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by Who.Me?
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wiper Motor
Replies: 7
Views: 197

Re: Wiper Motor

Clean and re-grease the gear train when you swap the armature. I did mine a few years ago. The original grease had hardened to nearly wax consistency. The gears are only plastic.
by Who.Me?
Fri May 31, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Random tachometer reading - Noisy coil signal?
Replies: 0
Views: 84

Random tachometer reading - Noisy coil signal?

Hi I installed a digital tachometer because I want to work out the best shift speeds and max speed in each gear to avoid over-revving. The reading bounces around wildly, even at idle. What are the likely causes and solutions? It's taking a signal from the -ve side of a 12V Bosch blue coil on a 1600 ...
by Who.Me?
Sat May 25, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Rough costs of stripping and painting?
Replies: 3
Views: 269

Re: Rough costs of stripping and painting?

Thanks Paul. That sounds bearable.

I'm looking for 'daily driver' standard paintwork. My main aim is to get it to the point where it's protected to as close to a modern standard as possible so it can be used year-round.
by Who.Me?
Thu May 23, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Rough costs of stripping and painting?
Replies: 3
Views: 269

Rough costs of stripping and painting?

My Single Cab is getting to the point where the Californian repaint is showing its limitations, so I'm preparing myself for the costs to strip and repaint and the various options. Ignoring welding or any major dent repair costs, roughly what are the current going rates for... Dipping Media blasting ...
by Who.Me?
Mon May 20, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cab Knob Query
Replies: 4
Views: 278

Re: Cab Knob Query

Fuel reserve is a bowden tube. The cable runs goes in a sheath back to the fuel tank petcock. There's a little bracket on the rear of the crossmember in front of the the tank that holds the end of the sheath. The sheath passes through a hole in the crossmember on its way forward. The rest of the way...
by Who.Me?
Thu May 16, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Chrome hubcap
Replies: 5
Views: 184

Re: Chrome hubcap

I wonder if you wrote your phone number inside the hubcap if anyone would contact you if they found it... Smartarse :D Hindsight's a wonderful thing. But I will write in the rest. I've got a feeling it came off at a level crossing up the road from me so it'll be a while before anyone finds it. That...
by Who.Me?
Wed May 15, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Chrome hubcap
Replies: 5
Views: 184

Chrome hubcap

Looking for a single chrome hubcap. Not bothered if the chrome is a little blistered so long as it's not dented.

Lost one over the weekend.
by Who.Me?
Tue May 14, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Steering - how good should it be?
Replies: 10
Views: 446

Re: Steering - how good should it be?

Every component on the steering except the box itself is new Just to clarify, did that include a new centre (idler) pin and bushings in the beam? That's an easy place for a lot of slop to occur. And have you checked the king pins for play? Fixing the idler pin on mine improved the steering a hell o...
by Who.Me?
Mon May 06, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: What engine bay fire system have you got?
Replies: 26
Views: 1819

Re: What engine bay fire system have you got?

I used to deal with Firetec, but since the owner retired I no longer use their products. Which ones do you use? Also; most of the systems seem to be triggered by the fire burning a hole through a pressurised tube and that hole releases all the suppressant aimed directly at the base of the fire. Eve...
by Who.Me?
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Flashing to fast!
Replies: 11
Views: 361

Re: Flashing to fast!

I've had that with a dodgy connection or cable up front. N'ot sure which, but probably earth. If I moved the relay it would rapidly tick. The ticking was much faster than the blown-bulb symptom and would occasionally do it so fast it sounded like it was buzzing. If all the bulbs are working and the ...
by Who.Me?
Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: gear oil leak.
Replies: 4
Views: 236

Re: gear oil leak.

If you haven't torqued the hub nut up, it'll likely leak past the o-ring on the stub axle. The drum pushes on the spacer and the spacer squeezes the o ring against the bearing to make a seal. I don't think it needs to be fully torqued to prevent the leak, but it does need to be tight enough to make ...
by Who.Me?
Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Silly question!
Replies: 7
Views: 377

Re: Silly question!

Who me , thank you so much. So are you saying the only brake light is the deck lid one? My bubble lights as they are now work as tail light and indicators. Kind regards neil Yes, that's how they should have been from stock. They did away with the centre brake light altogether when they made the tur...
by Who.Me?
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Silly question!
Replies: 7
Views: 377

Re: Silly question!

Depends whether they've been adapted over the years. Have a look at the wiring diagrams on The Samba. Assuming you don't have semaphores, and have 'bullet' style front indicators, then originally your bubble lights would have been indicator and tail lights (come on with the light switch). They flash...
by Who.Me?
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wheel clips
Replies: 7
Views: 339

Re: Wheel clips

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcxZg4wvgHM Try and find clips that come with silver rivets rather than black ones. I've used a few different types on my wheels and black rivets seemed harder. They were a ******* to peen. The silver rivets seemed much softer. Also, if you're able to compare, check ...
by Who.Me?
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Stripped spring plate thread
Replies: 7
Views: 282

Re: Stripped spring plate thread

I've got one that was helicoiled when the gearbox was overhauled. I don't have the confidence in it to fully tighten it. It doesn't feel 'right' while I'm torquing it. It's like it's gripping in to stiff chewing gum, rather than solid metal. I'd previously tried to timesert it and the timesert inser...