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Old 18-02-2008, 07:15 PM   #1
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Default Some cheap homemade tools for VW sufferers

...here's a couple of tools that can be very easily made for common vw tasks. apols if this is old hat to some of you.

First is this one for stubborn gudgeon pin removal. I've had ones before that wouldn't respond to heating piston around the pin.

You'll need 3 13mm nuts, 15cms or so of threaded rod to suit, two large washers and a bit of a bike seat post same length as a gudgeon pin.

Sandwich one of the large washers on the rod tight between two of the 13mm nuts. Now grind or file that nut down so its slightly less diameter than a stock gudgeon pin.




To use, simply place rod thru g.pin (circlips removed) with sandwiched washer up against g. pin. Place seatpost piece over rod on other side of piston, then put a large washer on next and then another nut. As you tighten single nut, pin is pulled into seat post piece.



Ignore other tools in second pic - just there for mock-up purposes.


Next up a tool for installing flywheel oil seals. I know there is a proper tool for this but it ain't cheap and I'm sure I'm not alone in having only so much money to spend on tools.

All it is is an old 85.5mm (1600) piston with the 'tabs' taken off.



You'll find its an exact fit for tapping in the seal with a soft faced mallet. Go gently here, you don't want to pinch the seal. I've done a fair few this way now and never had a leaker. When I get round to it I'll fit a pin dead centre of piston face so pressure will be even all around seal.

This pic shows how good a fit it is:




Next up tool for oil relief valve removal:
I had a relief valve that refused to come out. Hermitage tool is 20, and my magnet on stick wouldn't get it so...



Slide rawlplug into valve, turn in screw and look what happens:



Pull on screw head and out she comes.
Total cost: 12p
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Have one for getting the oil seals out its called claw hammer, also useful for removing hub caps and crushing bear cans when your pissed off and cant get something off your bug that's seazed.

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Old 18-02-2008, 07:27 PM   #3
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The only tool I have EVER needed on my Dubs!
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Some clever tools, Fredster!

I have the matching snips to 914's mallet:

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Ah! I knew I lent them to someone Speedy!

By the way hows that lawn mower I let you borrow working out for you?



If you are having trouble with the neighbours with that one, I can always lend you the other one...

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HaHa!!

The grass is so tough here, that's what I use the snips on!

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a slightly worn grinding disc works nicely on flywheel oil seals too!

& a 3"long 1/2"drive extension bar is fractionally smaller than a gudgeon pin..or wrist pin as volksworld keep insist on calling it!
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'n Boer maak 'n plan! Literally a farmer makes a plan, an Afrikaans expression used for when one comes up with a homebrew solution.
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Anyone got a tip for got in out the dizzy shaft that's easy to make up

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Anyone got a tip for got in out the dizzy shaft that's easy to make up

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Chopstick, pencil or magnet on a stick. First two may require a knife & hammer
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