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P0230 may be caused by low battery voltage at fuel pump relay.
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hmm i am getting a RPM readout in the live data. though i have not yet found the fuel rail pressure. however i am not using the good diagnostic kit.
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OK so.

the issue has been fixed. the new flywheel has timing lobes that are too tall for the CPS.. causing the CPS to rub on it. fixed it by packing out the CPS with some washers. and there we go, a running engine!
i did have to clean the magnet fragments from the flywheel though








heres a few more pictures of various fixed and being fixed bits of the van











alarm wiring.. fun




this is the AC compressor i have. its pretty nice as its a variable displacement compressor



this is the rather nasty looking very moisture saturated oil that was in it :/



draining the old oil



hey look its me, and the compressor now home.




have been making a few videos on this project too.. heres the latest 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PowGO1Tigm0

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so this.



i really need to lock the socket set away.

i though for what it takes, ill just completely take off the rear axle. its a rather easy job if you can get your brake pipes off. i hate "crimping" brake flexi hoses but i thought with me replacing them, like it matters. hand brake is a pain to disconnect as you have to undo the 10mm adjusting nut all the way off on the shorter cable to get it off.
Abs sensors are pretty easy.

just ordered myself some bushes, cant seems to get bushes for the anti sway(?) bar, the bar that sits above the rear axle.
my one is pretty rusted and the small bushes at each end are pretty rough.

heres why the axle came off. so i could get under i and clean before treating and painting









theres a video on its way too!
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alright. so heres the pictures of the rust protected finish.

all i can say is its not a very pleasant job chipping, wire brushing and filing away all of the rust.

so i pretty much got everywhere i could back to shiny metal. i then painted everything with a paint that has a built in rust converter and inhibitor (2x coats). i then went over the paint after a few days of drying with a thick brush on underseal. theres a few cavities in that area too that you can get the dynax tube in and give it a good internal coating. stop and prevent any bastard rust in its tracks.














i have the rear axle kinda back in now. i spent most of today cleaning up the coil springs and those 2x bars that slot in above the rear axle. both really rusty. then just cleaning up other bits on the rear axle and painting. this job is 90% waiting for paint to dry and 10% doing the work.

while i was waiting for paint to dry i decided to wire in door pin switches on the rear doors for my newly fitted alarm. now my alarm knows if a back door has been opened. this is good for 2 reasons.. 1, the obvious theft factor. 2, the alarm has an auto lock feature, so if you unlock the vehicle and never open a door it will auto lock the vehicle after a while. all well and good till you unlock the van, throw your keys in the back, the alarm does not know a door has been opened then locks the van via central locking.... then keys locked in back of van... thankfully that will never happen now. phew.

thats all for now...
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so a few days ago in my local scrap yard a dispatch van came in... which had a full after market bulkhead in it. no curves all angles.

all well and good but my van was not on the road.. i still had it up on ramps, with all the brakes disconnected and all of the hand brake components hanging up from yesterdays de-rust and paint-a-thon that i was doing. so hit the ground running when i woke up this morning and checked my facebook to see my local scrappers had this van in.

yesterday i managed to wire brush and de-rust the whole length from wheel to wheel on the drivers side, then repaint rust patches with metal paint (with built in rust converter). it was all dry by this morning so i undersealed the lot then set to rebuilding the hand brake. when that was done i changed the rear brake flexi pipes then bled the brakes.. it was getting on for 3pm by this time and the scrap yard closed at 4pm so the test drive for the van was going to the scrap yard to get the bulkhead..

and it worked flawlessly.

it felt so good. great engine power, nice suspension, corners lovely. real nice.



called into costco on the way back home.

its a shame the van i got the bulkhead was scrapped to be fair. it needed rust repairs but all seemed pretty easy work. just the outer sill needed cutting out and a new bit welding in. the van started and drove quite nice. brakes needed changing on the back as the handbrake was a bit strange maybe stuck adjusters. had the DW8 engine. sadly i dont think they would sell the whole van cheap though. for a car its a minimum of 500.

though i have had some absolute cracking cars from this scrap yard in the past as we all know


so this is the bulkhead. its pretty beefy! kinda a shame that i am going to cut it up a bit for what i have designed.. but oh well..



so the plan is to make it so the drivers seat can fold flat, so i can get access from the back into the front by dropping the seat back should i need to (because i am too lazy to get out and walk around to the drivers door haha)

now i just need to get it in here.. hmm.


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