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by cyclosport
Mon Jun 13, 2016 8:25 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Rusting hulk
Replies: 21
Views: 3927

Re: Rusting hulk

Can anyone PM me Rusting Hulk's contact number?

Need Some King Pins reconditioned?
by cyclosport
Mon Mar 10, 2014 1:33 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Road Star Transmissions
Replies: 0
Views: 332

Road Star Transmissions

Just a post about a new VW business recommended by Ed China, of Wheeler Dealers who lives just around the corner from me:

Call today on 08432898688 or visit WWW.ROAD-STAR.CO.UK Specialising in VW gearbox rebuilds, repairs, parts and sales

https://www.facebook.com/roadstartransmissions
by cyclosport
Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:49 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: engine out...gearbox and irs/front beam next advice please
Replies: 3
Views: 491

Re: engine out...gearbox and irs/front beam next advice ple

No worries, there are some genuine peeps on the forum who will help you out.

VW Jim is a guy who gave me some really helpful advice when I got my bus.

He also does it for a living and knows his stuff.
by cyclosport
Sun Oct 06, 2013 8:51 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: engine out...gearbox and irs/front beam next advice please
Replies: 3
Views: 491

Re: engine out...gearbox and irs/front beam next advice ple

IRS If you want you hubs off then first you need to break the castle nuts on your rear hubs. This can be fun at over 250 psi. Jack up and take off the wheels. Undo the CV's from the gearbox and the hubs (star bolts). You can support each end with some rope. Undo clutch cable. You can then undo the g...
by cyclosport
Sun Oct 06, 2013 8:00 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine Rebuild Time ???
Replies: 18
Views: 1841

Re: Engine Rebuild Time ???

Seriously not happy with one of the "companies" I spoke to about line boring the case. You wouldn't believe this bloke - so called engine building "expert" who basically tried to con me into saying my crank "was bent" before he had even seen it and said it would cost over £300 to straighten it. I po...
by cyclosport
Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:08 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine Rebuild Time ???
Replies: 18
Views: 1841

Re: Engine Rebuild Time ???

Finally got round to pulling the engine out and stripping it down. Had to put heads back on, as I forgot to break the flywheel gland nut. Took off heads, barrels and pistons. Oil scraper ring on number 3 was broken - hence the smoke on start up. Piston 3 and 4 looked a bit burnt. Split case. One of ...
by cyclosport
Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:46 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine Rebuild Time ???
Replies: 18
Views: 1841

Re: Engine Rebuild Time ???

Can anyone recommend where I can get my case and heads bored and tapped for full flow?
by cyclosport
Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:22 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine Rebuild Time ???
Replies: 18
Views: 1841

Re: Engine Rebuild Time ???

Marvelwear wrote:Can vouch for 1776 with oil cooler and filter head, pulls like a train and runs cooler.barrels and piston kits not too bad for price, case borings quite reasonable as well.
Thanks Marvel, that set up sounds like what I'm looking for. Who did you use for case boring by the way? :P
by cyclosport
Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:16 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Green Light on when ticking over
Replies: 19
Views: 2020

Re: Green Light on when ticking over

Be careful, oil spotting sounds like your burning oil past your piston rings.

This just happened to me on a hot journey to West Wales.

When you get back do a compression test, you should be at 100 psi + on each b&p ...

Rooting for you too!
by cyclosport
Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:07 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine Rebuild Time ???
Replies: 18
Views: 1841

Re: Engine Rebuild Time ???

Beano - hope your having fun in France 8)
by cyclosport
Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:56 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine Rebuild Time ???
Replies: 18
Views: 1841

Re: Engine Rebuild Time ???

Thanks for all the advice. I like the idea of the external doghouse and later fan shroud. Did a compression test. Pistons 1 and 2 - 100 psi Piston 3 -75 psi Piston 4 - 50psi So does sound like the piston rings / oil scraper rings knackered ..... Gonna strip the whole engine down soon, hopefully just...
by cyclosport
Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:59 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine Rebuild Time ???
Replies: 18
Views: 1841

Re: Engine Rebuild Time ???

Probably best not go down the Subaru route as advised, due to the EU laws and classic car modification laws coming our way ...

Looks like it's 1641 barrels and pistons, better carb and an external oil cooler.

:D
by cyclosport
Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:16 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine Rebuild Time ???
Replies: 18
Views: 1841

Re: Engine Rebuild Time ???

Thanks Dude. It's the first time its got that hot and it's obviously worn the engine. Normally it would be around 90C tops. I've been advised not to drive it, as it could wreck the whole engine. I guess I've got 2 options: Rebuild it from a 1541 to a 1641 with a progressive carb and a large external...
by cyclosport
Mon Jul 29, 2013 2:10 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Won't start
Replies: 7
Views: 948

Re: Won't start

I would flush the system of the old fuel as you say.

I had a generator that stood for 12 months and had to do exactly that.

Modern unleaded doesn't seem to last that long.

:(
by cyclosport
Mon Jul 29, 2013 2:05 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine Rebuild Time ???
Replies: 18
Views: 1841

Engine Rebuild Time ???

Went on a log trip recently in the hot weather and engine temperature got too hot (110C) and whilst I tried to pull over. At one point on the M4 - I couldn't stop had to slow down and limp to the next sevice station. Kept it topped up with oil and tried to keep it as cool as I could but it started m...