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by MrDillon
01 May 2015, 23:07
Forum: how do i
Topic: How Do I... Change the diesel filter
Replies: 7
Views: 1470

Re: How Do I... Change the diesel filter

There's a hand priming button that will help bleed the air out prior to restarting

On mine there's a sensor for the water trap that needs to be removed from the bottom of the old one, and refitted onto the new
by MrDillon
02 Apr 2015, 23:10
Forum: how do i
Topic: Dashboard Removal
Replies: 10
Views: 2645

Re: Dashboard Removal

Hi

I would first remove the central section that houses the cubby drawer thing, and the lower panels on each side, and see if you can get any access from underneath. It's relatively simple and worth a try before you do anything too drastic

Good Luck

MrD
by MrDillon
11 Mar 2015, 00:06
Forum: general chit chat
Topic: Basic questions
Replies: 2
Views: 923

Re: Basic questions

Hi We use a "Traveller annexe" made by Royale with our granvia. We've had it just over six years and it's been with us all over Europe from Portugal to Scotland. Attaches to van with a couple of brass brackets with suction pads, and can be separated and rejoined in 2 minutes flat. It has t...
by MrDillon
10 Mar 2015, 00:18
Forum: how do i
Topic: Rev over run
Replies: 3
Views: 793

Re: Rev over run

I would check the throttle cables and the linkage on the throttle body on the inlet manifold. Give the exposed inner part of the cables a spray with WD40 to clean, and put some grease on them - make sure they move easily in each direction Also check that the pedal returns smartly when foot pressure ...
by MrDillon
05 Mar 2015, 23:48
Forum: how do i
Topic: Clunking Noise
Replies: 1
Views: 573

Re: Clunking Noise

Hi there Is your Granvia 2wd or 4wd? There was something similar described on here recently, which turned out to be worn splines on one of the the front hubs and/or driveshaft on a 4wd model. If it's a 2wd and the noise is definitely coming from the front, I guess you'd be looking for a worn bush in...
by MrDillon
27 Feb 2015, 13:09
Forum: general chit chat
Topic: wheel sizes to fill the arches
Replies: 11
Views: 1520

Re: wheel sizes to fill the arches

Had a quick measure with wheels on the vehicle

Look like 8" wide - offset backspace (inner) measures approx 140mm from inner rim to mounting flange face. Have never had any fouling problems so confident these dimensions are safe

Hope this helps

MrD
by MrDillon
24 Feb 2015, 23:44
Forum: general chit chat
Topic: wheel sizes to fill the arches
Replies: 11
Views: 1520

Re: wheel sizes to fill the arches

The wheels came with the van from Japan - I think they were a factory option, as they are made by JIL who make OE stuff for loads of jap cars and bikes.

I think they are 7J width (might be 6.5) with a moderately negative offset, but I will have a proper measure at the weekend

MrD
by MrDillon
23 Feb 2015, 20:56
Forum: general chit chat
Topic: wheel sizes to fill the arches
Replies: 11
Views: 1520

Re: wheel sizes to fill the arches

I have 225/60 x 16 on mine, and they look really good, but the rolling circumference is essentially unchanged from the standard 70 profile 15 inchers, so speedo accuracy and gearing still fine. 60 profiles are a good compromise of better handling but still give a reasonable ride. I think it's possib...
by MrDillon
02 Feb 2015, 23:13
Forum: general chit chat
Topic: Radiator roller blind.
Replies: 12
Views: 2893

Re: Radiator roller blind.

Hmmm - most interesting

I reckon that must be an aftermarket or option kit.

I changed the radiator on mine, and didn't notice anything like that - but I'm gonna have a closer look though.tp
by MrDillon
07 Jan 2015, 23:59
Forum: general chit chat
Topic: Brake Servo
Replies: 11
Views: 2077

Re: Brake Servo

Does sound like the servo - I've had problems on a Vauxhall with the rear pads sticking in the calipers which made the pedal feel harder (but not excessively). It sounds like your guy has checked all that sort of stuff though. If it were a diesel i would suggest checking the vacuum pump - I've had t...

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