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by Who.Me?
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:43 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Distributor drive
Replies: 4
Views: 95

Re: Distributor drive

You should avoid rotating the crank with the distributor drive installed until/unless the distributor is bolted down because of that problem. If the steel distributor drive jumps up and the crank is rotated with the drive no longer properly meshed with the softer brass gear on the crank, it can dama...
by Who.Me?
Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Alternative to Permatex High Tack?
Replies: 3
Views: 367

Re: Alternative to Permatex High Tack?

Thanks both. I've had a couple of recommendations for Hylomar Blue and Gasgacinch. I have some blue already, so I'll use that on my axle seals.
by Who.Me?
Sun Jan 03, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Alternative to Permatex High Tack?
Replies: 3
Views: 367

Alternative to Permatex High Tack?

Can anyone recommend a non-hardening gasket sealer that is easy to remove with common solvents like methylated spirits or white spirit? I've used Permatex High Tack (80062) but I had to buy it from ebay and they won't ship it to the UK any more (hazardous material). Are there any good equivalent pro...
by Who.Me?
Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Origional L code OG stamped 67 key
Replies: 11
Views: 665

Re: Origional L code OG stamped 67 key

Maybe try this guy... https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/profi ... le&u=94339

He lists a number of keys. Couldn't see 'L', but maybe try emailing him.
by Who.Me?
Thu Nov 05, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: M code
Replies: 4
Views: 224

Re: M code

Yes I've heard that , but what does that mean? Kind regards Neil Today that would mean a vehicle that wasn't ordered for a specific customer. They go in to a pool of vehicles at strategic depots that dealers can draw down from. I'd guess it was the same back in the day for VW, particularly given ho...
by Who.Me?
Mon Nov 02, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Which handbrake cable?
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Re: Which handbrake cable?

Slavo wrote: Sun Nov 01, 2020 5:26 pm Hi, thanks for your help. I think I have early Bay IRS, wide 5 drums. Does this change things?
Try contacting Simon at Butty's bits and see if this will work for you... https://www.buttysbits.com/product/bb-0 ... ess-steel/
by Who.Me?
Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: fuel gauge and clock resto
Replies: 5
Views: 406

Re: fuel gauge and clock resto

Don't know about the fuel gauge, but any decent old school jeweller / clock maker / watch maker should be able to fix the clock. From the pictures I've seen, they're pretty basic electromechanical clock movements. If that's too expensive, they should be able to fit a new quartz movement in place of ...
by Who.Me?
Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: ***No Longer Needed***
Replies: 7
Views: 469

Re: Small 'stove pipe' (hot air pipe)

There's a guy in the US who sells them on ebay, but it's pretty easy to make one. Link to the ebay listing and photos of the one that I made are in this link... viewtopic.php?f=5&t=124341
by Who.Me?
Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Good news and membership offers
Replies: 2
Views: 423

Re: Good news and membership offers

Nice timing! I got my membership reminder by SMS this afternoon. I can use that code. :D
by Who.Me?
Thu Oct 08, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Pedal pan fixing
Replies: 7
Views: 302

Re: Pedal pan fixing

They're in the first post here... https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewt ... p?t=403182

Mine is looking sullenly at me from the corner of the garage, demanding to know when I'll fit it. It's been waiting for two and a half years. :oops:
by Who.Me?
Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine number
Replies: 10
Views: 367

Re: Engine number

Without the old registration documents; I think VW are your only option to confirm that, but even then the can only tell you if the number is correct, not the engine itself. If you request the birth certificate; they won't tell you the engine number, but if you send them the number of the engine tha...
by Who.Me?
Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Sealing crankcases
Replies: 3
Views: 233

Re: Sealing crankcases

vwJim wrote: Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:57 amCuril K2
Agreed. Use a VERY THIN coat. I used a small paintbrush. You can only see the Curil where the brush streaked it...
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Acetone does a good job of cleaning any oil from components or even fingerprints that have got on the sealing surface too.
by Who.Me?
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rear Light Issue
Replies: 6
Views: 343

Re: Rear Light Issue

boardman411 wrote: Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:11 pm except for the fast flashing indicator..
Fast flashing suggests insufficient load on the relay. Have you checked the front indicator is working on that side? You may also have a blown bulb.