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My White 1990 Caravelle Syncro
07-15-2016, 07:28 PM
Post: #91
RE: My White 1990 Caravelle Syncro
I love that pic too, the artist's name is MINSK and he's a Syncro owner from the States.

Caravelle Syncro 2.3 Andreno 1990
Caravelle Syncro 2.1 Stock Standard
Volksiebus 1.8 1994
Microbus 2.3i 2002
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07-16-2016, 04:15 AM
Post: #92
RE: My White 1990 Caravelle Syncro
(07-14-2016 10:08 PM)Bruce Wrote:  Got the car back today with the new box fitted.
And VERY VERY HAPPY!!
Thanks Dean.
Smooth,smooth,smooth!!!!!
Should have gone for the Ellermans Box right away, but you live and you learn.
Decoupler no longer leaks but is also not engaging 4x4 so that will be a project for next week.
After driving my 1.8 Kombi for 6 weeks its great to have the Syncro back.
Since I bought it I've...
Installed all new CV's and changed the back ones to Porsche 930.
Fitted a new starter for TDI with adapter plate for the 2.1
Had Andreno rebuild the engine
Added a Busshmeide decoupler
Changed the clutch 3 times
Had the gear box out 5 times
Now fitted reconned Ellerman's box.
Changed the rear main seal twice
Fitted Rhein Rims
Fitted a brand new OEM radiator
Fitted new expansion tank
Put in new cluster with Rev Counter
Added a Westfalia Pop Top Roof
Changed both front bearings and back right bearing.
Rebuilt sliding door with a new sliding mechanism and bearings.
Fitted brand New OEM headlights
New front upper and lower grills
New rear VW badge
Added Autowatch Alarm and immobiliser
Added smokey front indicators
Fitted new steering rack ends
Fitted new air con dryer

And it was an excellent Syncro to start off with... EISH!!
Worth every cent.Big Grin

Wow!
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07-21-2016, 09:27 PM (This post was last modified: 07-21-2016 09:42 PM by Bruce.)
Post: #93
RE: My White 1990 Caravelle Syncro
Since I fixed up my Syncro Cluster the speedo has been way off.
I thought at first that it needed a calibration but then after some reading on the Samba I realised that the Speedo and odometer that I had set back to zero had come out of a 2WD and was reading exactly double.
At 100km/h I was off the clock!
Well I got my Syncro Speedo back in there and I won't be clocking it again anytime soon.
The 2WD says 500 km/h at the bottom centre and the Syncro 1000km/h and there is also a sticker on the back in case you have removed or replaced the front metal facade that also says 500 or 1000.

Also I have found that my Syncro needle never moves around or wobbles but both my 2WD buses have wobbly speedo needles especially at low speeds and I have replaced both the cables and the little cap on the wheel with new ones - I'm thinking now that it could be the way the cable is routed and the angles of the bends.
I don't know.

Caravelle Syncro 2.3 Andreno 1990
Caravelle Syncro 2.1 Stock Standard
Volksiebus 1.8 1994
Microbus 2.3i 2002
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08-28-2016, 10:11 PM
Post: #94
RE: My White 1990 Caravelle Syncro
Got some new stuff from http://www.Brickwerks.co.uk
                               

Caravelle Syncro 2.3 Andreno 1990
Caravelle Syncro 2.1 Stock Standard
Volksiebus 1.8 1994
Microbus 2.3i 2002
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08-29-2016, 09:38 AM
Post: #95
RE: My White 1990 Caravelle Syncro
nice, stuff

I may be a mechanic, but i can't fix stupid
Syncro, syncro , syncro and more syncro, this is the syncro way of life
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08-29-2016, 10:25 AM
Post: #96
RE: My White 1990 Caravelle Syncro
What are those two round things you have in your hand ?
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08-30-2016, 09:42 PM
Post: #97
RE: My White 1990 Caravelle Syncro
Those are VDO Oil Pressure sender units.
They get fitted with this thing https://www.brickwerks.co.uk/brickwerks-...ation-kit/
That I forgot to buy.Confused

Caravelle Syncro 2.3 Andreno 1990
Caravelle Syncro 2.1 Stock Standard
Volksiebus 1.8 1994
Microbus 2.3i 2002
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08-31-2016, 03:52 PM
Post: #98
RE: My White 1990 Caravelle Syncro
You have a PM.
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08-06-2017, 01:29 PM
Post: #99
RE: My White 1990 Caravelle Syncro
New Mirror from Gumtree.
   
   
   

Caravelle Syncro 2.3 Andreno 1990
Caravelle Syncro 2.1 Stock Standard
Volksiebus 1.8 1994
Microbus 2.3i 2002
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