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My White 1990 Caravelle Syncro
07-16-2015, 06:49 PM
Post: #41
RE: My White 1990 Caravelle Syncro
Adding some new parts and am wondering if they are good enough quality.
Any opinions would be welcome.
Febi Lower Ball Joint
Any Good?
       

Bosch Fuel pump I'm confident is the right thing.    

I'm planning on using this stuff for my C.V. grease...
       

And this for my bearings...
       

I tried to get hold of CV-2 Red Line Oil for my C.V's but can't find a Cape Town Supplier.
Does anyone one the forum have a favourite for C.V and or Bearing Grease?

Thanks!
Bruce

Caravelle Syncro 2.3 Andreno 1990
Caravelle Syncro 2.1 Stock Standard
Volksiebus 1.8 1994
Microbus 2.3i 2002
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07-17-2015, 06:47 AM
Post: #42
RE: My White 1990 Caravelle Syncro
look ok, we also use febi ball joints, keep the fuel pump as a spare, if yours is still ok,

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Bad planning on your part does not make your issue an crisis to me
Bad workmanship by other garages does not entiltle you to better rates at me
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07-17-2015, 10:28 AM
Post: #43
RE: My White 1990 Caravelle Syncro
Thanks Stuart
I got the fuel pump as an extra because you listed it as a thing to have when travelling and my 25 year old one is still working.
Good to know you use febi as well, they look like really good quality.

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07-21-2015, 09:34 PM
Post: #44
RE: My White 1990 Caravelle Syncro
Got some new stuff hoping to remove steering play and squeaky wheel noises.
Meyle is what they had, I've heard mixed reports on the quality - we shall see.
Got FAG rear bearings which is cool.
Spark plugs are what the computer recommended.
   
   
   
   
   
   
Some new tools also to make the job easier.
   
   
   

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Microbus 2.3i 2002
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07-21-2015, 10:26 PM
Post: #45
RE: My White 1990 Caravelle Syncro
Hi Bruce
The de coupler you got from Germany, who did you buy from and price, if you don't mind?
Thanx Rob.
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07-22-2015, 12:29 AM (This post was last modified: 07-22-2015 12:50 AM by Bruce.)
Post: #46
RE: My White 1990 Caravelle Syncro
Sure Rob no problem.
I got it from busshmeide.
Check out their site and wait for it to change to english through google translate.
Just ordered the kit in EUR
They know their stuff and the product quality is second to none but after I had paid ( they do wire transfer only which was a real effort) they then discovered they didn't have all the parts and then only weeks later sent it through -and it is Awesome!!

Russel set it up for me and I'm extremely happy with his work and the product.
Even has an original knob and light.

All in at around R 10 000 including fitment.
I'll have to check the costs with my sister who runs my business and has a very full and accurate file dedicated to unacceptable losses due to the 1990 vw Syncro.

click here for the link to decoupler on online shop

Most often I see them as not available but these guys seem to be.
So that's good.
It's a painful process getting it here and then fitting but when it works life is good again.
Until your bearings start squeaking and your ball joint breaks...

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Caravelle Syncro 2.1 Stock Standard
Volksiebus 1.8 1994
Microbus 2.3i 2002
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07-22-2015, 06:56 AM (This post was last modified: 07-22-2015 06:59 AM by syncromad.)
Post: #47
RE: My White 1990 Caravelle Syncro
Hi Bruce,

don't fit the Meyle front wheel bearings they don't last

stuart

and those spring compressor are going to bend

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07-22-2015, 08:25 AM (This post was last modified: 07-22-2015 08:35 AM by Bruce.)
Post: #48
RE: My White 1990 Caravelle Syncro
Thanks Stuart
Good to know, I'm weary about all the stuff from them, I couldn't find FAG for the front but presume they are actually easy to find if I look a bit harder.

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07-22-2015, 06:50 PM (This post was last modified: 07-22-2015 06:54 PM by robh.)
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RE: My White 1990 Caravelle Syncro
(07-22-2015 12:29 AM)Bruce Wrote:  Sure Rob no problem.
I got it from busshmeide.
Check out their site and wait for it to change to english through google translate.
Just ordered the kit in EUR
They know their stuff and the product quality is second to none but after I had paid ( they do wire transfer only which was a real effort) they then discovered they didn't have all the parts and then only weeks later sent it through -and it is Awesome!!

Russel set it up for me and I'm extremely happy with his work and the product.
Even has an original knob and light.

All in at around R 10 000 including fitment.
Hi Bruce,
Thanx for that, they are the guys I had contacted already, I was a little concerned with the payment options though! I would like to get one over as a friend has an engineering shop and want to see if I can get them made locally, at less than half the price. The big problem is getting one over here!
Thanx for the response, I will follow your route and get from them.
I'll have to check the costs with my sister who runs my business and has a very full and accurate file dedicated to unacceptable losses due to the 1990 vw Syncro.

click here for the link to decoupler on online shop

Most often I see them as not available but these guys seem to be.
So that's good.
It's a painful process getting it here and then fitting but when it works life is good again.
Until your bearings start squeaking and your ball joint breaks...

(07-22-2015 06:50 PM)robh Wrote:  
(07-22-2015 12:29 AM)Bruce Wrote:  Sure Rob no problem.
I got it from busshmeide.
Check out their site and wait for it to change to english through google translate.
Just ordered the kit in EUR
They know their stuff and the product quality is second to none but after I had paid ( they do wire transfer only which was a real effort) they then discovered they didn't have all the parts and then only weeks later sent it through -and it is Awesome!!

Russel set it up for me and I'm extremely happy with his work and the product.
Even has an original knob and light.

All in at around R 10 000 including fitment.
Hi Bruce,
Thanx for that, they are the guys I had contacted already, I was a little concerned with the payment options though! I would like to get one over as a friend has an engineering shop and want to see if I can get them made locally, at less than half the price. The big problem is getting one over here!
Thanx for the response, I will follow your route and get from them.
I'll have to check the costs with my sister who runs my business and has a very full and accurate file dedicated to unacceptable losses due to the 1990 vw Syncro.

click here for the link to decoupler on online shop

Most often I see them as not available but these guys seem to be.
So that's good.
It's a painful process getting it here and then fitting but when it works life is good again.
Until your bearings start squeaking and your ball joint breaks...
Sorry Bruce got mixed up halfway through your message!Wink
I'm busy manufacturing a swing away spare wheel carrier where no bumper cutting is involved, so far so good!
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07-22-2015, 07:15 PM
Post: #50
RE: My White 1990 Caravelle Syncro
(07-22-2015 08:25 AM)Bruce Wrote:  Thanks Stuart
Good to know, I'm weary about all the stuff from them, I couldn't find FAG for the front but presume they are actually easy to find if I look a bit harder.

Bruce also look at the seals. The originals had a 8/13 lip on it. I have the stock number if you do get stuck. I used SKF bearings and they seem fine so far.

Xavier

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