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  1. I drive petrol tankers for a living,in a nutshell,the media is the problem,yes we have a small staff problem,but most of us are doing extra shifts to cover this,unfortunately there aren't enough tankers in the country to cover the demand we've seen today,up to now we have been coping(just),but stupid comments that were made ie sites closing,no deliveries etc causes Joe public to hit the panic button, remember the toilet roll saga last year
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  2. Hi all. Just wanted to say a public and huge thanks to Nige8021. He is really knowledgeable and super keen to help. In PMs he's provided me with loads of detail and some helpful suggestions which I will use. My girlfriend should be mobile again quite soon. Engine code AUD confirmed and plan in place! Thanks Nige.
    2 points
  3. Yep - completely agree about the media. It is just amazing how people over react. There are conspiracy theories that I find completely plausible that the haulage and oil companies were leaking stories to the media with this very reaction in mind so to pressure the Gvmt into accepting drivers from overseas. It may or may not be necessary in the short term but I believe the truth is these companies just want to screw over foreign drivers on low rates of pay and screw over UK drivers similarly using the foreign drivers to apply pressure . I am not particularly left wing but we are at a horrib
    1 point
  4. Another one of those less than pleasant jobs done this afternoon - the underside is now sporting a decent layer of wax. I masked up the lower bodywork first to avoid having to clean any overspray off it. A couple of hours was then spent unloading the cans of Dynax UB onto to the entire underside. I'll leave it to harden up a bit, then I can start putting the brake and fuel lines, tank etc. back in.
    1 point
  5. The underside tape pretty much came off in one piece, so a bit of wax application was due. I did the front footwell/lower bulkhead parts first. The rear inner arches were done next, preparing me for the misery of lying on my back getting showered in wax mist. I called it a day before doing the underside proper - I'm planning on using some old throwaway clothes when the time comes as I'll be wearing a fair amount of the wax by the time it's all covered.
    1 point
  6. Had an awesome weekend at Fitted, and came home with a top 20 award, I couldnt believe it!
    1 point
  7. Absolute stunner, congratulations!
    1 point
  8. Hi - I just managed to confirm that an old girl (1.4 8v 6n2) WILL be compatible with E10 - confirmed by VW. (Per Yeti above) - I understand that there is a 2002 - 2006 version that is not compatible but thereafter again compatible. 8p to 10p per litre extra to buy the whizz bang e5 feels like an attack on the less wealthy to me. Thanks all for your interest - I called 0800 333666 if anyone needs VW to confirm this stuff.
    1 point
  9. First Welcome to the forum. I would try and find a mobile repair company like these https://www.pirtek.co.uk/
    1 point
  10. Well its pretty much done for now! Still a few niggly things to sort but im happy for now! It feels so good to be driving it again, It'll be at the fitted show in manchester this weekend .
    1 point
  11. Thanks for the reply Dvderlm. What you advise makes perfect sense - even to me. I got a tyre check at Kwik fit because the rear tyres were a bit flat. It may have been my misunderstanding - they may have said damaged. They put sealant in rims, which they said would last a few weeks. Sounds like a second opinion and new tyres may be in order. Thanking you again for the wise words.
    1 point
  12. Haha yes apparently I asked! 😀 Thanks for the specific answers, I will look into it!
    1 point
  13. That paint is a superb colour, projects finally coming together
    1 point
  14. Much fettling of small parts occupied me for most of the day today, but I did get to put the rack and brake servo back where they belong.
    1 point
  15. Couple more shows visited although weather isn't really playing ball at the moment. I went to Tatton Park VW Show for the Club Polo stand which was good even if it did mean leaving the house at 04:00 in the morning to get to the pre-show meeting point! It rained in the morning but the sun came out after that which was nice. It also enabled me to only be a 30 minute drive (rather than 3 hours 30 minutes as it was on the way home) from some wheels I'd bought on eBay to try, more on that this winter. Not really made any changes on the Polo but I did pick up a NOS Votex stainless
    1 point
  16. I use Bosch Super-4 (4 ground electrode) plugs in my 89 HZ, and have done for many years. I found them to give better responsiveness and smoother running. Bosch Ref is WR78 and I’ve just put a new set in last week as part of a service. The old ones had covered 20k miles without problem. W= M14x1.25 thread size R= With Suppression Resistor 78= 7 to 8 Heat range, which is the just to the warmer side of mid range. Bought from Powersparks on eBay: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/153704601060
    1 point
  17. Green Spark Plug co say NGK BP6ESZ for HZ engines with Grey coil. So have you got contact breaker distributor? Or is there a plug and 3-way cable coming off it.
    1 point
  18. I assume the plugs are black and sooty dry... I have cleaned spark plugs of carbon using Mr.Muscle oven cleaner in a cup or plastic bag, then rinse with water, then dry. A mini cook's blowtorch blue flame will dry and also burn off the sooty carbon. You'll need to fix the richness or the new/cleaned plugs will get fouled again which is either too much fuel or not enough air.
    1 point
  19. Spec is 0.8mm gap from August 1985 when VW switched to TCI-H electronic ignition. Very rare to have to adjust a spark plug gap compared to the olden days of contact breakers and magnetos. Electronic ignition easily generates sufficient kiloVolts to jump 0.8mm even at high revs with low coil recovery time. Single earth electrode is fine. Multi electrode tend to last longer, but cost more. I think VW code was 191905450A. BPR7ES-8 (or an NGK BUR6ET-8 or a 94024) would all work. B is spark plug thread type (14mm x 13/16" in 1.25mm pitch) P
    1 point
  20. elring is trusted brand
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  21. golf eyebrow wont work...look how its shaped for the square cut outs in the bonnet ..a golf is straight there
    0 points
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