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Old 09-07-2018, 07:39 PM   #11
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Are these tried and tested on a vw engine? Tx
Yep, several years and still dry.
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Before I order one is this the correct size for a 1.6 engine code ad? Thanks.
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I took my newly built (by me) 1641 out last night for it's first run.
I've done the cam burn. I've had it running to get it timed and tuned.
A guy came yesterday to balance the carbs etc and took it round the block, all was well.
I popped out to put in some fuel and check the tyre pressures and came back to pick up Mrs C and one of the wallet drainers and off we went.
Gear shift went a bit Pete Tong and I ended up with just third and fourth.
Got it home and had a quick walk around the back, to be greeted with some oil patches.
Leaking from between the engine case and gearbox.
It's done just 10 miles on the road!
Engine was built up and then left for a few months, so was wondering perhaps the silicone seal dried out?
I've just ordered a new vitron seal as suggested and have got Thur and Fri off this week so will endeavour to get it changed, along with a rear bush on the shift rod (I'm guessing that is what put my shift out).
Nothing like a bit of pressure though? I've got to get it off my drive by 9am on Monday as I've got scaffolding going up and if not it'll be locked in for 12 weeks!
D'oh!
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Before I order one is this the correct size for a 1.6 engine code ad? Thanks.
The size I gave is correct for a standard type 1 unit, ie not a type 4 engine, so yes should be fine.
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I took my newly built (by me) 1641 out last night for it's first run.
I've done the cam burn. I've had it running to get it timed and tuned.
A guy came yesterday to balance the carbs etc and took it round the block, all was well.
I popped out to put in some fuel and check the tyre pressures and came back to pick up Mrs C and one of the wallet drainers and off we went.
Gear shift went a bit Pete Tong and I ended up with just third and fourth.
Got it home and had a quick walk around the back, to be greeted with some oil patches.
Leaking from between the engine case and gearbox.
It's done just 10 miles on the road!
Engine was built up and then left for a few months, so was wondering perhaps the silicone seal dried out?
I've just ordered a new vitron seal as suggested and have got Thur and Fri off this week so will endeavour to get it changed, along with a rear bush on the shift rod (I'm guessing that is what put my shift out).
Nothing like a bit of pressure though? I've got to get it off my drive by 9am on Monday as I've got scaffolding going up and if not it'll be locked in for 12 weeks!
D'oh!
Check back of flywheel where seal sits for marks or groves as well.
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Check back of flywheel where seal sits for marks or groves as well.
Thanks for that tip Bud, I will do. I guess a small mark or groove could have a detrimental effect.
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Thanks for that tip Bud, I will do. I guess a small mark or groove could have a detrimental effect.
Any marks, groves or rust will cause leaks. Push seal onto back of flywheel as well so you can see contact surface and replace o rings whilst your there if its lost its round profile. Note you can get a double lip viton seal, but not sure if it will help, depends where the contact points are.
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Thanks have ordered one hopefully be here tomorrow and get it back on the road.
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Any marks, groves or rust will cause leaks. Push seal onto back of flywheel as well so you can see contact surface and replace o rings whilst your there if its lost its round profile. Note you can get a double lip viton seal, but not sure if it will help, depends where the contact points are.

I've not ordered a replacement o-ring. This one is brand new and has done a cam burn, a carb balance and then 10 miles. Should be ok!
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This mine when engine out and old seal in if this was leaking wouldn’t there be oil everywhere ?
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