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Re: T323 JHB
« Reply #105 on: September 02, 2014, 07:00:43 pm »
Looks amazing - brilliant job  8)

Cheers dude - really pleased with the outcome! ;D

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Re: T323 JHB
« Reply #106 on: September 02, 2014, 09:53:55 pm »
Looks great when it came up for sale was thinking of buying it glad you did as I wouldn't of had time to spare to do it like this

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Re: T323 JHB
« Reply #107 on: September 06, 2014, 08:25:01 pm »
Looks great when it came up for sale was thinking of buying it glad you did as I wouldn't of had time to spare to do it like this

Cheers - it has taken a good few hours work!

Done a bit more cleaning today - 13" RAs are even more of a pain to clean than 14s. Not satisfied with the finish of plastics so I'm gonna try some stuff a friend has used on his 205 GTI - his plastics look ace!

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« Reply #108 on: September 07, 2014, 07:29:00 am »
Looks super fresh, like it's rolled out the factory!

As for plastic I use this.



The result is crazy and lasts for ages, water beads of it and everything.

I just use a sponge for it then a soft cloth to even it out.

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« Reply #109 on: September 10, 2014, 08:15:52 pm »
Cool - I'll give that a go! I think the key to good looking plastics is probably down to them being spotlessly cleaned before treatment with this kind of product. When bright sunlight  hits my arches you can still see a little evidence of that boot polish type stuff that the previous owner slapped on them. I'm possibly being too fussy!

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« Reply #110 on: September 17, 2014, 07:13:23 pm »
Done some more cleaning today - large amounts of crap came out of the seats, probably do it again at some point as theres more to come out. Still finding polish residue and other stuff I've missed before. Most likely I'll leave any more cleaning until it gets put away for the winter - I'd much rather drive it than clean it while the weathers still good.

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Re: T323 JHB
« Reply #111 on: September 22, 2014, 07:43:04 pm »
Couldn't help myself - took one look at my dusty engine bay today and had to give it a quick clean. Got a new scuttle cover coming soon, also ordered a new back box from VW Heritage - not cheap but it'll fit a lot better than the pattern one does!

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Re: T323 JHB
« Reply #112 on: October 08, 2014, 06:55:19 pm »
Was having a good look around the engine the other day and noticed a small oil leak coming from behind the timing belt cover on the charger. Done 350 miles grandad style so far running it in and saw a patch of oil under the car. Gonna whip it off tomorrow so it can go back to OCD. Hopefully be back in action soon.
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Re: T323 JHB
« Reply #113 on: October 09, 2014, 08:23:13 pm »
Removed charger this morning and took it back to OCD. The seal behind the pulley was replaced and I was on my way in half an hour. Refitted it this afternoon - its quite difficult to do without marking any paint - so I wrapped it in an old pillow case while wrestling it into position and seem to have got away without damaging anything. The MOT ran out today so I'll hopfully get that sorted now its leak free again. ;D

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« Reply #114 on: October 11, 2014, 08:39:23 am »
Its not leak free after all! Once the seal glue had been left to set for 24 hours I started it up and left it ticking over until it was up to temperature. Had a peek underneath and it was leaking even more than before. Let it cool then removed it and cleaned the oil off the alternator and intercooler (again). Pretty pissed off!

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« Reply #115 on: October 13, 2014, 05:56:51 pm »
Some good news today - my brand spanking new scuttle cover arrived. So did my Leistritz back box - its a little bit grubby but it has been sat around for a long time. I'll give it a scrub and hopefully be fitting it soon.

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Re: T323 JHB
« Reply #116 on: October 13, 2014, 07:43:28 pm »
Where did you get the scuttle tray cover from please?

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Re: T323 JHB
« Reply #117 on: October 14, 2014, 10:47:58 am »
What causes the supercharger to leak? is it poor fitting of seal or something?

Whats special about the back box? is it hard to get hold of?

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Re: T323 JHB
« Reply #118 on: October 14, 2014, 10:54:17 am »
Where did you get the scuttle tray cover from please?
Classic Parts through VW Heritage - the regular ones are not available but the diesel one is. It's the same as a regular one but with a layer of spongy foam on the underside. 8)

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Re: T323 JHB
« Reply #119 on: October 14, 2014, 10:58:08 am »
What causes the supercharger to leak? is it poor fitting of seal or something?

Whats special about the back box? is it hard to get hold of?
Think that the seal glue hasn't worked - don't know 100% for sure yet.
The back box has been obsolete at VW for a few years now.
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