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Make for benefit and glory of Poptop T3

Discussion in 'Resto Corner' started by SunnyJim, Apr 22, 2019.

  1. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    If people learn to follow instructions I recon this has great promise.



    Can be DIY.
    For some people at least.? :rolleyes:
     
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  2. SunnyJim

    SunnyJim Well-Known Member

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    My aim was to just make it cleaner than it was before and to help me identify where the oil leak is coming from. I degreased under the engine as much as i could and replaced the oil with fresh stuff. I think i can see fresh oil on silver better than if I painted it black
     
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  3. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    Lucky Phil told me that my van had an exhaust leak.

    My problem was my exhaust has been painted black at some point by a previous owner so it was hard to see where any exhaust leaks were as exhaust is black.

    So some cheap silver paint and the exhaust leaks become very obvious.

    It also slows rust so I cant see the problem...

    A good coat of paint to your moustache bar will keep it good for a long time - I think its a great idea and I do it too.
     
  4. SunnyJim

    SunnyJim Well-Known Member

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    A good arvo wrenchin'.

    What started out as just trying to make Borat Tiki the T3 stable and not wobble by replacing motor mounts has now grown into something much more.
    It became obvious to access the motor mount bolts I did need to remove the exhaust and exhaust shield.

    So now I think the objective is to replace all the seals that make Borat weep like a school boy who has lost his lollipop.

    Have a look at this gunk, not sure who are the culprits.
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  5. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    At this point you realise that the mounts were ok. :D
     
  6. SunnyJim

    SunnyJim Well-Known Member

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    Yes they had cracks in them , so good to replace but i am now certain it was the broken alternator bracket the main cause.
     
  7. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Good to go thru it all anyway.
    Pretty gunged up.
     
  8. SunnyJim

    SunnyJim Well-Known Member

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    Yes i agree , pulling things apart is therapeutic, but when you find things left over I need more therapy.
     
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  9. SunnyJim

    SunnyJim Well-Known Member

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    Just getting together a list of parts to put into Borat the unloved.

    Seems there are 2 oil pressure switches in a 89 t3.
    I know I need 1 blue one, but not sure if the second is white or grey?
    Does anyone know? Or is it best to pull the old ones out and replace with the same?
     
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  10. SunnyJim

    SunnyJim Well-Known Member

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    Good ol Kai from jk came to the rescue.
    Thx kai.
     
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  11. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah Kai is a legend.

    Knows his VW parts for sure.

    The oil gunk could also be from your oil pump - these things are based on a 1600 type 1 motor so have basically the same pump.

    Could just be a gasket?
     
  12. SunnyJim

    SunnyJim Well-Known Member

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    Note sure Scott, it is all gunky, I better replace all the usual suspects incl rear and front main seals
     
  13. Luckyphil

    Luckyphil Well-Known Member

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    Replace the oil breather tower O ring as it is a common leak point as well as the Distributor O ring
     
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  14. SunnyJim

    SunnyJim Well-Known Member

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    Yep got those on order
    As well as the 2 oil pressure switches.
    The front switch under the pulley is real gunky but the pushrods look clean.

    A lot of oil at the rear? Can't tell if it is the rear main seal or just from somewhere else.

    Borat journey continues
     
  15. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Supercheap bulk pack of cans of spray degreaser on the shopping list? :rolleyes:
     
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  16. Luckyphil

    Luckyphil Well-Known Member

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    At least the rear main prob leaking the front could be too. Have you checked the end float/play, if the pully seal is badly leaking could indicate high miles.
     
  17. SunnyJim

    SunnyJim Well-Known Member

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    No I have not checked end play. I will remove the motor for the first time soon.

    At the price I bought it for I was happy even if the motor was really shagged, so I will be pleased after all the improvements if i find the motor is in reasonable nick.
     
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  18. SunnyJim

    SunnyJim Well-Known Member

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    Is the oil dipstick o ring a likely offender as well?
    Not sure if one is in there presently
     
  19. Luckyphil

    Luckyphil Well-Known Member

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    Yes also the round oil gallery plugs
     
  20. SunnyJim

    SunnyJim Well-Known Member

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    Hi Phil
    Where are the oil gallery plugs? And how, many?
    Haynes is no help!
     

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