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I’m enjoying reading this thread and the pictures are interesting, especially the bespoke fan bracket

I’ve just finished stopping the water gathering in the drivers footwell of my LT28 . The cause of mine was a joint effort of the indicator and corner of the windscreen seal. I made a new seal for the indicator unit out of neoprene self adhesive strip I got on amazon. The old rubber seal that was rebated into the unit had worn away.

The windscreen was a good old rust hole which I removed, treated and filled.

Good luck and keep the updates coming.

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I'll look into it and trust me updates and questions will keep coming.

I have built a few motorbikes and a couple of 4x4 but this is my first camper hahaha
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do rocker switches fit in the standard switch holders???

thinking about upgrading them once i work out what's doing what, i have 6 switches and a light (not sure what that does at all) 

back to investigating i suppose. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote nooberdoober Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Jan 18 at 17:55
just gone back and had a look at the mass of switches you have. I see that the last owner has allowed for a manual on and off for your fuel pump to let you switch it off when you run the LPG. Never seen it done like that before and it makes me wonder if the other switches might not be something to do with other LPG related solenoids.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AndyT Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Jan 18 at 18:16
Doesn't make any sense but you have no idea what they were trying to do.
On an engine with injection you can add a bit of petrol to the gas for more power but I've never heard of it on a carb engine. Would just over fuel surely.
My switch is petrol top, nothing in the middle and lpg bottom, start all year round on lpg but now and again I use petrol to keep it fresh and seals in order.
From petrol I flick the switch to middle wait a few secs and then flick to gas.
One switch does all.
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One of them switches was maybe for that tastefully installed aftermarket fan? Fuel pump switch for aftermarket inline pump? If it's had a new tank perhaps original pump wiring has been interfered with.
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the fan was wired in to one of them, along with something else to the same switch but that goes up towards the transfer box and i can't chase the wire from there, thats one of the switches. 

the fuel pump switch (bottom one) had me confused too i thought it as for the LPG system until i pull it out and there is nothing plugged into it hahaha so its spare. 

the big one for me is the one with tape on to keep it lite. it doesn't do anything visually, the hand book suggest it may be the rear window heater but it doesn't have them. its got 4 wires going in so must do something, i need to just pull the hole dash off and chase them back i think. 

the real prize for me was the light bulb, its for the fog lights, best bit is its got two wires that are just jammed into the fog light switch. at least its mechanically sound so i was told from a garage that didn't spot a fan bunged to the front of an engineLOLLOL

think i just stick to doing it myself from here on in, just need a bigger trolley jack. 




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We've thought about swapping the fixed fan for an aftermarket electric fan on mine. Sounds daft but better make sure you still have the original fan fixed to the crank pulley just incase they had the same idea....I can't imagine why the previous owner on yours felt the need to have both? Our reasoning to potentially swap one for the other was that the fixed fan is running regardless of whether it needs cooling or not, meaning that the engine is having to use lots of it's very limited energy simply turning the fixed fan. 

Sounds like your local mechanics are about as diligent as every so called VW specialist garage I've ever come across locally to me. I get the feeling these days, if they can't plug it into a posh fault reader and get a code that tells them whats wrong with it...then most don't have a clue. Despite how long every single job takes me to do I haven't regretted doing any of it under my own steam and I'm 100% pure novice. 

The main fan is obscured from view inside it's cowling and if your local mechanic didn't spot the bungeed on electric fan hanging off the bottom of yours....i doubt they'd have had the forethought to check anything that thoroughly.


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I'll be checking the main fan but I'm sure I herd it when I was under there the other day.

The worse bit is the garage owner is a mate. But I normally do all my own repairs, this is the 2nd time in 10year I have put a car in for work ( first time was a different garage and they screwed me) I won't be making that mistake again
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Had a quick look, the stock fan is fitted so not sure why they need extra but I'll keep an eye on it

Looks like the other wire is going to a thermostat to control the fan so that can be left in place in case I wan to re fit later on
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote nooberdoober Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Jan 18 at 15:36
odd that the fan is linked to both a manual switch and to a thermostat.
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I have know idea this really isn't my strong point I gate wiring. so from the switch the wires go to a relay,from there to two lines goes off one to the fan one to them top of the engine at the front to what looks like the water system. By the fill bottle. I'll have to take the cover off and have a better look.

