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SlamBam 20-06-2009 03:47 PM

Need Mechanic South Croydon
 
I could do with one, fairly urgent. My bug is over idling and I can't get to grips with sorting it. It was running perfect before but then it went to a garage..........and the rest ........is a long story.

Car turns over ok but as soon as I apply throttle it doesn't seem to return to idle correctly. I have to push my finger on the throttle cable in the footwell housing (which doesn't seem to be fitted correctly) to return it when stationary for a long time.

I'm sure it just needs setting up really, carb adjusting etc.

no tools no clue no time

So could do with someone who can sort this for me. Cash paying.:D Hopefully before 2nd July as I have a good pal coming down south who I'm taking to Goodwood in it.

monkeyonboard 20-06-2009 06:33 PM

Hello mate

You can try Darren at VW Airfix (Stanley Park Road, Wallington/Carshalton)

or

Steve at South London VWs (next to Dingwall motor auctions round the back of beddington Asda)

or

Phil at Brickfields

http://www.brickfieldautos.com/

*edit* give empi power (Rob) a shout he could probably sort it for you but I think he is away this weekend

All pretty local to you. If I had some spare time I would come over and have a look but I am a bit snowed under at the minute. If you get really stuck give us a shout and I will see if I can come over and have a look, at worst you can always come over and borrow some tools if you need to.

Have a search through the mech tech forum, you could probably find the solution in there.

Pyro 20-06-2009 07:36 PM

Where in South london are you? I'm in Cheam near sutton, if you get stuck I'll have a look.




SlamBam 20-06-2009 08:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pyro (Post 6083482)
Where in South london are you? I'm in Cheam near sutton, if you get stuck I'll have a look.

Quite close, South Croydon. Thanks for the offer, if I can't get it sorted soon I might give you a shout and pop over if that's :cool:

GeeBee 21-06-2009 09:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by monkeyonboard (Post 6083312)
Hello mate

Phil at Brickfields

http://www.brickfieldautos.com/


Done work for me, great chap.

GB

SlamBam 21-06-2009 10:51 AM

Phil is too busy & I wasn't impressed with his last quote for some work, with the job now going to someone else because of this. Which is a shame as his work looks spot on and he's convenient.

However, I need someone local to help me sort the little problem with the throttle, and pronto as I'm taking a good pal to Goodwood. The geezer has just gone through years of hell with the big C and this is the first time he has been away from home and has always wanted to go the event so I need to make sure I can get him there and back! I have used Darren too, but there lies the route of the problem. I am going to give South London VW's a try, that is if they are still going.

Has anyone used Mayflowers in Brixton? I remember calling in and having a chat with him years ago but didn't end up returning.

SPANNERBOY 21-06-2009 11:13 AM

Good quality work always comes at a premium,but cheaper in the long run;)

SlamBam 21-06-2009 11:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SPANNERBOY (Post 6084751)
Good quality work always comes at a premium,but cheaper in the long run;)

Totally agree. However there are nigh on 100 p/hr reasons.;)

monkeyonboard 21-06-2009 06:44 PM

Tell Steve at SLVW's I said you should give him a try and he should see you right:)

monkeyonboard 21-06-2009 06:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SPANNERBOY (Post 6084751)
Good quality work always comes at a premium,but cheaper in the long run;)

not strictly true Si, I think your rates are very fair and I am always happy with the work you do.

SlamBam 21-06-2009 07:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by monkeyonboard (Post 6085509)
Tell Steve at SLVW's I said you should give him a try and he should see you right:)


I've given Pete Nice a knock to see if he is going to be around anytime soon but will def give Steve a try. I have a few things that I'm looking to get done.

(will get to one of your meets at some time;))

MM 21-06-2009 07:39 PM

Brickfield autos charges are 55 per hour by the way, reasonable I think...certainly no more than a regular car mechanic;)

SlamBam 21-06-2009 08:06 PM

I think I caught him on bad day.;)

monkeyonboard 21-06-2009 10:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SlamBam (Post 6085567)
I've given Pete Nice a knock to see if he is going to be around anytime soon but will def give Steve a try. I have a few things that I'm looking to get done.

