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by itchyfeet
01 May 2020, 06:53
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Removing a stuck Hydraulic Valve Lifter / Tappet?
Replies: 14
Views: 561

Re: Removing a stuck Hydraulic Valve Lifter / Tappet?

Adjustment 15-9 it's a 2.1 manual but this part is the same as is a lot of it. http://syncrosport.com/info/manual/VW_Transporter_80-92_2-1_Mechanics.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; I like the internal bearing puller idea :ok Going to steal your picture :D you need to replace any b...
by itchyfeet
30 Apr 2020, 12:04
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Changing the rear (pulley end) crankshaft oil seal (DG)
Replies: 11
Views: 620

Re: Changing the rear (pulley end) crankshaft oil seal (DG)

I just use a large screwdriver and brute force, you can punch the seal with a pin punch or screwdriver too to distort it as you can see which helps to break the seal to the block https://itchyfeetuk.files.wordpress.com/2020/04/p1060088.jpg and fitting new... https://itchyfeetuk.files.wordpress.com/2...
by itchyfeet
22 Mar 2020, 20:16
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Early DG - Crankshaft Oil Thrower problem (pulley end)
Replies: 12
Views: 651

Re: Early DG - Crankshaft Oil Thrower problem (pulley end)

A mate of mine has an engineering company with a nice collection of Charmille machines, amongst them - https://www.gfms.com/country_UK/en/Products/EDM/wire-cut-edm/micro-machining/cut-1000.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Should be accurate enough... 8) I drew it as I measured it...
by itchyfeet
22 Mar 2020, 19:08
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Adjusted tappets, now won't start!
Replies: 53
Views: 2662

Re: Adjusted tappets, now won't start!

When you adjust WBX hydraulic tappets with a 2 turn preload as per the manual it won't start ( no compression) for at least a few hours until they have drained back down to equilibrium. Best left overnight and it will be fine. No manual tells you this probably because you are not supposed to do this...
by itchyfeet
22 Mar 2020, 06:02
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Early DG - Crankshaft Oil Thrower problem (pulley end)
Replies: 12
Views: 651

Re: Early DG - Crankshaft Oil Thrower problem (pulley end)

It's a crude piece of engineering. you don't even need it but you may get more oil leaking through a worn seal. Just make one similar. Sad but I wonder how many people nowadays would have the skill set to get anywhere close to make one :? I do and coupd do it at home with simple tools. you could bu...
by itchyfeet
21 Mar 2020, 20:32
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Early DG - Crankshaft Oil Thrower problem (pulley end)
Replies: 12
Views: 651

Re: Early DG - Crankshaft Oil Thrower problem (pulley end)

It's a crude piece of engineering.
you don't even need it but you may get more oil leaking through a worn seal.

Just make one similar.
by itchyfeet
21 Mar 2020, 17:54
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Early DG - Crankshaft Oil Thrower problem (pulley end)
Replies: 12
Views: 651

Re: Early DG - Crankshaft Oil Thrower problem (pulley end)

Righto, got one here and measured for you...

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by itchyfeet
21 Mar 2020, 07:33
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Tips for re-fitting driveshafts
Replies: 8
Views: 496

Re: Tips for re-fitting driveshafts

RogerT wrote:Put a jack or blocks under the swing arm so as to reduce the drive shaft angle?


This^^^^ never had a problem myself but I usually jack from the swing arm.
by itchyfeet
21 Mar 2020, 07:24
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Early DG - Crankshaft Oil Thrower problem (pulley end)
Replies: 12
Views: 651

Re: Early DG - Crankshaft Oil Thrower problem (pulley end)

it's the same early and late , 025105241

You are right I can't see it for sale but can't see why you could not make one from sheet steel, I can measure and draw it up for you later :ok
by itchyfeet
18 Mar 2020, 18:59
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Should I be worried
Replies: 5
Views: 574

Re: Should I be worried

Yes be worried. I just welded my tin top trailing arm, two small holes ( smaller than yours) one above and below the seam in the same place , I opened them up until metal was full thickness, cut a new piece the right shape from 3mm steel, welded it in and ground it back. I also sprayed dinatrol ( wa...
by itchyfeet
17 Mar 2020, 10:46
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Stainless steel Hubcaps?
Replies: 6
Views: 662

Re: Stainless steel Hubcaps?

sarran1955 wrote:
It can be done but you wouldn't want any one to see you.. :roll:

Exactly, had to drive it 200 miles last weekend, I was not happy.
by itchyfeet
17 Mar 2020, 06:14
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Stainless steel Hubcaps?
Replies: 6
Views: 662

Re: Stainless steel Hubcaps?

tobydog wrote:
Is the shortage of Stainless steel hubcaps possibly due to trademark issues?

I think you are right.
by itchyfeet
14 Mar 2020, 20:33
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Crankcase pully
Replies: 5
Views: 437

Re: Crankcase pully

https://www.screwfix.com/p/magnusson-torque-wrench-1-2-x-18/6879v" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; water pump use two spanners on two bolts and one of the bolts will come undone, then refit a longer bolt in that hole so that the pump won't turn and then the other two come loose, same o...
by itchyfeet
14 Mar 2020, 19:02
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Stainless steel Hubcaps?
Replies: 6
Views: 662

Re: Stainless steel Hubcaps?

rollercoaster wrote:Take care,
MichaelWE from here showed me some he bought recently,
"stainless steel" and already rusty!

Stainless steel can go rusty if contaminated with steel, it's easy to do, for example if you are grinding steel and some gets on your stainless it rusts quickly then stains the stainless.