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Old 10-12-10, 22:10
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One too many Jamex spring questions, so its time for a FAQ section. I have got to go out but will have a think what to put here and all suggestions are welcome. I will update the first post as i think of things and suggestions are made, links to relavent threads would also be really good

Thanks in advance for the suggestions and lets keep this thread for T4's eh

1 - Are a certain brand of springs beginning with 'J' any good? In short no they are not unless you have a empty van all the time. There are plenty of other very reasonable makes which are much better and not a lot more .

2 - My 1.9td crank is wobbling around should i worry about it? 100% Yes! You need to get it looked at before the woodruff key shears on the sprocket and causes major damage.

2 - Will these alloy wheels fit? There is no definative answer to this but a general rule of thumb is most things can be made to fit so long as the PCD (pitch circle diameter) is 5x112. If in doubt and you dont find the answers post away!

3 - Which engine is best? Depends on what you are using the van for. If you need loads of torque for towing the 2.5tdi is best otherwise the 1.9td/d and 2.4d are all very capable. 1.9td is very tunable and easy to maintain and the 2.4d can have a low pressure turbo added to get some more bhp. The 1.9d is not tunable.

4 - Can i fit a 1.9tdi engine to my TD van? YES! Loads of us have done it and you can use any 1Z/AHU/AFN code engine but try to get a complete donor vehicle with the engine mounted across the engine bay otherwise you will have to fabricate engine mounts. Read the threads in the TDi conversion database before considering taking the job on.

5 - On my T4 the central air vents only chuck out cold air not hot!!! Is this normal? This is normal, don't panic they are not broken, only vans with air conditioning use the centre vents for heat. Believe it or not its a feature and a useful one at that.

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Please dont think i'm knocking the newbies, we all have to start somewhere and hopefully this thread will help at a glance
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Old 10-12-10, 23:23
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You need to add:

Q - On my T4 the central air vents only chuck out cold air not hot!!!

A - This is normal, don't panic they are not broken


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Old 10-12-10, 23:26
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You need to add:

Q - On my T4 the central air vents only chuck out cold air not hot!!!

A - This is normal, don't panic they are not broken


Nice one mate
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Old 10-12-10, 23:31
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Old 11-12-10, 08:23
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Makes me laugh that the only input i have had is from a 5.1 owner (nice one Daskx). Obviously you lot think this is a bad idea then? Lets get some more suggestions going, dont be shy!
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Hows about a list of insurance companys Jim?
Its a good idea mate
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Old 11-12-10, 08:40
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how do i post pics...........


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Old 11-12-10, 08:52
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How do I search old threads/posts

You also going to add links?
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Old 11-12-10, 08:57
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Makes me laugh that the only input i have had is from a 5.1 owner.........
I'm just sulking because you didn't include the far superior petrol options

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1 - Are J4mex springs any good? In short no.....
I'm sure J4mex will be thrilled with that

Gucken Gemien In Friesan Grun........ Mit Nieder

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