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    Thanks for your replies. Especially for putting...

    Thanks for your replies. Especially for putting my mind at ease about the different inlet manifold ends, Mick.

    I've checked the position of the spark plug leads a number of times. I've sprayed...
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    Cylinder 3 and 4 not firing

    I seem to have the mirror image problem that Jonesy25 posted about a couple of months ago.

    Rebuilt 1600 engine from the Engine shop, using single carb. Cylinders 1 and 2 get up to operating...
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    No, it's a standard mechanical pump. Actually,...

    No, it's a standard mechanical pump.

    Actually, thinking about that diagram, it's the ball valve on the right that's supposed to stop flow until the accelerator pump is actuated. In any case, it's...
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    solex 34 pict 3 accelerator pump dripping

    I fitted a rebuilt solex 34 pict 3 and couldn't set the idle, because fuel is constantly dripping from the accelerator pump nozzle. Took the carb off again and confirmed that the little ball that's...
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    electronic distributor

    Anyone had any experience of using Stealth's products such as ...
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    VW aircooled crank pulley removal

    I've stripped my engine for replacement except for the crank pulley. Anyone got any hints on how to remove it without a puller?
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    Decided to go with The Engine Shop in the end....

    Decided to go with The Engine Shop in the end. More convenient to where I stay when I'm in the UK.

    BTW it looks like CoolAir are just down the road from them.

    Pick up planned for 1st June :)
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    Thanks guys. That's very helpful.

    Thanks guys. That's very helpful.
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    UK sources for reconditioned engines

    Not sure if this is the right place to post this.

    A while ago I mentioned an oil leak that was getting worse... So I stuck some fluorescent dye in the oil and ran the engine for a while. When it...
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    Thanks Jim. That's given me some ideas of where...

    Thanks Jim. That's given me some ideas of where to start.

    All the best,
    Nigel
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    Great sense of humour. Not!

    A beautiful sunny day in France, temperature about 30+ C .

    So I pulled up at my destination, switched off the motor and pressed the button to lift the roof. The hydraulic pump whirred gently under...
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    Oil leak from Beetle engine.

    When I had my last equivalent of the MOT in France, they advised me of a small oil leak. This was a surprise to me as until then the engine had been oil tight. So when I got home I left a piece of...
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    Just for info: it did pop out again so I bought...

    Just for info: it did pop out again so I bought the item suggested by Steve. It works well.
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    Free Nylon top hat bushes

    http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff92/lessalines/nova/TOPHAT%20NYLON%20INSERTS.jpg

    External diameter of the bush is 11mm, internal diameter is 8.7mm.

    I ordered 10, the minimum quantity, and...
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    Thanks very much for that link Steve. If it pops...

    Thanks very much for that link Steve. If it pops out again I'll get one. :thumbup:
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    Well, I was already aware that the grease would...

    Well, I was already aware that the grease would act as a lubricant. :-) However, I wondered whether by creating a seal around the ball, it would make it more difficult to lift off, as no air would be...
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    Wiper ball and socket problem

    For long distances I've got a Nissan Primera with automatic wipers. The other day with some light rain, the wipers panicked and shot across the screen at warp speed... and stopped. The "ball" on the...
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    Have you had any issues with people paying by...

    Have you had any issues with people paying by PayPal or don't you use it?
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    Yeah, I was a bit surprised too when she talked...

    Yeah, I was a bit surprised too when she talked me through the results and the brakes was only an information point.

    She was only a wee slip of a girl, so there was a lot of mumbling from her as...
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    Thanks. I was lucky with the weather: I had...

    Thanks. I was lucky with the weather: I had originally booked the appointment for yesterday, but had to postpone because of an emergency visit to the vet. Just as well as yesterday there was a storm...
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    Took Aumie for the CT, the French MOT, this...

    Took Aumie for the CT, the French MOT, this afternoon. And passed!!:banana:

    That's good for another 5 years.
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    You live and learn :)

    You live and learn :)
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    Thanks for the advice guys. I made a tool: ...

    Thanks for the advice guys.

    I made a tool:
    http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff92/lessalines/Window%20seal%20tool.jpg

    Note the safety handles to protect the paintwork. ;)

    I'm don't know...
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    Petrol So much for a one word answer: my...

    Petrol

    So much for a one word answer: my message was rejected as too short.
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    Jefferson Airplane is a tricky one for Brits,...

    Jefferson

    Airplane is a tricky one for Brits, as we normally use aeroplane, so airplane doesn't resonate.
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