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by garyd
18 Mar 2020, 20:11
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: VW specialist near Bath
Replies: 2
Views: 354

Re: VW specialist near Bath

That's good to know since I am now just north of Wells.
by garyd
01 Nov 2019, 17:17
Forum: Syncro
Topic: billet wheel bearing housings
Replies: 12
Views: 2476

Re: billet wheel bearing housings

Thanks for that, Ian.

At the moment my bearings don't seem to last as much as 10k miles. I'm doing at least one side for each years MOT. Left side this month!
by garyd
31 Oct 2019, 20:11
Forum: Syncro
Topic: billet wheel bearing housings
Replies: 12
Views: 2476

Re: billet wheel bearing housings

Simon,
have you had/got these rear bearings housing in your shop?

My search couldn't find them.
thanks
by garyd
07 Jul 2019, 13:42
Forum: Campers
Topic: Pop-Top Rubber Seal - Sticking to van roof
Replies: 3
Views: 902

Re: Pop-Top Rubber Seal - Sticking to van roof

Thanks for your thoughts, guys. Cleaning the rubber - will only have been water or perhaps a weak mix of car shampoo. Tissue paper - yes probably worth a try to detect any obvious 'gunk'. The edge rubbers are about four years old. The pop top was built in 2015 and first used during the August Bank H...
by garyd
06 Jul 2019, 16:27
Forum: Syncro
Topic: What3words
Replies: 5
Views: 1207

Re: What3words

So, on the syncropendence theme, I reckon that the Lonely Tree is at 'foresight, traders, engaging'.
by garyd
06 Jul 2019, 15:50
Forum: Syncro
Topic: engine
Replies: 6
Views: 1355

Re: engine

OK, I've been running an AGG engine for a lot of years now having done one of the earliest conversions, and I am generally well pleased with it. Yes it doesn't have deep reserves of torque but it does have loads of revs available. That's what the gearbox is for, don't let the engine revs drop to the...
by garyd
06 Jul 2019, 15:16
Forum: Campers
Topic: Pop-Top Rubber Seal - Sticking to van roof
Replies: 3
Views: 902

Pop-Top Rubber Seal - Sticking to van roof

Hi, can anyone offer any proven techniques to prevent the rubber seal around the pop-top from sticking to the van roof when it is not opened for a few weeks? Mine has occasionally been so well stuck that it pulls off the edge of the pop-top instead of lifting with it. I have tried cleaning both the ...
by garyd
26 Jun 2019, 16:23
Forum: Past Events & Meets
Topic: Syncropendance 2019 food theme
Replies: 27
Views: 3617

Re: Syncropendance 2019 food theme

I'll add to the list: Complimentary Ales - Jimsan British Gin - Bucketbabes Pigs 'n Blankets - Air-chilled Porl pies & British cheese - Ralfie Shepherd's Pie - Nickbab Coronation chicken and salad - Bat Selection of seasonal 'select' British produce - Clive and Jenny Beef & veg stew - Garyd Cake - J...
by garyd
30 Apr 2019, 16:43
Forum: Syncro
Topic: Mystery syncro front end noise
Replies: 12
Views: 2184

Re: Mystery syncro front end noise

Can anyone point me to dimensions for the press 'tools' required to press these bottom joints out and in, please? I am assuming that they need to be thick-walled tubes of different diameters.
by garyd
13 Apr 2019, 15:22
Forum: Syncro
Topic: Mystery syncro front end noise
Replies: 12
Views: 2184

Re: Mystery syncro front end noise

Looks like Simon was right. I do have detectable vertical movement when the wheel is lifted as he suggested. Presumably any movement here is a sign of wear - or do new joints also have some play? It would appear to be a significant amount of work to extract the lower arm from everything else and the...
by garyd
13 Apr 2019, 14:05
Forum: Syncro
Topic: Mystery syncro front end noise
Replies: 12
Views: 2184

Re: Mystery syncro front end noise

Thanks for the suggestions, guys. Most, if not all, of the front suspension bushes are relatively new and the top ball joints as well. The only ones not replaced in my ownership (10 years?) are the lower ball joints. I have tried to check these but I will get assistance and use the method suggested ...
by garyd
12 Apr 2019, 16:21
Forum: Syncro
Topic: Mystery syncro front end noise
Replies: 12
Views: 2184

Mystery syncro front end noise

Hi, I wonder if anyone's experience can help me identify the likely source of a mystery noise, please? First off, this is a syncro which was a factory TD and now runs a GTi petrol engine. When I leave home I have around 100m of potholed track before reaching 'reasonable' tarmac. As I trundle out on ...
by garyd
31 Jan 2019, 16:47
Forum: Syncro
Topic: On the road at last
Replies: 22
Views: 5242

Re: On the road at last

What's the history on the propshaft? I had vibration with a supposedly rebuilt shaft. In the end I dismantled the the spigot shaft and bushes behind the rubber donut and found it had not been touched. A good clean, some oil lubrication and reassembly 180* rotated solved the issue. Might be worth a c...
by garyd
31 Jan 2019, 09:50
Forum: Syncro
Topic: Pfff. Here We Go...
Replies: 583
Views: 208445

Re: Pfff. Here We Go...

Most importantly, are you enjoying driving it? Has it turned out as well as you hoped?
by garyd
04 Jan 2019, 21:23
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Reupholstered seats
Replies: 1
Views: 523

Re: Reupholstered seats

I fitted a new cushion into the seat squab of one front 'captains' seat - mainly because the previous owner had broken the door side 'wing' of the cushion, presumably by repeatedly turning and sliding over the edge to drop out the door. Yes, it makes a difference, providing better support. I ended u...