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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. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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?
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Need to renew front brake on 66 bug got leaky wheel cylinder... The Flexi hose that goes to back of it is seized in :confused: ok, so bought new flexihose and cylinder, so thought I could go further back and remover flexihose from solid brake line, well thats seized! How can I easily un-seize...
  13. Watercooled Mechanical Tech
    Hello, 2 days ago i had the pads and discs changed all round on my 2000 polo gti. There is a slight problem with the front discs or pads i believe. When i brake at slow speeds and gradually come to a stop there is a judder noise and it comes up through the pedal. also it does this if i brake...
  14. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    recently upgraded my 1970 beetle to front disc brakes. pedal feels nice and firm, not too much free play. just wondering whether i should put 22mm (front) wheel cylinders on the rear as the fronts are locking up waaay before the rears. would this nudge the balance back in the right direction?
  15. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi having a spot of bother with my 59 beetle - recently replaced the master cylinder still single circuit as the old was was screwed - but now having problems with the front brakes binding. Car is running cb wide 5 disks front and standard rear drums. checked push rod play and car has mainly...
  16. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi all, I know (well I think) that this sounds weird but my brakes are being a little...odd. I have a 1303 - new rear disks fitted a year or so ago and I do very few miles in the car but I was driving her the other day -about 10 miles only when I went to brake-put my foot down and nothing...
  17. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    im thinking of putting one of these on my master cylinder ... http://www.vwheritage.com/vw_spares_Brake-Reservoir-lower71-7mm-inlets-85mm-apart-servo-only_act_shop.product_pID_108211_lang_EN_country_GB.htm then running some blue hose to the OG fluid reservoir in the wheel well (59 T1). i...
  18. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    as it says, before i splash out on a new dual circuit MC i though id see if i could use this? going into my 59 T1 as i've got discs on order for the front end. IMG_1609 IMG_1608
  19. Business Recommendations
    Hello, I am new to the forum, I have noticed there are text about what to look out for when buying a car, so I know what is up with that, so I don't think I need to ask about that. so 1300 beetle. I am interested in buying one and upgrading to 2275 210 hp circa. I need a roll cage. What I...
  20. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi, Has anyone a clear jpeg of the rear assembly, specificly looking at where the handbrake cable sits in the drum and clamps, and where the solid metal part should sit. Cheers
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