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by Simon Baxter
30 Jun 2020, 09:29
Forum: Any Other Matters
Topic: M plate and date of manufacture
Replies: 18
Views: 1222

Re: M plate and date of manufacture

Only info on port of entry I've found online is this, no idea what date the list was relevent?
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/in ... tcodes.php
by Simon Baxter
18 Jun 2020, 08:01
Forum: Any Other Matters
Topic: M plate and date of manufacture
Replies: 18
Views: 1222

Re: M plate and date of manufacture

It's Flambeau Plastics now next to Tesco. The building at the port is still there but it's a shadow of it's former self, bit delapidated. I've got some pics and I keep meaning to write a page for the site. Some interesting info here. https://blog.heritagepartscentre.com/blog/2014/04/15/early-vws-cap...
by Simon Baxter
16 Jun 2020, 09:24
Forum: Any Other Matters
Topic: M plate and date of manufacture
Replies: 18
Views: 1222

Re: M plate and date of manufacture

...here they had to line up at the port and get shipped to Lowestoft in batches and then delivered to dealers so 3-4 months makes sense for date after build Not always Lowestoft, a lot came in through Ramsgate and propably other ports too. I've recently been on a bit of a nerdy reconnaissance missi...
by Simon Baxter
12 Jun 2020, 08:20
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: AAZ/ABL injector fuel lines
Replies: 4
Views: 422

Re: AAZ/ABL injector fuel lines

The trouble with AAZ engines is there are a few different sets, I got bored of trying to work out which had what!
Looks like you dropped lucky and got the right one!
I do have a good sample set here on an engine that I hope to send away and get re-made but that won't be till the end of the year.
by Simon Baxter
12 Jun 2020, 08:18
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: coolant pressurization pump / bleed kit
Replies: 2
Views: 289

Re: coolant pressurization pump / bleed kit

Not really required unless you like spending money on things you'll never use. A lot of garages don't even have cooling system pressure test stuff! http://www.brick-yard.co.uk/forum/bleeding-the-cooling-system_topic29710.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Knock yourself out!! That s...
by Simon Baxter
01 Jun 2020, 08:23
Forum: Syncro
Topic: 16" brake discs
Replies: 34
Views: 4771

Re: 16" brake discs

Due on the next order.
https://www.brickwerks.co.uk/brake-disc ... ro-16.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by Simon Baxter
28 May 2020, 08:08
Forum: Syncro
Topic: On the cadge - 251711184c - Boot for T3 Syncro gear linkage
Replies: 3
Views: 506

On the cadge - 251711184c - Boot for T3 Syncro gear linkage

Anyone got one of those rubber boots that fits at the front of a T3 syncro gear linkage? The one that's always hanging in pieces, fits over the front end of the plastic protection tube (drain pipe for want of a better word) for the gear linkage. Supplier interested in making them but struggling to f...
by Simon Baxter
21 May 2020, 14:07
Forum: Syncro
Topic: wheel bearing carriers
Replies: 20
Views: 1180

Re: wheel bearing carriers

T3 Diesel sumps, Trailing arms... all good stuff, doesn't matter where it's made. What does matter that there is a company out there that is willing to make such things at sensible money to keep these vans going. We have very little trouble with JP stuff, great company to deal with, very receptive t...
by Simon Baxter
20 May 2020, 13:23
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake pipes (again). Can you join new copper to old steel?
Replies: 13
Views: 627

Re: Brake pipes (again). Can you join new copper to old steel?

Steel is hard to flare, especially with DIY tools. You ideally need to strip the paint back then anneal the end of the pipe with a blow torch, this will usually ignite the brake fluid and will drip burning brake fluid to the floor or spit flames out of the end of the tube. I wouldn't use compression...
by Simon Baxter
20 May 2020, 12:48
Forum: Syncro
Topic: wheel bearing carriers
Replies: 20
Views: 1180

Re: wheel bearing carriers

Register your interest.
https://www.brickwerks.co.uk/wheel-bear ... -rear.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Sign up for stock notifications and you should get an email when they are available to buy.
Late June, early July I'm told at the moment.
by Simon Baxter
18 May 2020, 08:49
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fitting Powerflex Bushes To PAS Rack
Replies: 44
Views: 2067

Re: Fitting Powerflex Bushes To PAS Rack

We're just waiting fr you to say how much better your steering feels now..
by Simon Baxter
11 May 2020, 19:04
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: PAS Steering Rack Bushes
Replies: 30
Views: 1613

Re: PAS Steering Rack Bushes

Take it you've seen this?
https://vwt25.blog/2016/09/18/powerflex ... mount-kit/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by Simon Baxter
11 May 2020, 18:58
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: PAS Steering Rack Bushes
Replies: 30
Views: 1613

Re: PAS Steering Rack Bushes

:D
by Simon Baxter
11 May 2020, 13:13
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: PAS Steering Rack Bushes
Replies: 30
Views: 1613

Re: PAS Steering Rack Bushes

Stop being a fanny and get it jacked up, on stands and the rack unbolted, you'll be surprised how much them move on the pipes. Worst bit is what condition your PAS pipes are in.. in fairness the front section is usually okay, it's toward the rear where they tend to go. Unbolt the rack and just push ...
by Simon Baxter
26 Apr 2020, 11:53
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Jx water pump
Replies: 4
Views: 283

Re: Jx water pump

I always tend to paste seals up, can't be doing with things coming back, belt and braces.