:59 am

andz327 wrote:Make a guard up from ali chequered plate from bumper to sub frame,
If buying tig dont buy the cheap ones mate as they dont have pedal
I can get your ali brackets welded if your needing mucker

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Yea was looking at different ones, the R-Tech ones seam to have a good name and support looking at the 160 should do for what I plan to do and just over 1k with the vat, the 200 would be nice but that's another jump up in cost that's hard to justify. Since I've already got my big mig and don't see me doing a phenomenal amount of heavy welding but if making a winch bumper the ability to weld structural (around ½") heavy ALU plate would be nice.

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