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new member with some questions

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hi all i have finally got myself a syncro!! I'm a massive vw fan and have my fair share of vw's but have wanted a single cab syncro for a while,found one near to me, there is no doubt she IS A DOG body work wise but the engine and transmission seem fine (i can fix the body but I'm no mechanic!) but I'm soooooo pleased to finally have a syncro to add to my excessive amount of vw's!

a couple of questions, firstly i bought the truck knowing that the front and rear diff locks are nt functioning, i have been told they need a strip down and clean and thats all, although i take anything a seller has to say with a pinch of salt really, after all he is trying to sell me a vehicle right.

what should the led indicators show, will they either be on or off? or i think i read somewhere that they may well also flash? some guidance would be good please as i know nothing on these!

the second is probably a more general question, after an hour and a half drive i notice the oil warning light illuminated when i pulled up at junctions (on tick over) kind of flashed a little and stayed on, one i revved or pulled away it went right out, also whist driving it was not lighting up. i got home and forgot about it, ( it was dark so didn't check the oil level) i started her up so my brother could hear it run and the oil light didn't illuminate on tick over? i will check tomorrow but i thought i would mention it incase its a sign of something other than needing an oil top up?

longest forst thread in the world!???? all comments will be greatly received. :D
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You dont say what engine and what year ( stick it in your sig helps in future) get that oil pressure checked or do it yourself with a guage typically the lowest pressure is hot idle, check oil level first but if its been run low damage may have been done.

sorry no idea about running gear
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itchyfeet wrote:You dont say what engine and what year ( stick it in your sig helps in future) get that oil pressure checked or do it yourself with a guage typically the lowest pressure is hot idle, check oil level first but if its been run low damage may have been done.

sorry no idea about running gear

:| I'm hoping its not going to have done any damage, it was sounding s sweet as a nut upon arrival home this evening so I'm hoping tomorrow a little top up and thats it :?
1988 S cab syncro
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Fingers crossed for you dude...
I don't know much about diff locks but this little link explains the knobs but not the LED's. I'm sure others will assist you more thoroughly!
http://diamondhell.com/content/view/41/30/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Cheers and good luck... Let us know how it goes.
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ignition on back lit,pull knob to engage diff lock and the green light comes on when engaged,push back in to disengage,my rear actuator was a bit slow or sticky and I followed Jeds tip and unscrewed the switch and poured some gearbox oil into where the switch unscrewed worked a treat,comes on nearly straight away.As you can see in the pic the front is on.

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Ok brilliant, thanks for the help so far
i don't seem to have the illuminated back light either ( or i didn't notice it) so first thing i will do is check that.
i have also downloaded the trouble shooting guide to diff locks on the transmission tech page, thanks again for the info so far, excellent forum and fantastic vehicles, i will also take a look at my oil levels this morning. :ok
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1973 Wild Westerner :)

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Am I missing something but, if your front diff is on why is the rear diff lock knob pulled out??

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there both pulled out rear has not engaged yet.
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Just to add to this, ...

The front one should flash before it engages, then light up on constant once engaged.

Rear should only light up once engaged.

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ok so if the front should flash before its engaged, but it doesn't?? does that mean anything in particular? unfortunately i have not had the time yet to take a closer look printed of the tech tips for fault finding tho so I'm poised and ready!
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Ive heard of the flasher unit sometimes failing, could be as simple as that...?

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Was this Sika from Gloucester? I was tempted but my misses said no !!!

Where are you based? I,m near Swindon if you want to pop down for a beer I would be happy to check it out :trunk
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