(will get to one of your meets at some time;))

forgot to mention Pete, wasn't sure if we were too far out for him.

Be good to see you at a meet, although I haven't been for a while:o

Quote:

Originally Posted by SlamBam (Post 6085719)
I think I caught him on bad day.;)

I reckon you must have, I have never heard anything bad about Phil

GTi Mad Man 21-06-2009 10:32 PM

or fialing all else get it booked in at southern carbs in wimblkedon proper main delorto pierburg and webber main agents with rollign road

monkeyonboard 22-06-2009 06:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GTi Mad Man (Post 6086307)
or fialing all else get it booked in at southern carbs in wimblkedon proper main delorto pierburg and webber main agents with rollign road

thats handy to know, cheers dude:D

Pyro 30-06-2009 09:07 AM

Did you get this sorted? As I am free during the day now.




JESUS 01-07-2009 07:34 AM

from my experience i have ssen lots of vehicles coming from south london vdubs that suffer SERIOUS issues within a week or so and the work seems to have either been wrongly or just inadequately done. I wouldn't mention this but have seen a few brake failures after this garage has worked on them!!!

Phil is my first choice outa the three Stu suggested, Honest Trustworthy and a fair price!

SlamBam 01-07-2009 09:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pyro (Post 6110413)
Did you get this sorted? As I am free during the day now.

Many thanks - Should be sorted for this issue as I have Pete Nice popping by today to have a look at it.

kombilove 02-07-2009 09:47 PM

hi,,have you sorted your car out yet?

GeeBee 03-07-2009 11:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SlamBam (Post 6084699)
problem. I am going to give South London VW's a try, that is if they are still going.
.


If you do speak to him could you chase up m,y quote for work, I think ist only been about 18 months, 2 years now. I gave up chasing him after the 20 time...

Maybe he dosnt need the work....:confused:

GB

monkeyonboard 03-07-2009 12:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JESUS (Post 6113530)
from my experience i have ssen lots of vehicles coming from south london vdubs that suffer SERIOUS issues within a week or so and the work seems to have either been wrongly or just inadequately done. I wouldn't mention this but have seen a few brake failures after this garage has worked on them!!!

Phil is my first choice outa the three Stu suggested, Honest Trustworthy and a fair price!

I know others have been less than happy with SLVW, but I have never had a single problem. Just speaking as I find.

I would second a recommendation for Phil's work.

Quote:

Originally Posted by GeeBee (Post 6119812)
If you do speak to him could you chase up m,y quote for work, I think ist only been about 18 months, 2 years now. I gave up chasing him after the 20 time...

Maybe he dosnt need the work....:confused:

GB

He can be a funny fucker sometimes, but he has had some up's and downs in the last 18mths.

SlamBam 04-07-2009 06:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kombilove (Post 6118646)
hi,,have you sorted your car out yet?

all sorted (although stil need to brake conversion sorting) -

Pete Nice spent a day sorting out a few things and now running perfectly, had to replace a clutch that (:mad:) Airfix had fitted only a matter of months ago, I now have working brakes and the engine is running sweet - Aircooled Technics = top top man. :cool:

Now I'm orf ta Goodwood to give her a proper run out. :D

monkeyonboard 04-07-2009 07:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SlamBam (Post 6121979)
all sorted (although stil need to brake conversion sorting) -

Pete Nice spent a day sorting out a few things and now running perfectly, had to replace a clutch that (:mad:) Airfix had fitted only a matter of months ago, I now have working brakes and the engine is running sweet - Aircooled Technics = top top man. :cool:

Now I'm orf ta Goodwood to give her a proper run out. :D

have a good day:D

what happened to the clutch?

SlamBam 04-07-2009 08:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by monkeyonboard (Post 6121991)
have a good day:D

what happened to the clutch?



Goodwood was smashing - great day.

The clutch that Pete took out of the car was in pieces. As he picked it up in front of me 4 of the 6 rivet heads fell off from under where the arms are attached. Springs from the arms all over the place. We thought it was the release bearing that was the problem but that was fine and it was the clutch that was goosed! Surprising as it was supposed to be a new one only 2 months ago.

