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by Simon Baxter
09 Nov 2020, 17:16
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Jx injection pump alignment
Replies: 15
Views: 755

Re: Jx injection pump alignment

Did the pump rebuild involve a new drive end bush/bearing?
The usual cause of the seal on the nose of the pump leaking is the fact the driveshaft is being pulled to one side by timing belt tension, premature wear on the bush and then the seal leaks.
by Simon Baxter
07 Nov 2020, 15:54
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Jx injection pump alignment
Replies: 15
Views: 755

Re: Jx injection pump alignment

More than likely the Bush in the nose of the pump is worn. Does the pulley look out of alignment to the pump body?
Remove the belt and give the pully a good tug about, see how much movement you have.
by Simon Baxter
08 Sep 2020, 10:20
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: upper wishbone bush spot welds
Replies: 12
Views: 733

Re: upper wishbone bush spot welds

Just be careful welding those, I have no idea what they are coated with but it's nasty! The fumes from spot welding wishbone bushes has taken my breath away on more than one occasion, made my eyes stream and given me some weird sensation in my nose. Lemfoerer seem the worst for it, maybe it's the gr...
by Simon Baxter
30 Jun 2020, 09:29
Forum: Any Other Matters
Topic: M plate and date of manufacture
Replies: 18
Views: 3624

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: 3624

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: 3624

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: 1181

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: 866

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 ou...
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: 1875

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
18 May 2020, 08:49
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fitting Powerflex Bushes To PAS Rack
Replies: 44
Views: 5993

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: 3734

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: 3734

Re: PAS Steering Rack Bushes

:D
by Simon Baxter
11 May 2020, 13:13
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: PAS Steering Rack Bushes
Replies: 30
Views: 3734

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: 816

Re: Jx water pump

I always tend to paste seals up, can't be doing with things coming back, belt and braces.
by Simon Baxter
26 Apr 2020, 11:50
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: PAS Steering Rack Bushes
Replies: 30
Views: 3734

Re: PAS Steering Rack Bushes

Yes, the heritage range is new. When we originally commisioned these I asked for them in black and they said it was possible but too much hassle as they had to basically stop production, clean everything, waste material just to swap the colour. I've jokingly been asking for this for years but in the...