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  1. Watercooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi all, I can't bleed the brakes on my mk4 Golf (2001 1.6 16V)!! I replaced both rear pads and discs on the rear as just bought the car and failed MOT due to imbalanced brakes on rear axle. I bled the brakes by doing it the old fashioned way making sure the master cylinder cap was off and...
  2. Watercooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi, the video gives you a step by step tutorial how to replace the rear brake pads of your Golf Plus. The technics of the Golf Plus is from the Golf 5, thus the tutorial can be applied also there. The video has a German soundtrack but English subtitles are available. If you don't see them by...
  3. Items For Sale - AUTO
    Hi, Here I have for sale my brand new ssp wheels 4.5" fronts 5.5" rear These were going on my 69 bug so have the Porsche pattern drums to go with. These have been painted silver. I also have the hand painted centre caps. This little lot cost me around £900 so offers around that please...
  4. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    1972 Bay with 1973 rear brakes. I have adjusted the rear brakes in the past and never had this problem.... Fitted new hubs, shoes, slave cyls and star adjusters. I adjusted the rear brakes and handbrakes - perfect, well for 200 miles anyway. Then I could pull the handbrake on 11 notches and the...
  5. Items Wanted - AUTO
    Hey, Trying to finish my chassis restoration but I am missing this clevis: It's the Clevis that attaches the brake pedal to the pushrod the actions the master cylinder. Image below. Thank you. I know I could make it and I will do if no-one has one, but bugin is getting closer and the body...
  6. Items For Sale - AUTO
    Price Reduced!!! Grab a deal, genuine period brake setup. Complete set of 356B Drum brake Backing Plates with all hardware and refurbished components. Freshly relined shoes and stainless steel fasteners. These are in great condition and ready to fit. Ready for standard or GT spec B drums...
  7. Items For Sale - AUTO
    Thinking about machining up some custom front hubs to run some different wheels, I was just going to use a wheel spacer, but it looks like the easiest way is to just switch the hub out if I can sell the old ones on - would anyone be interested in buying the Wilwoods? They're the 5-star...
  8. Items Wanted - AUTO
    Hey, As the title suggests I am looking for an entire rhd pedal assembly for an oval or early bug (if the parts are the same as the oval ones). It's the brake pedal and master cyljnder linkage I am really after. If you can recommend a source that would be great too and ill gove them a ring. Cheers
  9. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    hi all, i will keep my questions simple although i wonder if replies may be more involved? i have a splitty which i have decided to restore at long last. - part of reason for delay i had stroke which purely from a practical point of view means my mrs will need to drive the van. she is stating...
  10. Items For Sale - AUTO
    Original Beetle interior handles: All in good condition, almost NOS and will clean up nicely! Only very slight scratches and dulling of vinyl (you'll have to get your magnifying glass out for that!) All would be great on resto projects or as replacements for knackered ones. I have multiples of...
  11. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi there, Mk2 Polo Coupe S I have front disk brakes and rear drums, after a certain time there seems to be a lot of play in the brake pedal and very little resistance (I think this will be due to the brakes heating up) but I've heard of many people that drum brakes are very dodgy and was just...
  12. Items For Sale - AUTO
    SOLD A fully bolt-on Brembo 4-pot vented front disc brake conversion for a ball joint Beetle / Ghia. The kit comprises of: - A pair of Brembo 4-pot alloy radial mount Callipers. - A pair of Kerscher 278mm vented discs (5 x 130 / Porsche Patten) - not pictured but included! - A pair of Ball...
  13. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Noticed over the last few days that the brakes on my Fastback have been a little odd. Working well, but working even better if I let off of the brakes and press them again. When I did this the pedal felt all over sudden higher, slightly firmer and braking better as a result. The brakes have...
  14. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    On my master cylinder (single) there's like a rubber bung in the top with the brake pipe going through, but I don't see how you remove it to replace the brake pipe?
  15. Items For Sale - AUTO
    I have the following parts left over from a rebuild of my buggy chassis. Accelerator repair kit 1957-65 retail £10.50 asking £5 Throttle cable 53-12/65 says 1200 standard retails @ £6.30 asking £4 2x Rear cylinders LPR 4936 1200 3/4 diameter retail £9 each asking £10 the pair Rear brake shoes...
  16. Watercooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi, the video gives you a step by step tutorial how to replace the rear brake pads: The video has a German soundtrack, but English subtitles are added to YouTube. If you don't see them by default, watch the video directly at YouTube and press subtitle button below the frame. Best regards...
  17. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi All Just failed the MOT on a broken hanbrake cable, so need to strip the rear brake. I have a 36mm socket welded to a 3/4" thick bar, which I then put through a scafold pole. I have now snapped the bar twice trying to undo the nut! I think I need something with a little more force! Would an...
  18. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Recently replaced all brake pipes from MC to fronts and rears on '77 bay. Total overhaul of rear brakes inc shoes, cylinders, back plates etc. Cleaned out MC reservoir and all fluid was drained out of the system. Adjusted rears shoes, re-filled header tank with fluid and began bleeding...
  19. Items For Sale - AUTO
    Arguably some of the best brakes you can put on your beetle. RRP for the front kit is £1000 + vat and postage In very good condition with hardly much use , looking for £500. These stop on the button and if your building a performance , high end beetle these are a must. Sorry for poor picture...
  20. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    As the title says, i have a low rumbling kind of rubbing noise, which i think is coming from one of the back wheels. The noise stops if i gently press my brakes (not enough to stop though) and can get pretty loud if i go 50mph +... Does this sound like it could be something as simple as the...
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