Today I.....

So today

I completed the rebuild of my TT Front brake Calipers , using new pistons , seals slider pins , rubbers , anti rattle springs , and bleed valves

So from rusty pile of eBay rubbish to something you don’t mind working on

This is the 1st time I have rebuild a set of Calipers so dead pleased to have worked out how to get all seals and pistons back into place without throwing my toys out of the pram .....

Final degrease and last coat of paint to complete the job , ready for bolting up later into the year to Basil , along with the 312mm disc , polo hubs etc

Replace the starter motor to “ egg “ thanks to Pete for supplying a good used one , final job of the morning was to adjust the hand brake to Egg

That’s all folks!!
 

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Pinkythelabrat

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Today I... did a filters and oil service on my car and tried to hunt down the cause of my coolant loss.

Head gasket leak test on the coolant to check for contamination with combustion was negative - whew...

I found coolant dripping from the underside of the gearbox on the near side. Directly under the header tank. No obvious coolant anywhere else. I’m thinking it’s leaking from the tank. The cap, when fully tightened, still had quite a bit of play land movement. Luckily I had a spare so I swapped and the replacement didn’t move at all. Perhaps just a bad seal on the cap. Fingers crossed.

While I was in there I noticed that the big silver intercooler pipe across the front of the engine was seriously rattly and mobile. The little rubber block and bolt on the middle seemed to have no grip at all. I tightened it up and a serious amount of rattle seems to have gone.

Fingers crossed that my problems are sorted.


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Pinkythelabrat

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Muska

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@Darren C nice attention to detail on the partial strip down! :cool: Lovely pics too!

Your A2 looks stunning, really looking forward to having a good look at a show this year :)
 

Leopard680

A2OC Donor
Today I... did a filters and oil service on my car and tried to hunt down the cause of my coolant loss.

Head gasket leak test on the coolant to check for contamination with combustion was negative - whew...

I found coolant dripping from the underside of the gearbox on the near side. Directly under the header tank. No obvious coolant anywhere else. I’m thinking it’s leaking from the tank. The cap, when fully tightened, still had quite a bit of play land movement. Luckily I had a spare so I swapped and the replacement didn’t move at all. Perhaps just a bad seal on the cap. Fingers crossed.

While I was in there I noticed that the big silver intercooler pipe across the front of the engine was seriously rattly and mobile. The little rubber block and bolt on the middle seemed to have no grip at all. I tightened it up and a serious amount of rattle seems to have gone.

Fingers crossed that my problems are sorted.


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Check your Coolant Flange. And the Tandem Pump End Gasket. Diesel leaks from these and attacks the Coolant Flange Gasket and the various Coolant Pipes in that area... New End Plate Gaskets are available separately from Darwen Diesels... 👍 👍 👍
 

Darren C

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Cheers buddy, it isn't perfect, none are, appreciate your kind comments. I look forward to having a good look around your lovely Storm too.

@Darren C nice attention to detail on the partial strip down! :cool: Lovely pics too!

Your A2 looks stunning, really looking forward to having a good look at a show this year :)
 
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