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My kingdom for a transponder

We recently purchased a very low mileage secondhand Peugeot Partner Combi. The vehicle is in very good condition and had a full service history. I believe the car, when new, came with one remote control key and one manual key. The remote key had two buttons on it, one to unlock the car and the other to lock it. Through years of use the buttons on the remote key had broken but the previous owner hadn't replaced the key and instead had just taped over the missing buttons.

Don't do this at home

Replacing the water pump on a VW T25 Transporter is a pretty tough job not because it is technically challenging but due to the very restricted access to the major components, pipes and bolts. One of the Allen bolts holding the smaller coolant pipe flange to the pump, for example, could only be given a 1/8th turn before having to take the key out, re-position and turn again. This procedure had to be followed both when taking the bolt out and screwing it back in again.

A tasty snack

I started noticing that there was a screeching noise from the engine bay in our VW T25 campervan when starting the engine. I decided it must be the auxiliary belt needing tightened or replaced. However, I delayed doing anything about it as I had recently looked at the belt when replacing a section of the cooling pipe and it looked fine then. Anyway, even if it needed replacing it wasn't a problem as I had a spare.

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