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by vwJim
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rear Shocks Failure (Coilovers) NEED ADVICE Pleeze
Replies: 19
Views: 349

Re: Rear Shocks Failure (Coilovers) NEED ADVICE Pleeze

Vwmo wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:25 pm

The countersunk plate and bolts are they available anywhere
Just buy countersunk bolts then countersink your existing plate to match.
by vwJim
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rear Shocks Failure (Coilovers) NEED ADVICE Pleeze
Replies: 19
Views: 349

Re: Rear Shocks Failure (Coilovers) NEED ADVICE Pleeze

PS Plus you have all those washers spacing out the old shocks. With better fitting shocks the angles will be better and no more rubbing. PPS Looks like the SA conversion is the sort with adapter plates packing out the difference in spring plate width vs axle width. And they've used nuts and bolts. T...
by vwJim
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rear Shocks Failure (Coilovers) NEED ADVICE Pleeze
Replies: 19
Views: 349

Re: Rear Shocks Failure (Coilovers) NEED ADVICE Pleeze

Minimum you can get away with of about 40 mm usually. The more you have the better.
by vwJim
Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rear Shocks Failure (Coilovers) NEED ADVICE Pleeze
Replies: 19
Views: 349

Re: Rear Shocks Failure (Coilovers) NEED ADVICE Pleeze

Only you can measure them to see if they were too long / too short.

From the photos they look too wide so the body so fouling.
by vwJim
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rear Shocks Failure (Coilovers) NEED ADVICE Pleeze
Replies: 19
Views: 349

Re: Rear Shocks Failure (Coilovers) NEED ADVICE Pleeze

No, they'll be fine
by vwJim
Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Efi advice needed.
Replies: 11
Views: 216

Re: Efi advice needed.

Eternal Optimist wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:21 pm
I think I read the version I’ve got isn’t compatible with EDIS. I’ll keep reading up. If it isn’t, I’ll use it on the Standard 10 I’m building instead of using it on the VW
How does it control ignition then? Thought they all did wasted spark. Is that version just fuel control?
by vwJim
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brosol carb lacks power
Replies: 8
Views: 380

Re: Brosol carb lacks power

mountainbus wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:44 pm
It will hit 75 on speedo which runs about 3-4 mph fast. Doesn't mean I cruise at that speed though.
Blimey, that's the most accurate speedo I've ever heard of.. Lol
by vwJim
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 62 Split Screen
Replies: 2
Views: 79

Re: 62 Split Screen

1. All paint will burn off exhausts, especially the header pipes.
2. Same as stock wheels.
3. Could be many things. Not enough detail about your engine to say for sure.
by vwJim
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel gauge reading zero ish after long period off road
Replies: 25
Views: 407

Re: Fuel gauge reading zero ish after long period off road

Genuine fuel senders will have VDO cast into the top.

White box crap has nothing.

Is it under warranty still! Could be less than a year old.
by vwJim
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rear Shocks Failure (Coilovers) NEED ADVICE Pleeze
Replies: 19
Views: 349

Re: Rear Shocks Failure (Coilovers) NEED ADVICE Pleeze

Those shocks should have never been fitted to that suspension setup. Just not enough clearance. Plus should of failed several MOT's....!

Reset your ride height at the desired height, then measure what length shocks you need. Then buy standard shocks to suit.
by vwJim
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Efi advice needed.
Replies: 11
Views: 216

Re: Efi advice needed.

Why not just use the version you already own? I bet it'll still do the job.
by vwJim
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel gauge reading zero ish after long period off road
Replies: 25
Views: 407

Re: Fuel gauge reading zero ish after long period off road

I’m going to try using a soldering iron on the old one when the new one arrives, and melt the seam so I know it’s truly sealed (Do that then submerge in a bucket for a few weeks) I suspect even the new one will also develop the same fault as it’s likely a fault caused by the manufacturing process s...
by vwJim
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel gauge reading zero ish after long period off road
Replies: 25
Views: 407

Re: Fuel gauge reading zero ish after long period off road

Andy C wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:23 pm

I really have no idea why the 12v gauge wouldn't work. Hope this helps!
I tried two brand new ones. Neither moved until I almost dropped one / caught it, then it worked. So it's like the needle was stuck and needed a "shake"
by vwJim
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel gauge reading zero ish after long period off road
Replies: 25
Views: 407

Re: Fuel gauge reading zero ish after long period off road

Maybe it's being caused by the flat battery (or serious volt drop) 11.93v is rubbish. Did you remove the sender wire off the tank and put it direct to earth? What happened with the gauge? IMHO the gauge always needs a dedicated earth cable. The tank should also always have an earth cable from a bolt...
by vwJim
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Manifold leak. Hot engine
Replies: 7
Views: 116

Re: Manifold leak. Hot engine

Poor exhaust design
Different CR's from build errors
Blockages in the cooling fins
One set of flaps open but the link bar isn't opening the set of 3/4?