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by badgerfax
16 Jun 2020, 19:14
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: TDi Turbo Drain Torque
Replies: 2
Views: 579

Re: TDi Turbo Drain Torque

Many Thanks Silverbullet for the Torque range, was real worried about over doing it.


Got some grey Dirko so I'll do as you suggest

Have just done Oil change & was hoping to have sorted this pesky leak!

All the best
by badgerfax
16 Jun 2020, 09:27
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: TDi Turbo Drain Torque
Replies: 2
Views: 579

TDi Turbo Drain Torque

Hi All I have a Tdi sump on my gti conversion The sump has a blank plate where the oil drain from the turbo would have gone I have just replaced with new gasket and is still leaking. & worried about over tightening with it being an alloy sump. What is the correct torque for these bolts? having troub...
by badgerfax
21 Aug 2019, 13:24
Forum: Wheels & Tyres
Topic: intermittant brake failure
Replies: 2
Views: 936

intermittant brake failure

Just got back from 2 weeks of trouble free driving in France and approaching Calais ferry terminal I had a skid mark enducing food to the floor, where the F have the brakes gone moment. This happend twice but not on the drive back from Dover. The master cylinder was replaced last year. No loss of fl...
by badgerfax
22 Jul 2018, 11:11
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gear linkage grease confusion
Replies: 1
Views: 741

Gear linkage grease confusion

Hi, Just in the process of process of refurbing the gear linkage & have cleaned up the caked shifter box which had a mixture of solid white gunk and thick grey gunk fouling it. What is the recommended grease for this area and the various bushes. I used standard grease a couple of years ago when I re...
by badgerfax
11 Aug 2017, 11:06
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 4 speed box with 5 speed control
Replies: 3
Views: 958

Re: 4 speed box with 5 speed control

Do you have a 5 speed gear lever and 5 speed linkage bars ? Not sure on the actual gear lever just know the gubbins in the greasy box are 5 speed type mated to a 4 speed box. The van is an 84 and has the main linkages without any bellows/gaitors over the bushes the 2nd gear is a bit of a dog leg ac...
by badgerfax
10 Aug 2017, 21:42
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 4 speed box with 5 speed control
Replies: 3
Views: 958

4 speed box with 5 speed control

I am having difficulty selecting 2nd gear especially since replacing the 2 nylon bushes & the uj in the linkage. I have also renewed the onion. What's odd with my van is that the selector controls are the 5 speed type but the box is a 4 speed that has recently been renovated by Aidan The selector is...
by badgerfax
11 Jul 2017, 20:57
Forum: Any Other Matters
Topic: Recommendations for torque wrench please
Replies: 7
Views: 2178

Re: Recommendations for torque wrench please

Depends on what torques range you need, but Halfords professional are made by Norbar in the UK who make some of the best torque wrenches. I have just had a quick look through the haynes and with the exception of the rear hubs, it would seem as though up to 200nm would do pretty much all the jobs. F...
by badgerfax
11 Jul 2017, 19:56
Forum: Any Other Matters
Topic: Recommendations for torque wrench please
Replies: 7
Views: 2178

Recommendations for torque wrench please

Evening peeps,

I could do with getting a torque wrench, but not knowing anything about them has anyone got any recommendations for one that has a is suitable range for use on our vans.
by badgerfax
05 Jul 2017, 21:16
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Bosch caliper repair kit
Replies: 8
Views: 1626

Re: Bosch caliper repair kit

If you're going to do one you should really do the other if you can. I was surprised how easy the whole thing was Yup, I plan to. I will do the side that was binding last year first ,as I have bought a repair kit with 2 pistons. Will wait to order the rebuild kit for the other side until both sides...
by badgerfax
30 Jun 2017, 07:19
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Is lithium grease ok for steering rack?
Replies: 1
Views: 531

Is lithium grease ok for steering rack?

Whilst swapping out the steering bushes for poly ones I noticed one of the bellows was spit.

Looks like its going to fail its MOT on Monday now :(

Anyhoo, I am reading conflicting info as to what grease to use to smear the rack?

Cheers peeps
by badgerfax
29 Jun 2017, 07:14
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Bosch caliper repair kit
Replies: 8
Views: 1626

Re: Bosch caliper repair kit

Thanks Bigherb I'll have a better look later :ok
by badgerfax
28 Jun 2017, 21:28
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Bosch caliper repair kit
Replies: 8
Views: 1626

Bosch caliper repair kit

I seem to have bosch calipers fitted on my van http://i1306.photobucket.com/albums/s580/badgerfax/20170624_154923_zpseq3z23d5.jpg http://i1306.photobucket.com/albums/s580/badgerfax/20170624_155223%201_zpswspuqtsw.jpg one of them could do with a refurb I am not sure if the standard 2 piston Budweg re...
by badgerfax
21 Jun 2017, 18:58
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Same anti roll bar snapped twice in 4 years
Replies: 1
Views: 481

Same anti roll bar snapped twice in 4 years

Soon after getting this van around 4 years ago It suffered a snapped anti roll bar drop link on the off side, This followed a long hot journey from Kent to North Devon. Today after another long hot journey the exact same side has gone again. The replacement was from Just campers and came in a 2 pack...
by badgerfax
06 Jun 2017, 07:03
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: Deleting the oil filler neck from diesel engine sump on AGG
Replies: 2
Views: 1088

Deleting the oil filler neck from diesel engine sump on AGG

I want to get rid of the oil filler tube from the sump as it sits very close to the alternator belt. As my engine is due an oil change i'd like to get on with it. I need a flange for the job, Anyone know if the EGR delete ones will fit? 038 131 925 Or does anyone have a oil filler gasket handy they ...