Sunday, February 10, 2013

DW8 engine - Alternator belt


Conversion - Insulation

Ideas from people's experience on the net:
  • Bubble wrap
  • Space Blanket Loft Roll Insulation 

    "Things to think about are weight, will it catch fire easily, how easy would it be to remove if working on body panels at a later date, will it hold moisture and also will it absorb smell, ie cooking etc if using in a camper conversion."

biofuel book

I'm not happy to promote the book here but it can be useful I guess. It's more like I'm archiving the info. Why. I do realise it is a lot of work to gather the infos and put a book together, I've done some of it myself as a graphic designer. The book can be paid for. However this information has more potential than just make us save on our fuel budget. In my opinion it could be made available for free online. That's what the WWW is meant for. (Oh yea but we live in a capitalist world). Anyways it's titled "run your diesel vehicle on bio fuels".

Saturday, February 9, 2013

DW8 engine euro 3 rating

The DW8 is for all intents and purposes an evolution of the XUD9 and is the only Diesel engine in the family not to feature a turbocharger or common-rail direct injection. It has a bore of 82.2 mm and a stroke of 88 mm for a displacement of 1868 cc. It is mainly used in vans such as the Citro├źn Berlingo and Peugeot Partner but can also be found in more affordable versions of the Peugeot 206 and 306. The DW8 was phased out in 2007 as it does not pass Euro IV emissions regulations (it is an Euro III engine[1]). DW8 69 PS (68 hp/51 kW) Dieselcatalyst DW8 B 69 PS (72 hp/53 kW) Dieselcatalyst


DW8 on 206
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French breathalyser news

Car breathalyser fine enforcement delayed in France until March 2013

Friday, February 8, 2013

LDV Pilot van - spare, Replacement Key

LDV - random knowledge on common faults and more

Help! I have an ex Post Office LDV Pilot with an immobiliser.

kingpins!!!!!!! new or pack with grease



LDV is a famous UK van manufacturer, located in the Drews lane area of Wolseley, Birmingham, England. It was a part of the British Leyland/Rover Group empire and was the latter's Freight Rover arm of the Land Rover Group division. It was officially known as LDV Limited after its merger with Leyland Trucks and DAF Trucks in 1987. The company manufactures various panel vans, pick-ups and minibuses. These vehicles are available with various modifications and specifications. The Convoy and Pilot panel vans were amongst the first modified versions of Leyland DAF 400 Series of vehicles. They were produced between 1997 and 2006. The convoy was available as 2.8 tonne, 3.1 tonne and 3.5 tonne variants with load volume capacities of up to 12.9 cubic metres. The pilot was made available in capacities ranging from 2.2 to 2.6 tonnes in a 5.7 cubic metre load area. Both these vans were immensely popular as a minibus and would come as pick-up and fleet based vans. These vans were replaced by an LDV van, the Maxus. Maxus van was launched in 2005 and was awarded the Professional Van and Light Truck Magazine ''Van of the Year 2005'' title. It is available in two wheelbases, three roof heights and a choice of 2.8t, 3.2t and 3.5t GVW. It is being used on fleet basis by companies such as Transco, Royal Mail and various UK police services. The company had also produced a small van named LDV Cub that was produced from 1996 until 2001. It was popular with small businesses such as plumbers, gardeners and electricians. The company also provides services and insurance for LDV Maxus and other LDV cars. 

Big Brother Maxus:

(on LDV Pilot vans) "Rads block, if they overheat it normally wrecks the cylinder head, Rad fan switches fail, kingpins wear out quickly, shock bushes are always wearing out, steering boxes wear and leak, gearboxes can give problems with crunchy gears etc, diff seals leak, wiper linkages wear out and leak water into cab and your forever banging your elbow on the door."