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  1. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi all, I have recently purchased some valves for replacing mine as they are quite dimpled and as I have the engine out think it would be a good thing to do. Now I stupidly bought the wrong sized inlet valves, 35mm (standard I think?) and now I have (one of) the old valves off I measured it to...
  2. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    I have a 1971 T2 with an engine I have rebuilt about 6 months ago.. It has 1641 Bs&Ps, standard everything else I think in there to.. I bought a couple of Spanish webber 34 ICT's from JK but haven't managed to start the engine yet and its really frustrating.!!! On inspection of the distributor...
  3. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    might sound really stupid but how do iset the valve clearences up properly, i have a 1914cc engine that i have just fitted but i want to service it before i run it it like , i hve the feeler gauge but what do i need to do like step by step for the the whole process ?? any help would be great as...
  4. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Out with the boy for a spin on the weekend and the car pulled up like it was out of fuel... Got towed home and checked a few things; Fuel guage (good) Petrol (plenty) Spark (seemingly) swapped out the plastic in line petrol filter (between pump and carb) for a length of good hose, loads of crap...
  5. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Does the spec and indeed valve size really matter all that much bearing in mind its the turbo thats stuffing the mixture in and inlet flow isnt such an important aspect ??
  6. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    I know its a simple question but................................ Just bought some new heads, do i need to lap the valves before bolting them on?
  7. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    just had my carbs re balanced and was told i had a misfire on cylinder one on closer inspection i have found white oily resadue in the filler neck would this be head gasket or a breather problem have got new leads and plugs and i am re doing the valves any ideas would be great thanks
  8. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi, I've just bought a brand new mexican 1600 TP head for the van. I'm not sure its been machined correctly as one valves sits a fair bit higher than the other ones. 3 of the 4 all have a machined spotface but the fourth one sits proud as opposed to the other one I've measured the drop...
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