Flap return spring - too long ?

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Flap return spring - too long ?

Post by JonnyCJ » Mon May 28, 2018 9:29 am

My VW OG correct part number return spring seems to be too long for my dog house actuator rod.

The holes for the spring on my OG tin appear to be in the correct place, so a bit confused as to why the spring is too long.

It’s no problem to re-drill the actuator rod but thought I’d ask before drilling !

Any ideas ?

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Re: Flap return spring - too long ?

Post by vwJim » Mon May 28, 2018 7:06 pm

Have you got it in the right hole on the fan housing. That hole looks to big, like it's for the closing tin around the cooler.
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Re: Flap return spring - too long ?

Post by 8 8US » Mon May 28, 2018 8:46 pm

Found this image, can’t tell from your picture if you’ve got it connected to the right place.
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Re: Flap return spring - too long ?

Post by JonnyCJ » Mon May 28, 2018 9:33 pm

It’s definitely the right hole, next to the screw for the dog house to casing tin.

Oh well, it’s the correct tension, so will re-drill and set up once everything goes back on.

No great shakes, but I don’t like things not going back exactly as Mr VW designed.

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Re: Flap return spring - too long ?

Post by 8 8US » Mon May 28, 2018 9:51 pm

Have you got the bar on the right way round? It’ll fit both ways but won’t move sideways the one way?
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Re: Flap return spring - too long ?

Post by vwJim » Tue May 29, 2018 12:04 am

8 8US wrote:
Mon May 28, 2018 9:51 pm
Have you got the bar on the right way round? It’ll fit both ways but won’t move sideways the one way?
That could be it, as the kink in the bar in your photo is below the spring hole, but looks straight in the other photo.
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Re: Flap return spring - too long ?

Post by JonnyCJ » Tue May 29, 2018 7:09 am

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Here’s a better pic

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Re: Flap return spring - too long ?

Post by clymoj » Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:30 pm

This is what mine looked like. My shroud is aftermarket but the flaps and linkage bar are original.

The doghouse shroud has three linkage bars as in my photo - two shorter ones for the two sets of flaps and one long one to link those two.

The non-doghouse shroud has a single bar like yours, except yours looks like it has bigger kinks in it to accommodate the extra depth needed to clear the doghouse of the fan shroud?

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Re: Flap return spring - too long ?

Post by JonnyCJ » Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:06 pm

Think there’s 3 different flap link rods Jon.

Non-doghouse
Doghouse
Doghouse with separate thermostat link bars

I have the second one, looks like you have the third.

Will do some more research....

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Re: Flap return spring - too long ?

Post by clymoj » Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:51 pm

Aha, of course there are more variations than I first thought, it wouldn’t be splitscreen restoration otherwise


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