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My White 1990 Caravelle Syncro
04-11-2015, 01:24 PM (This post was last modified: 04-11-2015 07:32 PM by Bruce.)
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RE: My White 1990 Caravelle Syncro
(04-11-2015 09:07 AM)BHM Wrote:  I have ordered from them a lot of times and have always been happy with the products and service. Definitely more expensive but at least you can get what you need. My bay window's fuel sensor failed a few months ago so I ordered one from them and installed it 3 days later. I think it takes longer to get through customs than to actually get it here. Excellent service.

Post some pictures of your bay window please, I'm a big fan.
In 1999 I bought a 20 year old Bay Window in great original condition - it was younger than my Syncro is now.
It was the same age as me - 1979
I couldn't afford to maintain it to the level I wanted to and sold it for R 11 000 Huh
It's now worth around R 60 000.

Was a cool car.

These arrived with the hubcaps.
The missing gutter trim corners.
   
   

Caravelle Syncro 2.3 Andreno 1990
Caravelle Syncro 2.1 Stock Standard
Volksiebus 1.8 1994
Microbus 2.3i 2002
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04-12-2015, 07:55 AM
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RE: My White 1990 Caravelle Syncro
Bernard those insulation screens will not fit your bus as you have a big window. They do work well.
Russel
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04-12-2015, 09:15 AM (This post was last modified: 04-12-2015 09:20 AM by Mark62.)
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RE: My White 1990 Caravelle Syncro
Hi
I got a few bays Tongue

Hi
Bruce
I am also startng with my bus getting ready for the east coast and Lesotho and somme Mozambique aswellBig Grin
must fin bus by end Jun...
also order everything from JK
easy as pie and they got almost everything...


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04-12-2015, 05:09 PM
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(04-12-2015 07:55 AM)Russel Wrote:  Bernard those insulation screens will not fit your bus as you have a big window. They do work well.
Russel

I know. I think it was Xavier that's interested in them.

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04-12-2015, 11:04 PM
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RE: My White 1990 Caravelle Syncro
(04-12-2015 09:15 AM)Mark62 Wrote:  Hi
I got a few bays Tongue

Hi
Bruce
I am also startng with my bus getting ready for the east coast and Lesotho and somme Mozambique aswellBig Grin
must fin bus by end Jun...
also order everything from JK
easy as pie and they got almost everything...

Cool.
You have a great collection!
What do you do with all those bays?

Caravelle Syncro 2.3 Andreno 1990
Caravelle Syncro 2.1 Stock Standard
Volksiebus 1.8 1994
Microbus 2.3i 2002
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04-20-2015, 05:52 PM
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RE: My White 1990 Caravelle Syncro
Gearbox came out today.
It was jumping out of 4th.
Everything actually looking quite decent, way better than I was expecting.
So just new bearings and a new fourth gear for now.

VC getting a refurb as well, going for an aggressive VC and a decoupler.
Here are the pieces on the table.


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04-20-2015, 06:24 PM
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go solid shaft and a decoupler, one less part that can fail

I may be a mechanic, but i can't fix stupid
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
Syncro, syncro , syncro and more syncro, this is the syncro way of life
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04-21-2015, 06:23 PM
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(04-20-2015 06:24 PM)syncromad Wrote:  go solid shaft and a decoupler, one less part that can fail

MMmm...not a bad idea.
But Russel tells me that there are benefits to keeping the VC as a "Sports Coupler."
Basically a Viscous Coupler with a very high viscosity fluid that is almost a solid shaft.


Viskussed Coupler

   

Broken Fourth Gear

       

This shaft has been replaced before
   


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STEYR!
It would be cooler if this branding was on the outside of the vehicle
   

Good to see no damage here.

   

Got some repair work to do here.

   

Caravelle Syncro 2.3 Andreno 1990
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Volksiebus 1.8 1994
Microbus 2.3i 2002
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04-22-2015, 07:03 AM
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RE: My White 1990 Caravelle Syncro
Limer are the Aftermarket crown wheel and pinion, first batch we got were Ok, last few have been terrible, lucky to get 20k km out a set, while it is open replace with an oe cw&p, while you can still get them, i have 2x in stock.

there are advantages and disadvantages to solid shaft and sports VC, advantage of a solid shaft is that it cannot fail.

I may be a mechanic, but i can't fix stupid
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
Syncro, syncro , syncro and more syncro, this is the syncro way of life
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04-23-2015, 07:01 PM
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My gearbox is finally coming out tomorrow after a missed my previous appointment a month ago. Of course I'm curious to know what has failed in mine....

My crown wheel and pinion were replaced by parts purchased from Inter Spares. I think the cw&p where made in Turkey - can't remember now.

Where does Limer come from?

So it could be the pinion bearing as the sound is very similar to the noise I had in 2012 or it could be a failed cw&p.

Should I start praying?
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