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by onecogwonder
11 Dec 2012, 13:31
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Possible crankshaft oilseal leak on 2.1 syncro
Replies: 7
Views: 890

Re: Possible crankshaft oilseal leak on 2.1 syncro

Better late than never! Three causes, none of them were the crankshaft seal! Culprit number one was the oil pressure sensor thingy which was weeping and dripping into the cross member then onto the exhaust, culprit number two was the gasket on the oil return breather block on top of the motor which ...
by onecogwonder
24 Jan 2012, 22:43
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Possible crankshaft oilseal leak on 2.1 syncro
Replies: 7
Views: 890

Re: Possible crankshaft oilseal leak on 2.1 syncro

Thanks chums, one will take a look tomorrow in the daylight!
by onecogwonder
22 Jan 2012, 19:10
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Possible crankshaft oilseal leak on 2.1 syncro
Replies: 7
Views: 890

Re: Possible crankshaft oilseal leak on 2.1 syncro

Hi No its not throwing oil around inside the engine bay, just a steady drip which is coming out of the pulley area and following the crossmember, not sure if it's doing it whilst driving, doesn't do it so much at work where I park on the flat but when I come home up the hill and reverse back down it...
by onecogwonder
22 Jan 2012, 18:00
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Possible crankshaft oilseal leak on 2.1 syncro
Replies: 7
Views: 890

Possible crankshaft oilseal leak on 2.1 syncro

Hi all Just spent a while on the tech archive/wiki but couldn't find the exact answer, the syncro is dumping an egg cup full of oil from the pulley area when I pull up to the house, I am guessing I have a tired oil seal (can't see behind the pulley), my questions are, as a daily driven vehicle I nee...
by onecogwonder
12 Jan 2012, 20:18
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: best new distributor for my Syncro?
Replies: 3
Views: 431

Re: best new distributor for my Syncro?

Thanks, judging by the responses I have had today, these parts are thin on the ground. I've been advised there's no direct replacement so for the moment I'll be modifying my cap with a dremel to get it to sit flat on the dizzy body, cable tieing the bit with the wires on it and hopefully make the cl...
by onecogwonder
11 Jan 2012, 20:18
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: best new distributor for my Syncro?
Replies: 3
Views: 431

best new distributor for my Syncro?

Hi Been looking about for a new distributor for my 2.1 but there doesn't seem to be many options, I'm looking for the best one possible and want to buy all the related gubbins, leads, coil, etc, has anybody fitted a new one that they could recommend? My main problem apart from it being old is that t...
by onecogwonder
07 Mar 2011, 14:04
Forum: Camping & Travelling
Topic: Anybody got a good Uk to Europe ferry price recently?
Replies: 7
Views: 996

Anybody got a good Uk to Europe ferry price recently?

Hi Just trawling through the minefield that is ferry booking for my June 2 week break, UK to Europe and back. Anybody got any great quotes recently for the journey (ports not important). I was considering going Portsmouth to Santander and then slowly coming back and doing the short Roscoff to Plymou...
by onecogwonder
19 Jan 2011, 13:57
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 'Vanagon syndrome???? n do I Have it?
Replies: 28
Views: 10124

Re: 'Vanagon syndrome???? n do I Have it?

I seem to have developed Vanagon Syndrome as well over the past few days on my 1992 2.1 , motor warms up, temp gauge levels out and then the fun begins, lack of power and misfiring which requires some clutch use to pull the wagon through. Not had time (or light) to check everything out but will star...
by onecogwonder
19 Jan 2011, 13:52
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: STAINLESS STEEL EXHAUSTS
Replies: 8
Views: 2045

Re: STAINLESS STEEL EXHAUSTS

check out out of my previous posts, I fitted a VW Speed Shop exhaust, theres a few pro's and con's but overall its not a bad one to fit, just give yourself two or three days if its an engine out job, mine was cos Isnapped all the studs off and had to drill and tap them all out!
by onecogwonder
05 Dec 2010, 21:03
Forum: Syncro
Topic: Rear light cluster types??
Replies: 7
Views: 707

Re: Rear light cluster types??

...so the lenses are effectively the same?
by onecogwonder
05 Dec 2010, 19:31
Forum: Syncro
Topic: Rear light cluster types??
Replies: 7
Views: 707

Rear light cluster types??

Can anybody tell me the difference between ULO and Hella rear light clusters/lenses?
Mart
by onecogwonder
02 Dec 2010, 16:49
Forum: Syncro
Topic: Hand brake cable set urgently needed!
Replies: 6
Views: 683

Re: Hand brake cable set urgently needed!

cool, will do!
by onecogwonder
02 Dec 2010, 15:57
Forum: Syncro
Topic: Hand brake cable set urgently needed!
Replies: 6
Views: 683

Re: Hand brake cable set urgently needed!

Tried calling but the phone just rings out and I'm at work trying to look like I'm not chasing for bits for the van! Will try again when the boss disapears!
by onecogwonder
02 Dec 2010, 15:53
Forum: Syncro
Topic: Hand brake cable set urgently needed!
Replies: 6
Views: 683

Hand brake cable set urgently needed!

Anybody got a hand brake cable set for my '92 Syncro, currently stuck in the workshop as the guy can't get hold of these from any of his contacts?
by onecogwonder
01 Dec 2010, 13:24
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Replacing exhaust system teaser
Replies: 9
Views: 1678

Re: Replacing exhaust system teaser

I had to bring up a few quality points on the vwspeedshop exhaust system, might be worth just checking the kit out before you lay down your hard earned cash for it! The fitting kit wasn’t great, there were two missing bolts, one wrong sized bolt and no washers/spring washers. These are easily picked...