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by maxstu
Yesterday, 16:20
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: A Numpty and his 2.1 Project
Replies: 70
Views: 3334

Re: A Numpty and his 2.1 Project

You may end up twisting the crankshaft? Just a thought... Time to get inventive with a length of right angle bar and bolts. Utilise the two holes in pulley and the front lifting eye bolt. Or the engine stand. Stand on one engine stand lower arm and get a helper to crank with minimum 3/4 drive and sc...
by maxstu
09 Sep 2020, 17:43
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: I messed something up - Can't use Leisure battery.
Replies: 14
Views: 257

Re: I messed something up - Can't use Leisure battery.

Gingermagic wrote: 06 Sep 2020, 23:02 Wow,
That was quick Mochi! :-)
 

Mochi! :rofl couldnt resist it. :run
by maxstu
09 Sep 2020, 14:12
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: A Numpty and his 2.1 Project
Replies: 70
Views: 3334

Re: A Numpty and his 2.1 Project

If you are lucky (very lucky) to snaffle a used handbuilt VW/Subaru exhaust then costs are reduced, perhaps?
by maxstu
09 Sep 2020, 07:49
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: A Numpty and his 2.1 Project
Replies: 70
Views: 3334

Re: A Numpty and his 2.1 Project

Dont have a dishwasher to hand. I did think about filling a tub up with water and some form of washing powder or degreaser and just letting them sit overnight in it. I've heard of people sitting them in vinegar but not sure I'd wanna do that... the smell would drive me nuts for one. What about a la...
by maxstu
09 Sep 2020, 07:43
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: A Numpty and his 2.1 Project
Replies: 70
Views: 3334

Re: A Numpty and his 2.1 Project

Golf AAG shares a lot of diesel components by all accounts.
by maxstu
09 Sep 2020, 07:34
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: A Numpty and his 2.1 Project
Replies: 70
Views: 3334

Re: A Numpty and his 2.1 Project

Not sure about Subaru conversion costing around 2k? A member in Gravesend mentioned to me ( l bought his very reliable DG 1.9. Not the one lm rebuilding) more like 4K
by maxstu
05 Sep 2020, 20:52
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: A Numpty and his 2.1 Project
Replies: 70
Views: 3334

Re: A Numpty and his 2.1 Project

Stop typing and start cleaning. :roll: From Devon will send you a postcard with a chip stuck to it.
Keep up the good work. :ok
by maxstu
05 Sep 2020, 17:32
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: A Numpty and his 2.1 Project
Replies: 70
Views: 3334

Re: A Numpty and his 2.1 Project

Well! What a kindred spirit we have! Fish N Chip tonight. Plus we are touring Devon in exactly one week. Two nights near Stonehenge. Then on to a campsite (that allows four dogs :roll: ) near Ilfracombe for five days'.
Regards
Stuart
by maxstu
05 Sep 2020, 16:29
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: A Numpty and his 2.1 Project
Replies: 70
Views: 3334

Re: A Numpty and his 2.1 Project

Dont have a dishwasher to hand. I did think about filling a tub up with water and some form of washing powder or degreaser and just letting them sit overnight in it. I've heard of people sitting them in vinegar but not sure I'd wanna do that... the smell would drive me nuts for one. Or a craving fo...
by maxstu
05 Sep 2020, 15:39
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: A Numpty and his 2.1 Project
Replies: 70
Views: 3334

Re: A Numpty and his 2.1 Project

Good luck Stesaw. Watching with interest. :ok

Remember a posting some years ago putting cases in a dishwasher?

Regards
Stuart
by maxstu
04 Sep 2020, 20:50
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Heads Off Due To Pressurised Coolant
Replies: 154
Views: 4012

Re: Heads Off Due To Pressurised Coolant

Back to the slooowest top end rebuild next week when heads go back on. Hey now, thats my job. As for the Pulley bolt I would have been able to tell you but I haven't got mine to budge yet, and as I have no ugga dugga gun it's gonna be interesting, I was bending my breaker bar yesterday trying to sh...
by maxstu
04 Sep 2020, 19:35
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: upper wishbone bush spot welds
Replies: 12
Views: 372

Re: upper wishbone bush spot welds

I might have been overly harsh on the lad then, OBG. He's not showing much enthusiasm, though. Surely he will be wondering what life changing answers await him on this glorious forum.

Regards
Stuart
by maxstu
04 Sep 2020, 18:56
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: upper wishbone bush spot welds
Replies: 12
Views: 372

Re: upper wishbone bush spot welds

No reply. No happy ending. And no thanks.. :roll: Sadly this is getting very commonplace recently. What has happened to the usual high spirited camaraderie on this forum? I have noticed many of the regular names' have disappeared recently too.What is going on? Do l need to up my application of mouth...
by maxstu
04 Sep 2020, 18:45
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Heads Off Due To Pressurised Coolant
Replies: 154
Views: 4012

Re: Heads Off Due To Pressurised Coolant

Thanks David, Im pretty certain US Vanagon's run A/C with both size engines. JB Weld sorted today BTW. :ok So heads will be ready to get one final rub down, clean mating surfaces, and add fire rings with a spot of Holymar. Was suppose to be winging my way to see family. But big ( in age l mean ) sis...