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by Glen
Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:45 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: For Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 2089

For Sale

Well thanks to the British insurance industry it makes little sence for me to keep my ecomatic anymore. Aparently acording to them I live in Greater Manchester (the edge of which must be at least 20 miles away) so my renewal comes out at over £800. They also want me to fit an expencive emobiliser be...
by Glen
Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:07 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: "Rest hand on gearlever to stop engine switching off"
Replies: 4
Views: 3640

Re: "Rest hand on gearlever to stop engine switching off"

I think I've found this feature by accident, it apears its not that well explained. Its not the switch in the gearstick that triggers it, its holding it in 1-2 Neutral, a movement thats probubly slightly more comfortable in a left hand drive; that seems to prevent my car from cutting out. Obveously ...
by Glen
Mon Jul 04, 2011 8:06 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: How many left?
Replies: 8
Views: 8263

How many left?

I've always hurd somehow the DVLA give statistics on what models are still registered, but never found out how to do it. Well thanks to topgear I've found the answer (or perhaps a new site that gives the answer). Which begs the important question, how many ecomatics are there? http://howmanyleft.co....
by Glen
Mon Jul 04, 2011 7:49 pm
Forum: Engine/Ecomatic operation
Topic: Some engine photos
Replies: 0
Views: 3308

Some engine photos

Photos of the distributer pump... http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e224/Glen107/Ecomatic/DSC04831.jpg http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e224/Glen107/Ecomatic/DSC04830.jpg http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e224/Glen107/Ecomatic/DSC04832.jpg Looks like your pritty standard Bosch VE rotary pump withou...
by Glen
Mon Jul 04, 2011 6:27 pm
Forum: Electrical System
Topic: Coolant pump V50
Replies: 3
Views: 9051

Re: Coolant pump V50 (Bosch)

Is £80 the vwspares price? This pump actully started out in the VW parts bin for the T3 Transporter turbo diesel (JX engine), hence the 251 part number. On those it helped shovel coolent about when coolent temprature got over 105°C, sounds alot but its most likely to happen just after shutting down ...
by Glen
Tue May 17, 2011 5:40 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Autotrader
Replies: 4
Views: 6382

Re: Autotrader

The one a couple of months ago must have slipped through my ebay filter then. With 11 owners its surprising this one hasn't apeared more often, it probubly acounts for 50% of ecomatic sales in recent years!
by Glen
Mon May 16, 2011 6:19 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Autotrader
Replies: 4
Views: 6382

Autotrader

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201118386562392/sort/priceasc/usedcars/maximum-age/over_10_years_old/fuel-type/diesel/model/golf/make/volkswagen/radius/1500/page/1/postcode/sk177dn?logcode=p Looks like its had the boy racer treetment, and is that a clutch pedal lurking in the gloom un...
by Glen
Mon May 16, 2011 6:11 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Cooling/preheating system overhaul this weekend
Replies: 4
Views: 5245

Re: Cooling/preheating system overhaul this weekend

Was your electric pump not working before? Are they ment to run all the time the ignition is on, just when the engine is sleeping or dependant on temp? I've noticed that though mine sits at 88degC when driving (gets up to 90 when climbing Winnants Pass flatout for a few minutes (never had the fan co...
by Glen
Sun Apr 17, 2011 11:41 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Hello
Replies: 4
Views: 5257

Re: Hello

Airbags - Depends on market and model I suspect. ETKA seems to list airbags as avalable on all years but in the UK it seems they were standard on all later models after the midlife update (rounded side repeater indicators - 96MY on), not sure when drivers airbag became mandatory in the UK but that m...
by Glen
Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:21 pm
Forum: Electrical System
Topic: Ecomatic instrument cluster
Replies: 1
Views: 3028

Re: Ecomatic instrument cluster

Having had a look inside my clocks, I wonder if its possable to fit a revcounter and digi clock by robbing the bits from a posher model. The PCBs apear to be the same, its just the analogue clock models don't have the contacts soldered to the track/holes where the revcounter instrement goes. I don't...
by Glen
Mon Apr 11, 2011 6:44 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Hello
Replies: 4
Views: 5257

Re: Hello

The space isn't mine I'm afraid, its work which is based from a farmyard. I tend to keep one vehicle there all the time though which is handy, hope they won't compain (I only own the green Land-Rover so its not all mine). Means I can use the workshop after hours and I don't have to finish the job th...
by Glen
Thu Apr 07, 2011 7:12 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Hello
Replies: 4
Views: 5257

Hello

So, this is what I've been bombing round the peak district in over the past 6 months or so... http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e224/Glen107/Ecomatic/DSC00174.jpg http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e224/Glen107/Ecomatic/DSC00173.jpg http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e224/Glen107/Ecomatic/DSC00175.jpg...