A Numpty and his 2.1 Project

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Golf AAG shares a lot of diesel components by all accounts.
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Stesaw wrote: 05 Sep 2020, 15:45 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 large sealed container with oven cleaner?
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maxstu wrote: 09 Sep 2020, 07:49
Stesaw wrote: 05 Sep 2020, 15:45 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 large sealed container with oven cleaner?
I've read on the interwebs that you gotta be careful with oven cleaners as they can ruin aluminium? I am sure there are some aluminium safe cleaners out there. I've decided at the moment that there is no point cleaning everything perfectly while it's gonna be in bits for a while. I will do the final clean when I reassemble it after getting all the bits together for it. 
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Well the 2k (ish) for a subaru conversion was from what I reccall from Rjes for the conversion bits and a quote for an engine from Howard at HDC.
I am sure there would probably be other bits needed to finalize it. Just a thought for others who might be thinking about doing a rebuild.
They might save their sanity from cleaning!!
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If you are lucky (very lucky) to snaffle a used handbuilt VW/Subaru exhaust then costs are reduced, perhaps?
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Actually that's true, I forgot to factor in an exhaust for that  :roll:
 
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Small update today, no pictures. 

A few steps back today as genius boy here left the pulley on the crank so after scratching my head how I am gonna remove this barsteward I decided to plonk the crank back in in the case and put it back together with just the cam and the flywheel on the back so I can lock it.
Spent the better part of 3 hours trying to shift it but being a 3 groove its torqued to the moon. As I used all of my torch gas for getting off the case nuts I couldn't heat it either. 

Grrrrr
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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 scaffold pole
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A note on crank endfloat: if you can see it, it's too much. Its a nominal 0.07mm or about 3thou' in old money, +/- a thou' (1max)

0.12 is max allowable. You need a dial clock to set endfloat and a good lever to simulate the clutch release load pressure.

If the crabk "donks" when you lever it, it needs investigating. Dished and scored or even broken thrust shims are common.
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silverbullet wrote: 17 Sep 2020, 17:52 A note on crank endfloat: if you can see it, it's too much. Its a nominal 0.07mm or about 3thou' in old money, +/- a thou' (1max)

0.12 is max allowable. You need a dial clock to set endfloat and a good lever to simulate the clutch release load pressure.

If the crabk "donks" when you lever it, it needs investigating. Dished and scored or even broken thrust shims are common.
Not that fussed about endfloat right now, but it's something i've looked up a great deal so when I get round to that I know what I'm doing.
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Yes, had a glance but not had the chance to compose a full reply!
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No probs, just wanted to make sure I sent it to the right bloke 
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Good news everyone..

ImageWith a bit of help from a very helpful bloke at a local VW shop he got the bolt off for me.. in about 5 seconds  :rofl  Note to self look into getting an impact gun....

Got it back to mine and got the puller on the pulley and off it popped. Next on the list, get some pliers to take off that circlip. 

On a side note I also reversed into next doors fence post knackering my rear bumper and end cap.. oops, well the bumper is full of rust holes so needs replacing anyway but the end caps a bit of a bugger, if anyone has one going spare let me know :)
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