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by aknapper
02 Oct 2020, 15:04
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine oil leak / weep
Replies: 9
Views: 280

Re: Engine oil leak / weep

Nope as filter was put in be vwmechanicdave.  
by aknapper
01 Oct 2020, 12:11
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine oil leak / weep
Replies: 9
Views: 280

Re: Engine oil leak / weep

yup oil filter tight
by aknapper
30 Sep 2020, 12:50
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine oil leak / weep
Replies: 9
Views: 280

Re: Engine oil leak / weep

Thanks Tony and Scottie - I'll have a look at the breather tower and check the bolts.  
Oil filter and sump screw are both dry.
I'll do my best on degreasing and see if this helps to pinpoint it.
by aknapper
30 Sep 2020, 08:07
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine oil leak / weep
Replies: 9
Views: 280

Re: Engine oil leak / weep

Big fat dripImagesImageImage
by aknapper
29 Sep 2020, 14:59
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fitting new brake discs
Replies: 8
Views: 238

Re: Fitting new brake discs

I did the front disc protectors and rear back plates in August as the front had rotted away and the back were very rusty.  Right pain to get off until I bought an impact wrench from Screwfix.  I did zinc rust protect and then repaint the disc protectors to give them as long as chance as possible to ...
by aknapper
29 Sep 2020, 14:43
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine oil leak / weep
Replies: 9
Views: 280

Engine oil leak / weep

Looking for some advice.  My 1.9 petrol WBX engine is running great.  But it has a wee oil leak / drip / weep that I can't diagnose.  It 'seems' to be coming from  underneath the general area nearest the back bumper - under the alternator.  I just can't see into that area very well and my vwmechanic...
by aknapper
21 Sep 2020, 12:59
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Jumping out of gear
Replies: 5
Views: 365

Re: Jumping out of gear

Might be a thought to look at your gearbox bushing?  If it is still original rubber then it's likely perished and allowing a lot of movement.  Not sure this would pop you out of gear? I had at least an inch or more of play in my stick shift due to my gearbox bushing allowing the travel.  I replaced ...
by aknapper
21 Sep 2020, 12:55
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Check your Brake Pipes!
Replies: 3
Views: 379

Re: Check your Brake Pipes!

MOT pass last week.  VWDavemechanic did the final rear brake adjustments.  Apparently I installed the ARB upsidedown last year after renewing the bushings...oops!  (mind you he didn't catch that last year...) Some slight play in rear nearside bearing.  Maybe do both rear bearings next year. Only thi...
by aknapper
21 Sep 2020, 12:45
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Replacing the radiator
Replies: 3
Views: 254

Re: Replacing the radiator

Took the van on a run up to Loch Lubnaig for a wild swim.  Was slightly worried to see that the temp gauge needle was barely out of the white section...eventually moved up to 1/3.  So that's a big change from always showing about 3/5.  I'm not exactly sure why it is farther to the left now - it was ...
by aknapper
21 Sep 2020, 12:41
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rear Trailing Arm 2 piece Poly bush
Replies: 24
Views: 4308

Re: Rear Trailing Arm 2 piece Poly bush

Fitted powerflex to the Gearbox mount.  Very easy to install (once I had refurbished and painted the mount).  Very pleased.  I used to get about an inch of play prior and now it is gone and gearbox is nice and solid.  Happily recommend.
by aknapper
21 Sep 2020, 12:27
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Replacing cooling pipes
Replies: 21
Views: 849

Re: Replacing cooling pipes

Some good instruction videos and manuals for overhauling the pierburg  https://siradventure.files.wordpress.com/2017/09/pierburg-2e3-maintenance-and-repair.pdf .  New seal kit isn't expensive.  To be honest I can't remember if you can access the ...wait - yes you can access the wee cone shaped fuel ...
by aknapper
21 Sep 2020, 12:21
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Spare wheel cover removal
Replies: 6
Views: 158

Re: Spare wheel cover removal

I had no problem with the cotter pins.  But getting the mounts out of their holders was a right pain in the a$$.  A lot of plusgas needed as they were rusted in.  I eventually used a hammer to whack and release and then pull out.  Took longer than expected.
by aknapper
17 Sep 2020, 08:24
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Replacing cooling pipes
Replies: 21
Views: 849

Re: Replacing cooling pipes

https://i.imgur.com/p2Yppb2.jpg https://i.imgur.com/zG5qAv8.jpg https://i.imgur.com/LNKoBw0.jpg Running lean really shouldn't affect coolant temperature? Maybe it's a thought to replace your radiator?  I know it's yet more money, but I did it last month and I am very pleased with the results.  Mine...
by aknapper
17 Sep 2020, 08:16
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rear brake replacement - adjustments
Replies: 5
Views: 284

Re: Rear brake replacement - adjustments

Hey Rolf - that was exactly the problem.  Backer plates not quite round enough and drum rubbing on them.  I took the easy way out and got vwmechanicdave to sort out the issue, adjust the rear brakes and tighten up the slack in the hand brake.  He said he just had to wiggle/bend them to get them to s...
by aknapper
07 Sep 2020, 14:45
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rear brake replacement - adjustments
Replies: 5
Views: 284

Re: Rear brake replacement - adjustments

I seem to have the following problems now with the rear brakes: 1.  I've had to back off the tensioner to get the drum to fit and now the park brake travels up to it's last setting 2. More problematic is that the drum is rubbing against the new brake backing plate :x I'm wondering if anyone has put ...