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  2. i will use gasket aswell although i dont need one. will put some paste on too. pulling engine out today and tomorrow so if leak is from middle around crank then obviously paste won't work.
  3. 🤯 Would instant gasket work? I've sealed rocker covers and sumps that were weeping, not big leak using good quality gasket from a tube.
  4. apparently you have to use the plastic sleeve that comes with the seal when installing. i didn't. infact it's in the bin now. i think it helps prevent the seals from folding over. is it that crucial, have to buy a new seal.housing?
  5. Yesterday
  6. kwijibo_coupe

    Retrotub's mk2 loon on a budget

    No as I cannot take credit for any of the major work on the car, even though I now own it, I didn't build it so I don;t see it as my build if you know what I mean? The brakes are amazing! Literally the best Polo brakes I've ever felt. They actually feel better than my Mk5 Golf.
  7. no probs..lets hope its fixed
  8. Thanks for all the help mate - I owe you a beer if we ever bump in to eachother!
  9. imagine it would be ok..
  10. Fab, thanks. Out of curiosity if there was any oil that made it onto the top of the gasket when the head went down (errant dribble down an oil channel) would that manifest as a buggered gasket straight away or over time?
  11. dont need any special treatment , but i tend to keep checking it over often incase theres a leak or something been left loose etc
  12. Naa wasn't bad, putting it back together was much easier than taking it apart! Triple checked everything and started it up - runs good. Lots of smoke off the exhaust but hopefully that was just the oil from when the head was taken off - can't see any leaks from the new gasket Any advice as to whether I should treat it any different for the first few drives just in case? Is there likely to be any problems down the road if it got all hot just now and revved up fine? Going through the usual stages of paranoia after fixing something (sure there's an extra little squeaking sound underneath the engine note....)
  13. dvderlm

    fuel tank neck repair

    No time to prep and paint it. Also only £15 for tube and clips versus £60.50 for new tank. The flexi tube means filler neck is finally central in tank flap hole after 9 years. It is (9 year old ) 42l that replaced a 36l tank and needed a little surgery. Only the tube corner was pinholed.
  14. steveo3002

    fuel tank neck repair

    why didnt you invest in a new tank?
  15. nope, just main crankshaft bearing cap is behind there. two bolts but within the rubber lips of the crank seal housing
  16. dvderlm

    fuel tank neck repair

    and tank is back in the car with stainless clips holding that tube. Getting the rubber boot on the filler neck when it is free to move is so difficult. Softened the boot in boiling water several times but it cools and hardens then won't slide over. Finally took the kettle out to the car on an extension lead. Tomorrow - reattach the thin breather tubes, smear the clips in grease ... put petrol in the tank.
  17. just been on ebay. alot of the listing now state the rubber lip now acts as the gasket so no other gasket required. the reason my gasket did not fit because if you look at the lower legs of the gasket they prize in a little. I was sold wrong gasket shape. But the fact that I did not use the gasket should not have meant oil leak because the rubber inner lip acts as gasket. So I am not sure why oil is leaking there... Like i said before the actual seals that go around the crankshaft, happen to be 2 separate seals. All I did was push it on and bolt it up making sure i greases the rubber lips on the inner. so i hope i install correct.
  18. That gasket fits loads of engines. Must be a crush gasket as Haynes wants bolts tightened in diagonal pattern for my engine. Looks like the holes match. How did it not fit? Might oil come around a bolt from inside block but outside the thin rubber line?
  19. POLO 6N AFH 1997 I purchased a genuine elring seal: 028103171B I purchased also a gasket: 026103181B I did not use the gasket because it did not fit so i thought because the crank seal had a rubber lip on the inside housing, that they might have updated the design therefore not needing the gasket. I got the part numbers from: https://volkswagen.7zap.com/en/rdw/polo+derby+vento-ind/po/1998-158/1/103-103005/#15 I also noticed that the actual seal that goes around the crankshaft was in two parts. a thin back seal and a front thin seal. Not quite sure how you install that. Anyway got a pretty big oil leak. Pictures below to show what i mean about the inner rubber lip on the housing.
  20. its torque plus angle....torque to x ,then torque to xx ,plus turn 90 or 180 degrees ...says on the packet when you buy a new gasket
  21. Hi out of interest was do you mean by the way of turning those torque angles ? I understand you torque the new head bolts down.
  22. wasnt so bad was it? does it run?
  23. Well, the head is back on - frightening part over. Turning those torque angles was...interesting...
  24. just had a mechanic round and the noise went after a minute, he said the engine sounds spot on. ran 5-6 minutes, 5 bar then went to just over 4 bar then......wait for it.... oil leak at crankseal flywheel/gearbox side. gotta get engine out and gearbox out. i did not put a gasket on the crankseal because there was a rubber lip on the innner side of the housing. i did purchase a cardboard type gasket but it did not fit then. Plus when i saw the rubber lip i thought, what's the point of a gasket when there is a rubber lip there. i've cocked up somewhere here obviously. oh well. atleast engine ran lol
  25. dvderlm

    Retrotub's mk2 loon on a budget

    @kwijibo_coupe Are you going to change id to kwijibo_loon? ( nice to have a brake servo)
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