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    Posted: 18 March 2018 at 10:05am
Hello all, just bought ourselves a T25 Holdsworth villa 3 :)
Is useable right now but could do with some TLC.
So expect lots of questions about DIYing a van up.
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Greetings and welcome, you will get plenty of help and advice here. Don't worry it's not normally this quiet, everyone must be under their cars and busses getting them ready for summer
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Post Options Post Options   Quote gayle Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 March 2018 at 7:30am
Welcome to the forum barbaricleaf :)
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welcome barbaricleaf    used to have a villa 3 myself     whereabouts are you    
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Hiya, new to the forum so hello!

Can someone recommend me a good VW T2 bus mechanic for an engine-out job to repair the fuel breather hoses? Here's a summary of the problem:

My wife and I have owned a 76 bay bus for about 5 years now. Type 4 engine, Aussie import, injection converted to single carb. It had an abused past as a rental bus down south and was in a bit of a state when we rescued it, so we did a bare metal refit and repaint (PFP in Dalkeith) about 2 years ago. It now looks the business.

Since last autumn we've noticed a worsening fuel vapour smell when going around tight bends or roundabouts with more than half a tank. It's not the filler neck cos we had that redone with the back quarter panel in 2016. I took a look with wee inspection camera and I wonder if the rubber joints on the fuel vapour breathing pipes are perished.

Only way to know for sure is drop engine out and look at the tank & pipes directly. Having spent a lot of cash getting the van back in shape, we really don't want an rolling inferno on our hands (happened to some mates of ours on the M5 a few years ago!)

I'm pretty handy in the engine bay but don't have the space, gear or time to drop the engine myself. We live in Glasgow so asked David Mylett in Thornliebank as he's done some MOT work for us in the past, but he's not taking on any more campervans for the foreseeable.

Can anyone recommend a good mechanic with a decent level of T2 knowledge? Top hit on Google Search is Bedrock Retrodubs in Motherwell - any good?
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An easy but brutal option is to cut an access panel into the floor above the tank, then rivet a patch over the opening. Sounds horrific but done neatly, saves lots of work and gives easy access fot fuel gauge sender also
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Post Options Post Options   Quote gayle Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 April 2018 at 9:35am
Welcome to the forum! Bedrock has been going for a while so they can't be that bad, I honestly have no idea though. The problem you might have is that all the specialists will have long waiting lists currently. Hopefully someone will be able to recommend someone close to you. Also, might be worth posting in the tech advice section, more people may see it. Good luck though :)
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Hi everyone, im new here. Im planning to go to Scotland for some roadtrippin. Hope to get som inspiration on this forum Smile
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Welcome to the forum Erik :)
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Hi all new to the forum from sunny Ayrshire. Just back from a 12 mile shake down run in my 71 type 2 baywindow tintop. Just completed 8 wks work. Was hoping to take her to volksfling last weekend but didn't finish the work in time. Enjoyed going round the stalls & cars on saturday but would have preferred to stay over...... next year!!!

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Welcome to the club :)
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Hi from a newbee in Sunny East Kilbride.
I hope that I will be welcome here with my New Beetle tdi tintop.
Looking forward to attending 4th July meet at Braehead. Let tge cleaning and polishing commence :))
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Greetings, polishing is not a requirement of membership!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote gayle Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 June 2018 at 1:37pm
New beetles are very welcome, we have a few in the club including mine :) please don't clean and Polish too much, you'll show the rest of us up! Welcome to the club :)
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Ok, just a decent wash it is then
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Hello!

I have known of these forums for about a decade but never got round to joining. Visited Volksfling yearly since 2005 and used to be a regular on ScottishVAG. Sadly with the decline in forum use and uptake in yucky things like Facebook it's pretty quiet there.

I've owned all sorts of watercooled VW's and currently have a 6C Polo GTI as my daily ride. Always aspired to have some aircooled in the Garage... we'll see!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote gayle Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 August 2018 at 9:19am
Welcome to the forum! It's much quieter here than farcebook unfortunately but trying to change that :)
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Hi all

Just registered, had the 73 Marathon Beetle since April, mainly for my brother Christopher who just loves the noise. Christopher is blind and always wanted one so I thought, stuff it, only live once. Its car number 5.

Anyways, I came here as Gayle pointed me to getting some help from Ed in Glengarnock. The car drives good but a little hesitant at lower revs so keen to just have a tune and check over.

He might not be able to drive, but he can wash it!:


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Post Options Post Options   Quote gayle Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 August 2018 at 1:22pm
Nice car! :) you can never have too many vehicles, just not enough space! Give Ed a shout and hope to see you at clubnight in it soon :)
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Lovely Car and what a great idea for your Brother!
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