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by Jake
Wed Nov 25, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Ring gear
Replies: 4
Views: 368

Re: Ring gear

Hi Alec, it makes sense on the chamfer facing the starter that kind of what I though.
I am struggling to see how the current ring gear ended up that worn though unless it was turning before it was in mesh.
by Jake
Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Ring gear
Replies: 4
Views: 368

Re: Ring gear for starter

Hi All, I've added some images for your reference. WhatsApp Image 2020-11-25 at 10.27.05.jpeg WhatsApp Image 2020-11-25 at 10.27.05.jpeg WhatsApp Image 2020-11-25 at 10.27.05.jpeg Not sure what has caused this level of "wear" to the ring gear, there is no debris in the bellhousing though I know the ...
by Jake
Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Ring gear
Replies: 4
Views: 368

Ring gear

Hi All had to take the gearbox out of my Pi to investigate poor clutch clearance problem. Not unusual I believe. Anyway one of the side issues I’ve noted is that the flywheel ring gear is badly worn. Maybe as much as 30% of the width of the teeth worn away in 3 distinct areas. (I’ll take a photo and...
by Jake
Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Sump removal in car
Replies: 7
Views: 907

Re: Sump removal in car

Well, just to let you know. I ended up removing the front cross member as described by Mike and John above. I couldn't turn the sump 90 degrees with the downpipe attached. None the less the cross member was not too bad to "remove" as described by John, I also had to unbolt the rack from the cross me...
by Jake
Mon Nov 09, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Sump removal in car
Replies: 7
Views: 907

Sump removal in car

Hi All, I have a rather leaky sump gasket on my 2.5 Mk2 and wanted to change it.
Now I seem to recall "someone" telling me this is possible with the engine in the car....
If so how do I go about it?
Many thanks in advance Jake.
by Jake
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: PAS assistance level
Replies: 12
Views: 2704

Re: PAS assistance level

Thanks Dave, some words of wisdom in there, obviously a man who has done a few of these jobs before. I didn't know about the hole in the rack to centralise it! When I got the car someone else had reassembled it with new rack etc. Tracking miles out, wheel at 5 to 12 etc. I got it tracked at a local ...
by Jake
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: PAS assistance level
Replies: 12
Views: 2704

Re: PAS assistance level

Well, I've had a bit of a clean up underneath to help me see what happening. Found the little "plug" bolt (Part number 129242) its in the end in the rack cap for the pinion was only finger tight. I've nipped it up but I don't think there's any hydraulics in there? ALSO the high pressure hose was dri...
by Jake
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: PAS assistance level
Replies: 12
Views: 2704

Re: PAS assistance level

Hi Dave, I've recently rebuilt the from legs on the white car which is the one with the lighter steering so I know the bushes are fine on that one. What i'd like is if the steering could be a little less assisted on that car. I'm going to have a good look underneath at the leak and mounting bushes e...
by Jake
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: PAS assistance level
Replies: 12
Views: 2704

Re: PAS assistance level

Thanks Mike, I’ll be investigating on Saturday 😳
I’ll post an update shortly 👍
by Jake
Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: PAS assistance level
Replies: 12
Views: 2704

Re: PAS assistance level

Um, plenty to think about there, I reckon everything is pretty much new in the steering department on both cars. The other thing I've just noticed looking underneath the car is there seems to be a spectacular amount of oil about on the drivers side, this on the car with the lighter steering! Looks l...