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Re: Back with a mk7 this time!

Postby dirtydog » Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:06 pm

Next up was the back, hours and hours of clearing, sorting and arranging. Half a wheelie bin of rubbish and a load of scrap!

And yes this is after I tidied, can see the new lights in this one as well

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Need to add a bit more storage for my hoovers, dust sheets etc

The old led strip lights were on their way out with a load of dead leds and more of the leds were flashing
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I also hadn't fitted them or wired them very well at all as it was a rush to get some lighting in the back, the original factory lights were knackered when I bought it
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Re: Back with a mk7 this time!

Postby RustWidow » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:21 pm

That’s a lot of stuff to be carrying around!
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Re: Back with a mk7 this time!

Postby dirtydog » Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:21 am

RustWidow wrote:That’s a lot of stuff to be carrying around!



Yep, lot of tools and a lot of materials. That's why I got a lwb 350 :wink:
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Re: Back with a mk7 this time!

Postby dirtydog » Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:40 pm

Been buying stuff for the van again...

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Re: Back with a mk7 this time!

Postby dirtydog » Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:14 pm

Fitted the new washers, clamp and bolt the other day. Running nicely again now
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Re: Back with a mk7 this time!

Postby RustWidow » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:24 pm

For five minutes... bloody fords eh? Lol
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Re: Back with a mk7 this time!

Postby dirtydog » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:40 pm

RustWidow wrote:For five minutes... bloody fords eh? Lol



I should’ve just bought the proper ford copper washers in the first place and a new clamp like everyone on here said :oops:
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Re: Back with a mk7 this time!

Postby RustWidow » Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:06 pm

dirtydog wrote:
RustWidow wrote:For five minutes... bloody fords eh? Lol



I should’ve just bought the proper ford copper washers in the first place and a new clamp like everyone on here said :oops:

Shhhh don’t say that! Lol
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Re: Back with a mk7 this time!

Postby dirtydog » Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:44 pm

Changed one of the half shaft seals as it was pouring out and had run all over the brake disc, pads, wheel, tyre and even managed to get splatter off the tyre around the inside of the wheel arch :shock:

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New seal fitted
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Then it had its mot... and failed, nothing major but an inconvenience all the same

Prop bearing
Rear brakes (oil contamination)
Front tyres (cuts down to the cords apparently) but neither myself or my mechanic could see any cuts let alone any exposed cord. :roll:

Getting 4 new tyres fitted on Saturday as the rears are getting a little bit low on tread and one has a nail in it.
Brakes pads are easy enough, doubt I'll even need to wind the caliper piston as I only fitted the pads about 2 weeks ago :roll:
Prop shaft bolts have been given a liberal spraying of penetrating oil so hopefully that won't cause too much of a head ache.

Now all I need are a few spare hours to sort it all
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Re: Back with a mk7 this time!

Postby dirtydog » Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:57 pm

Got it back in for MoT retest so another years ticket on it

Had a bit of grief with the prop bearing, managed to get the old one off, quickest option was to just cut the outer bits off and then use a puller to get the bearing off
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I bought a febi blistein bearing from gsf car parts but I just couldn't get it on, mangled itvin the process. So picked up another one from a different place and it went on with just a few taps of the socket and hammer
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Re: Back with a mk7 this time!

Postby loot » Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:01 pm

dirtydog wrote:Got it back in for MoT retest so another years ticket on it

Had a bit of grief with the prop bearing, managed to get the old one off, quickest option was to just cut the outer bits off and then use a puller to get the bearing off
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I bought a febi blistein bearing from gsf car parts but I just couldn't get it on, mangled itvin the process. So picked up another one from a different place and it went on with just a few taps of the socket and hammer

Looks like you had to really hate it :D
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Re: Back with a mk7 this time!

Postby dirtydog » Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:58 pm

loot wrote:Looks like you had to really hate it :D


Well the multi tool made short work of it that's for sure
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Re: Back with a mk7 this time!

Postby HOLLOWONLINE » Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:10 pm

dirtydog wrote:Then this weekend I fitted some high spec clocks, info stalk and the outside thermostat.

Was disgusting inside the dash, had to use a a screwdriver to scrape most of the crud off
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Outside thermostat fitted with a cable tie as the metal spring clip thing snapped off :roll:
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And high spec clocks fitted
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Can you tell me how you wired stalk please
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Re: Back with a mk7 this time!

Postby dirtydog » Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:32 am

HOLLOWONLINE wrote:

Can you tell me how you wired stalk please


I have the high spec loom in mine so all the wiring is already there for it
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Re: Back with a mk7 this time!

Postby Herts » Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:28 pm

Hi DD, just sent you a PM regarding your crank pulley.

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