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Good test drive since engine Rebuild

Postby Muppet » Wed Jun 04, 2014 10:50 pm

Ok van got a good long test drive other weekend with a trip
to Chichester & Goodwood Race track all in about 400 miles full circle.

been busy since our return and have noticed a reasonable amount of oil
on the back doors, and oil in the belly pan.OOPS

OK its not drained the lot but gonna have to drop the Pan and see where its coming from.
Ran sweet as a nut all the way managing 70 most the way there with more in reserve, Liz drove
back and found herself doing 80 with not much trouble a couple of times.

seems to be dropping nearside so probably oil filter area but once i have dropped the pan
might need to jet wash it but hopefully it should be easy to see.

the fun of owning a VW :) :) :)

Not to mention refitting the interior and then getting the Buggy in the garage I got loads to do.
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Re: Good test drive since engine Rebuild

Postby muddy » Thu Jun 05, 2014 5:07 am

welcome to the world of really wanting a 8 day week :)

Hope its something simple like a seeping filter
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Re: Good test drive since engine Rebuild

Postby Muppet » Sat Jun 07, 2014 8:29 pm

Ok
Finally got round to sorting some short height ramps to pop the front of the
van up a bit to get the belly pan off.

Oops quite a bit of Oil in the Pan, spread down the sump & under the van.
Ran the van and quickly spotted the Culprit, The Oil Cooler Pressure Sensor
Oil was dripping every 2 seconds from the Top of the sensor via the Terminal.

Trip to local Motor Factors in the morning I think.

Also spotted a small leak from the Auxiliary water pump but there £100, might have
to do a bit of a closer inspection first.
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Re: Good test drive since engine Rebuild

Postby Muppet » Fri Jun 13, 2014 8:05 pm

Ok Oil leak sorted

Decided to do the descent thing and OIl & Filter Change while under there.
Also do a Power steering flush as was looking rather nasty since the engine refit.
Think I have fixed the Water pump leak, stripped the pump and added extra sealent to 'O'ring
which seems to have the trick, turns out the pump is Magnetic not direct drive and the pump
blades magnet was covered if rusty metal particles prob from over the years. all cleaned and
working fine But......................

While laying on my back checking for leaks I spotted another one. Crap Fuel pump is leaking
from what looks like the top lid seal, not the Spindle.
also noticed air in the fuel lines if I gave it some gas, looks like a new fuel filter return valve required.

Will have to book a visit to see Mr Cheeseman for a Check-up as also been meaning to visit to
check pump timing.
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Re: Good test drive since engine Rebuild

Postby regcheeseman » Thu Jun 19, 2014 9:33 am

Timing was a mile off - Is it any good now?
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Re: Good test drive since engine Rebuild

Postby Muppet » Fri Jun 20, 2014 9:02 pm

Timing sounds good, Runs sweetly.
Starts much easier. Might have to increase the fuel flow a little as not quite as sprightly as before.
Boosts to 0.7bar where was at 0.9 I think before.

Unfortunately it now leeks more than before :(
Popped the top off tonight as it was leaking from the same place.
think the seal stuff had oozed out the way.

What did you use to seal the Throttle stop?
Some like chemical metal type stuff.

will I need a new mid seal?

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Re: Good test drive since engine Rebuild

Postby regcheeseman » Fri Jun 20, 2014 10:32 pm

Aww no! Not good then

A bit of extra advance is good for throttle response and power, but you were edging into the area of knock with all the advance you were running.
The fuel is already a touch up on where it was before, I'd have thought it would be peppier and boost more.

Is it obviously coming out of that mid-seal.

The pin was sealed (hopefully) with a blob of JB weld.

You've pulled the lid? Must have been paying attention! The mid seal should still be fine to re use.

remember to back the fuel screw out at least 8 turns to make it easier to re-fit the lid
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Re: Good test drive since engine Rebuild

Postby Muppet » Fri Jun 20, 2014 11:16 pm

You can tell me what to do twenty times and I might remember but show me once and its all good.

Remembered to back the screw off to put the lid back on over night.

Will get something like jb weld or 'plastic padding chem metal' and fill the grove lightly
And reassemble in the morning.

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Re: Good test drive since engine Rebuild

Postby Muppet » Sat Jun 21, 2014 10:33 pm

Update!!

Stripped top off again, got some metal mend stuff.
gave it a couple of fills and blade scraped smooth, left
it for a couple of hours and then reassembled.

Managed to spin the fuel screw and lost the plot on it so left it
lean to start with. got it back together and all good
ran for 10 mins no leaks. took it for a spin round the block and
still no leaks so all good under the hood.

Even managed to get the governor spring back on first attempt this time, Maybe
the job helps as often have to do jobs that I can't see.
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Re: Good test drive since engine Rebuild

Postby Muppet » Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:41 pm

Been out today to Exeter in the van to get the interior cut.

Slowest we got up the hills to Exeter was 65 & 60 up the long one
from Tivi on the way back.
Had a quick nose under the hood, Well under the Bumper to see No Leaks

Awesome, I might consider removing my Extra long throttle stop Bolt from under
the Accelerator as no sign of Over Fuelling as no Black smoke on boost or Foot to
the floor.

Starts in a couple of turns rather than quite a few, runs smooth straight away
and ticks over much lower than before.

All looking good
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