This is the relay



Found this all taped into the LPG system think I'll clean that lot out tomorrow. Also random earth's just hanging around.



Right switches

Let me just stick this here cause I'm bond to loose the bit of paper



- So the top is standard ( as far as I can tell) hazard lights
- Next up is the light to tell you the fog lights are on, funny as it doesn't even tell you the head lights are on hahaha.
- Next standard fog light switch
- Under that is the rear spotlight. Dodgy wiring but it does work job for the future.
- the problem switch, still don't know what's going on but it doesn't work now. I chased the wires to behind the fuse box, it's connected to a green wire that goes straight into the loom. So I'll have to consult the haynes and see if I can work it out but doesn't appear to have stopped anything.

Looks like I may have pulled the earth out while looking into its use but still not working now and everything thing seem to be fine. I'm wondering if it is the old rear window heater.



Need to order some proper wire at some point and clear it all out.

Right on with some other stuff

Swapped the twin socket in the dildo to some with USB's easy to do and gives us some more charging spots as everything seem to be USB now's



And they glow blue



I tryed to do the same in the seated area but the sock it older so I need to replace the back too



It does work but just not safe like that



Also did some work on the sink and draining board cover. Need to get some more wrap and get round to painting the actual dildo



Painted baby blue and sanded back to show the wood the other colour is sage green so should look good.





There is a great big list of stuff we have brought to kit the van out and it's all getting in the way so need to look at storage too.

It's keeping me busy at least
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Any ideas what relay lable 63 is for??

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Wow they really did a job on your wiring mate! Hours of fun decoding and chasing for you! I can't find a vw audi relay numbered 63. best just chase it all through. I'd be interested to know what you find.
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My mate came down, he's a little more clued up than me. We still couldn't find what's it for but he gonna come down and we will go through it.

We think it all could be to do with the towage. It has dual sockets which normally is for a caravan so you charge the leisure battery in that while you drive. Maybe the switch was to turn that on. Who knows I'm sure we will get it sorted.

While he was down he dropped me off these





The little ones are to replace the rear light the front bar is to give me a bit more light when needed ( yep I know more wires and switches)

So low mount or high???





Personally I think low as it does interfer with the look.

Another job that need doing is painting the interior





And I finished the last top



Slowly making progress I think
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Cupboard doors are finished now for the rest of it



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That's most of the main cupboards now green. I need to give it a day or two then I'll tape it all off and add the blue. Once I got stuff back in the cupboards and stored away I can get the seated area done.







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Well finally that's that done





Got the TV all mounted, I'll order mifi this week and have that all wired in shortly after.



Also got to replace that fuse box out too

Next jobs will be painting all the front wood and seat bases but that's will wait till after my next trip out init next weekend.



It will slow down a bit now. Still to do ( big jobs) sort curtains out, replace wall fabric, flooring and dye the roof lining and covers for the cushions.

Then I can get on with the outside stuff.


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Just found out the sink tap in the toilet doubles as the shower head, that will keep the wife happy
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Hi Mate, I've enjoyed reading your post, thought I'd make a few points, I've owned and worked on many old Lt's nearly all have the red light flashing when it shouldn't be, it is for the coolent level, i think it's a problem in the dash rather than the sender on tank. Also not seen many that the windscreen seal doesn't leak. This will rot out you windscreen suround if left. If you take the windscreen out, it's better to cut the rubber from inside and buy a new one, as your probably break it getting it out otherwise. The oil pressure gadge is after market, the Lt just has a buzzer in the dash for no oil pressure. Also I'm considering removing the viscous fan on mine for electric, you gain mpg and small amount of power, but also as in Italy once the rubber came off around the fan on my old fan breaking the fan and sending a blade through the radiator. I managed to remove the rad and roll up the damaged tubes in rad and solder them with a blow torch and plumbing solder from a near by diy store. I recently broken my old van and still have a fuse board if you need it.
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