Short Shift Kit

After sorting out the issues with the gear lever and linkage I wanted to install a Short Shift Kit (also know as a Quickshift kit). The kit reduces the gear lever throw by 30%, making gear changes feel much tighter. Several places sell the kit online but I went direct to Si Whitmore at T3volution who makes... Continue Reading →

Rewiring Stereo to Leisure Battery

My investigation into the Zig MC-2000 12V wiring found that the stereo, lighter socket, courtesy lights and clock run off the vehicle (starter) battery. This seems silly considering the van has a 90AH Leisure battery fitted. I want to use the stereo and socket (to charge devices) when camping without worrying whether the van will start the next day. Research A... Continue Reading →

Zig MC-2000 Wiring

The task this week was to get a better understanding of the electrics installed in the van, some of the labels had rubbed off the Zig unit so it was impossible to know what did what. I downloaded the MC-2000 wiring diagram from the VW T25/T3 Autosleeper Info Site, which shows the following: Note: Sir Adventure is... Continue Reading →

Replacing the Fuel Lines

Modern Petrol now includes Ethanol which can eat away at old fuel lines from the inside out. I was unsure of the age of the lines in the van so decided to do a complete overhaul. A fuel leak in the engine bay could lead to a serious fire and not something I want to take any... Continue Reading →

Replacing the Fuel Tank

The task this week was to replace the Fuel Lines, however when inspecting the tank I found a lot of rust so a new one was purchased from Brickwerks. I followed the directions in the Club 80-90 Wiki entry Fuel System tank removal. Draining the Tank First I disconnected the battery by taking off the earth lead,... Continue Reading →

Gearbox Oil Change

After refurbishing the Gear Lever and Linkage I thought i'd change the gearbox oil as I doubt it has been changed since 1991. Just like the other jobs i've completed I simply crawled under the van to do this, it's a tight squeeze but manageable. Shopping list: Comma 80W90 GL-4 Gear Oil 5L (make sure it is GL-4) Oil... Continue Reading →

Gear Linkage Refurbishment

Following on from my post on Gear Lever Refurbishment the intention was to make some slight adjustments to the rear linkage so the lever sits in neutral properly. However, when inspecting the rods it was quite clear that all of the bellows would need replacing as they had perished as well as rust and wear on other... Continue Reading →

Gear Lever Refurbishment

Finding the right gear in Sir Adventure is a bit of chore, there is a lot of play between gears and my knuckles keep hitting the dash. Getting across to 1st gear (left and down on 5 speed gearbox) also requires a good deal of force and it is scraping against something when moving up... Continue Reading →


The task this weekend was to carry out a service, replacing the following: Oil Oil filter Spark plugs Air filter Oil Change For a complete oil change you need 4.5 litres of 15W40 Mineral Oil, a new Oil Filter and a Sump Plug Compression Washer. The Sump Plug is located underneath the engine, it is easily... Continue Reading →

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