So we had to get another new clutch and Pete sorted it out. The clutch cable had been over adjusted by quite a bit and I'm now not certain it was a new clutch at all.

I'm quite pissed off about it all as I also paid for a full engine service. What I received amounted to an oil change, points & plugs. Fair to say it won't be going back.

Great service from Pete though, spent a full day sorting it all out and showed me a few basic things about servicing it myself. V.pleased - although broke down on the way to Goodwood as part of the arm off the carb snapped and I lost throttle. Borrowed some tools from a local and got to Goodwood, later I acquired a hex nut from one of the mechanics in the paddock to secure the throttle cable to get us home.

monkeyonboard 05-07-2009 12:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SlamBam (Post 6123178)
Goodwood was smashing - great day.

The clutch that Pete took out of the car was in pieces. As he picked it up in front of me 4 of the 6 rivet heads fell off from under where the arms are attached. Springs from the arms all over the place. We thought it was the release bearing that was the problem but that was fine and it was the clutch that was goosed! Surprising as it was supposed to be a new one only 2 months ago.

So we had to get another new clutch and Pete sorted it out. The clutch cable had been over adjusted by quite a bit and I'm now not certain it was a new clutch at all.

I'm quite pissed off about it all as I also paid for a full engine service. What I received amounted to an oil change, points & plugs. Fair to say it won't be going back.

Great service from Pete though, spent a full day sorting it all out and showed me a few basic things about servicing it myself. V.pleased - although broke down on the way to Goodwood as part of the arm off the carb snapped and I lost throttle. Borrowed some tools from a local and got to Goodwood, later I acquired a hex nut from one of the mechanics in the paddock to secure the throttle cable to get us home.

good to hear you got sorted out, eventually.

What carb are you running? I have a spare carb that I am keeping for bits, you would be welcome to pop round and see if you can get the replacement for the bit that broke.

SlamBam 05-07-2009 10:57 AM

The arm that is connected to the spring has a u shaped ending which snapped on the way to Goodwood yesterday.

I can't for the life of me get the arm to return on it's own and therefore idle correctly. tried the spring and idle adjust to no end.

The car idles too high/the throttle sticks open and I have to pull the arm back manually to get it to idle at low revs.

Pete had the same problem the other day and only just managed to get it sorted but with thar now snapping it seems to have gone back to the same prob. I have thrown on 3 washers and a hex nut to hold the barrel in tight that the grub screw goes into but still the arm won't return to the correct spot.

???

monkeyonboard 06-07-2009 12:23 PM

do you know what carb you are running? or if you want to take a pic and stick it up here I will look and see if it is the same as mine.

If its the same you can have the bits to fix yours.

I am just down the road in carshalton so you are welcome to pop round and have a look.

SlamBam 06-07-2009 01:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by monkeyonboard (Post 6126774)
do you know what carb you are running? or if you want to take a pic and stick it up here I will look and see if it is the same as mine.

If its the same you can have the bits to fix yours.

I am just down the road in carshalton so you are welcome to pop round and have a look.


progressive weber.

Here we go:

https://www.volkszone.com/VZi/showthread.php?t=569235

I am going to have a go at shortening the spring when I get home, failing that I'm thinking that maybe I need to get a new plate fabricated that stands off the carb/further away. Not sure where to go for this though.

monkeyonboard 06-07-2009 07:14 PM

the carb I have is a solex/brosol one so probably no good:(

SlamBam 06-07-2009 07:48 PM

Not to worry, I' had go at throwing on a second spring which brought it back so much but still far too high. There is something not right with that linking arm.

Being a prized spanner I have now gone and lost a screwy in the engine which I have just spent a good hour trying to get at to no avail.!!

Thinking that I may as well get another carb, could do with changing the alternator too so may get it all done as one job.

It's a 1641 twin port, what carbs should I be looking at?

monkeyonboard 06-07-2009 10:55 PM

:eek: do you meaninside the engine or in the engine bay somewhere.

no idea on carbs. better to ask in mech tech I reckon.


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