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by silverbullet
Today, 10:26
Forum: Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Porsche cup 1’s
Replies: 16
Views: 1017

Re: Porsche cup 1’s

18's are actually quite good because the rim/bead seating is alongside the top wishbone, so there is not much chance of it rubbing on the tyre sidewall, so it can be mounted quite close (although you need to check on full bump/droop and each lock)
iirc 16" are the worst for this, 17" just about clear.
by silverbullet
Yesterday, 18:27
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: The T3200E thread
Replies: 343
Views: 49885

Re: The T3200E thread

I want it finished too! I lost a full 6 months waiting for the camshaft to be ground, then a problem with the cam drive gear (now resolved) both of which rather took the wind out of my sails, along with the tricky reworking of the inlet manifold and throttle linkage which did take a good bit of slee...
by silverbullet
Yesterday, 17:52
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: The T3200E thread
Replies: 343
Views: 49885

Re: The T3200E thread

Giving serious thought to moving the oil pickup to the middle of the sump and adding hinged "trapdoor" baffles to keep the oil returning to the central compartment at all times (the wbx6 has two pairs of cast-in transverse baffles as well as some bolted-in steel slosh plates) Controlling oil surge i...
by silverbullet
Yesterday, 17:41
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: To flip or not to flip
Replies: 1
Views: 59

Re: To flip or not to flip

Flipped Audi transaxle: cheap, but nasty. Horrible botchery/butchery imho.
Rebuilt 5-speed: costly, but done properly will see you right. 4.14 (29/7) diff should be a joy to drive.
Just my pedantic engineer's take on it.
by silverbullet
02 Aug 2020, 08:03
Forum: Syncro
Topic: Vibration with powerflex
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Re: Vibration with powerflex

Poweflex gearbox mounts have been known to cause vibration problems with otherwise vibe-free waterboxers! As I understand it, the vibration damping properties of polyurethane are very different to that of good old vulcanised rubber. PU might be good for suspension bushes, but not engine mounts it se...
by silverbullet
31 Jul 2020, 16:52
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Heads Off Due To Pressurised Coolant
Replies: 65
Views: 1356

Re: Heads Off Due To Pressurised Coolant

And to what standard do l clean this mating ring area to the sleeves? When l pulled the sleeves out there was loads of black mastic around the base and covering the sealing ring. Is it needed? https://i.imgur.com/bCKoxem.jpg Wire wool, but don't lose any into the engine. Always a challenge if you a...
by silverbullet
31 Jul 2020, 16:45
Forum: Syncro
Topic: How can I completely drain gearbox oil?
Replies: 5
Views: 160

Re: How can I completely drain gearbox oil?

How does the 15 degree rule work when driving off-road? Steep ascents and descents result in sludge being run through the bearings regardless?
A good reason to change the oil regularly, especially after wading.
by silverbullet
31 Jul 2020, 15:59
Forum: Syncro
Topic: Help needed: fuel leak filler pipe seal to tank. Chester
Replies: 11
Views: 259

Re: Help needed: fuel leak filler pipe seal to tank. Chester

Reinzosil is described as highly or very fuel resistant iirc
Its pretty much impervious to everything once cured.
Otherwise it's good old Hylomar (alcohol solvent)
by silverbullet
31 Jul 2020, 06:53
Forum: Syncro
Topic: Help needed: fuel leak filler pipe seal to tank. Chester
Replies: 11
Views: 259

Re: Help needed: fuel leak filler pipe seal to tank. Chester

Should the seal be bonded to the tank or is it fitted dry?
by silverbullet
30 Jul 2020, 18:01
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Heads Off Due To Pressurised Coolant
Replies: 65
Views: 1356

Re: Heads Off Due To Pressurised Coolant

Wasn't there a carb'd 2.1 for certain markets (France?) Something like SP code?
by silverbullet
30 Jul 2020, 17:57
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Bleeding 2.1 wbx cooling system issues.. What the hell is going on!
Replies: 44
Views: 877

Re: Bleeding 2.1 wbx cooling system issues.. What the hell is going on!

Engine needs a sniff test. My money is on a marginal head seal due to corrosion. Just about hangs on at idle but under load it is pressurising the coolant system. Thts why it overflows and get so hot...
by silverbullet
30 Jul 2020, 07:34
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Bleeding 2.1 wbx cooling system issues.. What the hell is going on!
Replies: 44
Views: 877

Re: Bleeding 2.1 wbx cooling system issues.. What the hell is going on!

I dont recommend the no-stat approach as the pump will have no back pressure to work against, so there will be very little coolant flow, if any. By all means remove it and test in boiling water, straight from kettle into a cup. It should open within 20 seconds after the second pour (the first is rar...
by silverbullet
30 Jul 2020, 07:28
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Bleeding 2.1 wbx cooling system issues.. What the hell is going on!
Replies: 44
Views: 877

Re: Bleeding 2.1 wbx cooling system issues.. What the hell is going on!

If a PO has used "barrs leaks" its a great one for clogging the small hoses going up to the bleed rail. I once had this problem, it was the one off the top of the stat cover ans was solid for its entire length. The drilling under the screw was also blocked. Worth checking/replacing.
by silverbullet
29 Jul 2020, 17:45
Forum: Syncro
Topic: Front Diff
Replies: 20
Views: 1018

Re: Front Diff

Start by checking everything that you have undone tomget the diff out and back in.

The thing about drive train noise is the first test drive shows up all the things that you previously ignored or hadnt noticed!
by silverbullet
29 Jul 2020, 15:41
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 2.1 WBX options
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Re: 2.1 WBX options

PS the MV efi/ignition system will happily stand an upgrade to DJ mechanical specs