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  1. Watercooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi, the video gives you a step by step tutorial how to replace the rear brake rotors and pads on a Golf 4 convertible. Because the races of the wheel bearings are pressed in the rotor, the bearings have to be replaced also in this repair. The video explains the additional work in detail. The...
  2. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    As with many beetles mine is a bit of a mishmash of parts, I recently replaced the dropped spindles I bought it with for a set of standard ball joint type spindles. It's a 66 with disc brakes and the dropped spindles had the wide/later style tie rod ends, the standards have the narrows, enabling...
  3. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Have a new crank but need to know what size bearings I need, its a standard case (no line bore) the main bearing journals measure at 54.7mm and the rod journals measure at 55.3mm. any help appreciated! Ryan
  4. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    as i had some free time yesterday i thought i'd take pics to help anyone doing this at home as i much prefer a pictorial guide, feel free to add tips (correct my lies)... removing and replacing bearings, races and seal step 1 before you start pop the new races in the freezer, as they are a...
  5. Watercooled Mechanical Tech
    I'm going to buy my first T25 and the one I'm looking at will need the gearbox changing in the near future with possible gear linkages overhaul needed. The owner says it's a problem with the bearings and something to do with the gear shaft? It's for a 1.9TDi Golf engine and I was wondering if...
  6. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Reading up about main bearing installation to the case. The dowel pin is to stop the bearing rotating in the case, and I know of some aircooled motorcycle applications a bearing retaining compound such as Loctite 680 has also been used. Has anyone used this on a VW bottom end, where a dowel pin...
  7. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi, i've just started putting together a new engine (1955cc) and the crankshaft and cam spin fine in the case until I fully tighten the six main nuts on the crankcase and then the crankshaft siezes and is unable to spin. All the bearings are located on thier dowels and are (appear?) to be in the...
  8. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Take a look at the photos below of my crankcase. I had it line bored last year 0.5mm with a 1mm thrust. New bearings went in and the engine has only done a 1000 or so miles since. Mains 1,2 and 3 show this wear but you can only feel it with your finger on 1 and a little on 2. I can't get any...
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