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  1. Hi, am pretty new to general car scene but am happy taking bits apa. I have run into the issue of one of my camshaft bearing caps has cracked where the threads to hold the rocker cover on are. The bearing housing is ok it's just the threads for the cover. I am aware these dont need to be f tight (correct me if wrong) therefore there is the option possibly of using something like JB weld. If I use this will it be strong enough, anyone had this issue ? The other option is do an engine swap, I have the engine completely stripped at the moment as was cleaning the bay so it is more or less ready to be pulled out. What engines and gearbox combinations will fit a mk2 89 bready? My final question is, is it worth engine swapping? I am 17 so insurance may poo themselves or I have to lie... The sensible option is swap to original engine or do I buy a new cylinder head and try to change that with mine? Any help appreciated. ( have attached files of broken part) Thanks a lot G
  2. Eviljohn

    Seat covers

    Hi polo people. Looking for anyone who has xp with seat covers on a breadvan or similar. Got a quote for £2k to get the interior of my bready done. It's a fair quote, but i don't have that money at this point. As a stop gap, i've been looking at seat covers. For a while, i just slipped an old hoody over the seat. Stopped the straw filling scratching me up. Every search i've done for seat cover reviews, the top ones every time gave been the Walser Alessandro zip it covers. Halfords own are normally up there too. Does anyone have or know anyone who has fitted these or other aftermarket seat covers? I'm looking for a snug fit if possible. Any other suggestions would be appreciated too. Thanks for stopping by and any guidance you're able to leave. Take it easy
  3. Hi polo people. Hope you're all very well. Had chance to pop my head under the bonnet of my stock 1983, 1043cc breadvan yesterday. I don't get any warm air, (not that i need it at the moment anyway,) so decided to investigate. Nothing obviously wrong with top and bottom hoses. Took scuttle tray off, couldn't see anything wrong, gave the inlet/outlet hoses attached to the blower motor a little squeeze and it's as though they were filled with cornflakes. Crunchy. Once i crunched them a bit, they weren't so bad but i'm guessing that isn't a good thing anyway? Has anyone had this before? Is it a case of new hoses? Had the system flushed twice in the 18 months i've had the car, garage that did it said previous owner had used rad seal of some sort. Any guidance anyone can give would be awesome. I will be getting it done, just want to know if i need to get new hoses so i can get it all done at once and move on to next thing. Thanks for stopping by. Take it easy.
  4. Hey polo people. Hope you're all very well indeed. 1983, 1043cc breadvan. Just spent a weekend in Cornwall after having my cooling system fixed up. I had no issues while down there but i did on the journey back. I let some pressure out of the radiator, had the heaters going full blast, even took the splitter section off the air cleaner. Still seemed to run very hot. I did pull in at one point on the A38, when i opened the bonnet, expected the fan to be going but it wasn't. It did kick in for about 5 seconds but that was it. I'm looking for some advice on the thermostat. Someone has suggested i just take the whole thing out and leave it out to help the coolant flow better. Can anyone recommend whether this is a good shout or not? Looking to flush system again as it looks like rusty water again. Any other advice or cooling tips would be gratefully recieved. Thanks for stopping by and any xp you can impart. Take it easy.
  5. Alright guys, Iv just gone an brought myself a second breadvan as I couldn't resist but I was just wondering how easy is it to change the 1 litre in my new one to the 1.3 ?
  6. Hey polo people. Hope you're rad. The time has apparently come for a new battery on my mk2 breadvan. Trying to find more info on which battery to choose. I am running just a couple of extra things: double usb outlet in cigarette charger will be used to charge phone and bluetooth speaker that will be uses instead of stereo. Both will probly be plugged in at the same time and permanently while car is in use. Will this make any difference to which battery i use, and is there anywhere i can look to give me more info? Google comes up mostly with ads. Thanks for stopping by and any xp you can drop.
  7. Eviljohn

    New fuel tank

    Hey polo people. Had some issues with a recently acquired mk2 breadvan. Previous owner fitted the wrong fuel tank. Led to issues with the handbrake and now actually need to replace the fuel tank. Can anyone point me in the direction of the correct one? It's a 1983, 1093cc. I was previously advised on here that there are two different sizes. I'm hoping to get the smaller one as the one in place at the moment, (the wrong one,) had to be squished around the suspension arm to fit. Can anyone tell me whether an early golf tank will fit or any other vw? If anyone has a part number, that would be incredibly helpful. Thanks for stopping by and any help you can give. Take it easy.
  8. Davemassey

    Newbie resto project!

    Evening guys and girls! ive not long got back from paying for my breadvan I won on eBay for the princely sun of £56! It's going to be a restoration project for me and my 6 year old son. She needs a fair bit of love after being stored in a barn for the past 10 years! Its due to be collected next weekend so I'll post some better pics when she arrives but here are a few from the eBay ad... look forward to picking your collective brains when the time comes and posting regular updates of what's been going on (may be a long resto as I'll be trying to "teach" my son along the way) but anyway...just thought I'd say hello!
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