Wildrider

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Re: Wildrider

Post by eefy » Tue Feb 22, 2011 3:17 pm

Glad things are starting to move on this again mate, after the nightmare you've had with the Beemer :)
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Re: Wildrider

Post by Brunty » Tue Feb 22, 2011 7:56 pm

If a second fuel pump is complaining then perhaps there's rusty deposits in the tank.
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Re: Wildrider

Post by bluestreak56 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:49 pm

Quite possibly as the tank has been replaced at some point and a section of the existing filler neck was cut out and fixed too..

Need to go fishing with a magnet I think!
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Re: Wildrider

Post by bluestreak56 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 12:08 am

Once again I have to say a massive thank you to Ian for helping me with all the following today:

- Tightening my squealing alt belt
- Checking my fuel filter for rubbish
- Moving the fuel line to the filter to avoid any chance of hitting the alternator
- Changing the lift pump as the old one's filter (bag type) had ripped at both ends
- Locating the source of my water ingress
- Helping remove the interior and set up a water soaking system

Now I need to find part 171 419 547A (U-joint boot gasket) which is missing and appears to be where the water is running down from..

http://www.wagenstad.com/diagrams/sci-1 ... 103-00.gif

Part 5A

PS the main fuel pump seemed fine although we didnt actually drive the car anywhere but it was idling for a while. Could be rust in the tank (as there was a bit) or still could be the pump.. only time will tell. I shall replace the filler with the stainless steel one I have shortly.
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Re: Wildrider

Post by Old Mac Rocco » Sun Mar 06, 2011 7:56 pm

Hi bluestreak56 what's the part you are after as I'm stripping (slowly ) a Scirocco just now and may have it lying about.
I tried your link but it came up as an error ????????????
Edit your link and I'll see if I've got it lying around.
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Re: Wildrider

Post by bluestreak56 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:18 pm

Cheers Mac, part no is 171 419 547A

Heres the pic sorry the last one didnt work:

http://www.wagenstad.com/diagrams/go-1981/4-103-00.gif

5A on the bulkhead
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Re: Wildrider

Post by bluestreak56 » Sat Mar 26, 2011 6:58 pm

Well another productive Saturday, for Wildrider and Glenn with a bit of help from me :hugegrin:

The list of things done is MASSIVE and the effort put in by Glenn was HUMONGOUS so a massive thank you to him (once again).

Here's what I recall being done:

1) Opened the tank and used a magnet to pick up lots of rust and a large piece of the return hose that was also in the tank.
2) Removed the old (badly repaired) filler neck
3) Rubbed down corroded area of the tank and painted
4) Cleaned up and attached the new stainless steel filler I purchased on here
5) Changed all 4 injectors with brand new Bosch ones
6) Changed the Coolant hose with a braided line
7) Changed the Oil Filter
8) Changed the Oil
9) Changed the Gearbox Oil (which was like water! (probably never changed)
10) Rubbed down and rust treated, painted and sealed varied parts of the under carriage, both sills near the jacking points, centre chasis, brake lines
11) Removed and lowered the rear suspension to its lowest setting
12) Changed the fuel filter
13) Re set-up the fuel mixture and tested emissions

Took the car for a blitz and enjoyed it purring like new!

Seems like Glenn was superman today, completed so much that needed doing in so little time! and even had time to buy me lunch in between, what a mate!!

So my hats off to your sir, once again you have outdone yourself, thank you :beers: :hi:
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Re: Wildrider

Post by eefy » Sat Mar 26, 2011 8:21 pm

lots done there mate, especially in one day and a few essentials :)
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Re: Wildrider

Post by Old Mac Rocco » Sat Mar 26, 2011 8:34 pm

Have you solved your water problem with the little bit I sent you.?
Don't see it on your "Jobs Done" list.
Are you not the one supposed to be providing lunch for your expert technicians ??????????? ;) ;)
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Re: Wildrider

Post by bluestreak56 » Sat Mar 26, 2011 10:15 pm

Cheers guys. Mac, we didnt get a chance to fit the gasket today, next time for sure.

I wont say what happened when I tried to fit itself its quite embaressing :blush:

Haha yes I should have except my wallet was in the car, on the lift at the time! Dont worry he shall be reimbursed!
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