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I feel a tdi td debate coming on, but there is no competion between the two drive a MK3 golf 1.9td then drive a MK3 golf tdi the difference is unreal in both performance response and fuel consumption ive had both and were as my TD would only do 5o to 55mpg and 100mph my TDi would do 60 to 65mpg and would cruise at 110mph all day, the reason for this is the fueling ,a normal TD can not really tell how much fuel or boost pressure it needs it just uses pre callibrated calculations no matter what the engine load is, where as a TDi can adjust booth fuel and boost at the same time it changed the way we look at diesels for ever ,to remove all that technology and to replace it with something else is removing the whole reason for fitting a TDi if you want a mechanical pump then just fit a 1.9TD AAZ lump you can easily obtain 100hp out of these but you can easily obtain 140hp from a 1.9TDi thats without even remapping
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What many people also forget in the great diesel debate is that the AAZ (the Umwelt Diesel) was designed to be environmentally friendly with its lower emissions. It was often criticised for poorer fuel economy compared to earlier 1.6TD's and later TDI's. This engine was still available as an option until the late 90's, right alongside a more torquey, powerful and economical 90bhp TDI.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Mar 07 at 19:09

Hello all!

Anyway........

Back to the "RHD - factory or not" matter in hand before the TD/TDI debate wipes it out!

I'm struggling to get my photos onto this post but will keep trying.  I bought my Westy in 2002 from an old boy who bought it new.  He gave me all the literature and receipts he had got over the years so I'll dig it all out and see if its got anything interesting in.  I know there's a UK Joker brochure saying something like "...now Europe's favourite is available in the UK..." and other such stuff, and an options and price list...  

The company who supplied it still exists but the MD wasn't in the country at the time we called (he's the man who would know according to the bloke there who had only been working there for twenty years!) Maybe he will have a definitive answer as he imported them originally, so we will see!!

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Mar 07 at 19:16
ive pm'd you my email address... if you want to send photos, and scans of the paperwork when you get em, I'll upload them somewhere for you.




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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Mar 07 at 19:20

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Feel a bit embarressed!

Got girlfriend to post pics!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Mar 07 at 20:25

Urmmgh, very interesting as 254 suggest,s its also a camper.

Simon and others will be able to read the rest of the numbers.

The interior of mine is the same, same roof/bed system. Which means your van left the factory with a normal roof and then it was cut out later and the pop top put on.

I dont get it, why would you order a RHD drive camper from the factory and cut a hole in the roof. The camper would have been better leaving with a pressed camper roof, on a RHD van, no cutting holes.

Lets wait until some one decryts the codes. LOL

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Mar 07 at 21:12

Its all very confusing!!!!

What I don't understand is that the roof section seems far too "factory", not just a hole chopped in. Its got quality spot and seam welds and the fit is as you would expect from the factory, also the paint is continuous from front to back throughout the van roof section, like it was painted after the roof section was fitted.  I have got to go and see this bloke and FIND THE TRUTH!

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The mosaic joker roof kit contains a reinforcement plate, the one that the roof struts sit on and is riveted all the way round. It is a different colour to your van roof so a hole was cut in your roof. Campers that left the factory had a complete roof from front screen to tail gate and the rear section of this roof is flat not curved like a normal van roof. There bed system is a two part job ours is a three part job. The big plastic thing the rear bed section sits on is to combat the curviture of a normal roof. This means yours and mine did'nt leave the factory as a camper but was converted afterwards.

Can anyone read the codes and advise what they mean.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Mar 07 at 20:23
It would be great to find out the production figures etc. for RHD Westy's, but issue about the roof doesn't necessarily mean it wasn't a Westfalia factory conversion. The roof looks like it was originally a sliding steel sunroof model. It is also not straight forward to convert a T3 from LHD to RHD. In Europe I guess RHD vehicle production is very small compared to LHD. Over the years VW have done odd things to save on production costs, and in some cases eventually retooled and produced RHD panels and parts. Take the MK2 Golf for example, for its first four years of production RHD models had the wipers on the 'wrong' side for us, but the MK1 had previously been available with the appropriate wipers for its country of purchase. MK1 servo brakes - enough said.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Mar 07 at 13:44

OK, here are some pics of mine...

The roof is being cleaned at the moment so the missus won't let me in there, but here are some pics from this morning:

What other pics would people like to see?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Mar 07 at 17:15

Was out pottering about in the camper today, and Andy noticed this, I hope you can see it.

I don't know how many of these Westy's were made, but it appears that this was the first one!!! Ther serial number ends 0001.



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Mar 07 at 18:51
Is that a "GB" there as well?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Mar 07 at 18:54

Originally posted by west20v west20v wrote:

Is that a "GB" there as well?

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Mar 07 at 18:57
What does the GB mean?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Mar 07 at 18:58

could be Great Britain?

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Mar 07 at 18:59

Originally posted by The Weatherman The Weatherman wrote:

What does the GB mean?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Mar 07 at 19:03
I'll have to have a good look at mine, where did you find the plate?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Mar 07 at 19:05
Where the gas bottle is located, but on the outside of the cabinet.
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