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Offline physicsfool

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Shell Maintenance
« on: October 30, 2013, 02:12:20 pm »
Afternoon Chaps,

I was just wondering how most of you go about maintenance on engine bays and all other typical welding fixes. I cannot afford to take my G off the road as its my daily. And i have managed to stay away from garages thus far.

Its had a grand total of 11 owners and now me, so it was in a bit of a state when i got it. Engine is running sweet thanks to a lot of you and when i muster up the £150 for gearbox service i will be putting that in and taking the GT box off.

But from peering under the car i can see the rear axle needs servicing and both rear drums replacing. I have a spare wings/doors/boot to put on it. but don't want to do that until i know the rest of the car is solid.

where should i be looking on the shell to ensure its not going to collapse in half over the winter?

although cheeky van to re house it.... http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vw-Polo-van-mk2f-project-/161136270774?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item2584785db6

Thanks
« Last Edit: October 30, 2013, 03:04:36 pm by physicsfool »

Offline gaz g40

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Re: Shell Maintenance
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2013, 05:40:56 pm »
I know the owner of the van its solid an hes looked after it aswell mate as it was his daily driver! Looks really nice when all cleaned up piks dont do it justice!

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Re: Shell Maintenance
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2013, 12:11:24 pm »
Yeah nice chap, Would it be fairly easy to lift and pop the G engine in? he says that's what he had in beforehand?

Otherwise which engines would anyone recommend. bearing in mind finances are low   

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Re: Shell Maintenance
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2013, 12:35:20 pm »
g engine fitment is an afternoon+evening plug n play job

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Re: Shell Maintenance
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2013, 12:43:13 pm »
Its had a 1.3 multi point GT engine and a g40 engine init both times me an hims put engine in literally the time scale pete has said matey :)

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Re: Shell Maintenance
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2013, 01:01:50 pm »
Just going through the build thread looks quality..... http://www.polog40.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=8053.0

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Re: Shell Maintenance
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2013, 10:24:18 pm »
Haha ye was a quality sleeper.
Am dude in blue tshirt an the one in the engine bay with my ass showing lmao

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Re: Shell Maintenance
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2013, 12:45:16 pm »
Would you say the gt engine pulls alright? Is it more economical then a g?

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Re: Shell Maintenance
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2013, 01:39:19 pm »
GT engines are strong an simple to fix if needed. G40s can be good on juice if your sensible an tootle round! Then youv got that umph if you need it :)

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Re: Shell Maintenance
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2013, 01:59:49 pm »
Yeah I get around 40mpg in my G, I may have bought the van. So deciding whether to pop my G engine in while I do up the bodywork on my G or pop something else(cheap and simple) in

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Re: Shell Maintenance
« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2013, 03:44:00 pm »
Just wanted to get peoples opinion on this roof damage. Front end damage? All the panels line up. but wasn't sure

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Re: Shell Maintenance
« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2013, 06:38:14 pm »
If not front end damage then clattering over a good sized pot hole can do this.

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Re: Shell Maintenance
« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2013, 07:52:02 pm »
Yeah I saw your build thread with the front end damage. Alright well I will keep an eye on it

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Re: Shell Maintenance
« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2013, 12:21:48 pm »
I bought the charger off it a few months back, seemed tidy enough to me...

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Re: Shell Maintenance
« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2013, 01:08:13 pm »
Yeah i have the shell now. Just needs a bit of welding and a paint and i will pop the engine across.