Andy’s Syncro Projects — Volkswagen Transporter syncro

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Volkswagen Transporter syncro

Replace Viscous Coupling

removal of propshaft to reduce on front trans. of ‘tight’ VC

spare worn-out VC to send for — thx. to Jake

Dorfbrunnen Garage refurbished VC

VC installation procedure (off-site to ‘photo-diary’ by Syncro-listee)

My own installation

Parts list:

Refurbished Coupler VW pn: 094 409 435

Loctite liquid thinned with alcohol

blue nut-lock

2 litres GL5 gear oil

Parts to renew diff. mountings (if needed):

6 off rubber mounting VW pn:183 199 381 A

5 off M10 penny washer (10.6x65x5) VW pn: 903 371 01

4 off M10x100 bolt

1 off M10x90

5 off M10 Nyloc nut

The stock T3 mirrors are on a ball-joint which is notorious for loose and flopping about. is no ‘detent’ position so if moved, the mirror to its correct position is Syncro 16’s are commonly with a ‘truck-style’ arrangement a larger mirror unit to a D-shaped metal arm supported by at top and bottom. These are available Europe at about £80 but a cheaper alternative is to use units the LT, which are very similar the mirrors themselves are the same number).

Parts list:

LT mirror arms including brackets and plastic gaskets, ‘Just LT’s’ breakers.

LT mirrors, VW pn: 281 857 547 B

Pair plastic bush, VW pn: 281 857 532 A

steel retaining clip, VW pn: 281 857 533 A

2 off stainless steel cap head

2 off M6x20 stainless steel socket head screw

8 off stainless steel c/sunk head screw

8 off M5 steel and insertion tool

12cm 25 x 3mm self-adhesive closed-cell foam

SA and driving lamps

Partly partly cosmetic, the grilles to South-African ‘Microbus’ give a business-like look to the Syncro and set it from regular old camper-vans. Pic 1. Pic 2.


Upper SA grille including trim, badge, H4 lamps. Justkampers

Lower SA Justkampers

2 off double 40A relay ( £1.50 from trade stand at a

Wire, insulated spare sleeving etc.

Saab leather seats

Installing the

Alleged by JK listees to be a simple operation, but after obtaining the it was clear that the Saab were wider apart the existing mountings on the body of the After some deliberations my brother (thanks Ed !), it was realised we could re-mount the Saab on the inside of the seat frame, and ensure they have the spacing to bolt right the VW mountings. The only loss is the height adjuster, which we need as the resulting position of the is about as high as you’d ’em. (Very short shouldn’t consider this Pic 1. Pic 2. Pic 3.

Parts list:

Pair front seats from four-door Saab 9000

2 off control unit for above, wiring loom connector

8 off bolts

8 off M8x20mm screws

16 off M8

26cm. thick-walled steel 8mm internal diameter.

A quantity of plywood

A quantity of black material

Angle-grinder, hacksaw, drill bits, jig-saw, gun and staples etc.

Remove latches and associated wiring

plastic trims and rails seat frames

Remove side rails from frame. 2 star head per side.

Remove drivers rails from seat Angle-grinder required, as height-adjuster is fixed

Fabricate spacers from steel tube w. ID


30mm (measure to get precise

Re-attach rails onto of seat frame using bolts and spacers.

Check with VW rails, adjust length if necessary

Drill 8mm at rear of VW rail, widen toward front at suitable for Saab bolt holes.

M8 nut at front and rear of VW rails, will be held captive by the

Position seat and bolt and rear down through VW using M8x20 screws M8 nut

Wiring the seats

The heating are thermostatically controlled by the special units, using sensors inside the seats. The controls have four positions, off and heat levels, and they the following connections (from a on a Saab Forum):

2: +12V from the fuse box Yellow wire

6: Thermostat Blue wire

7: Illumination White/brown wire

9: Ground Black wire

10: Heating — White/yellow wire


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