Typical stuff I do

  1. anto44

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    Thought I'd put up this thread for some of the general stuff I do.
    Todays job was to modify an oil pick up pipe for an Audi.
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    I cut about 1 inch out of it
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    Cleaned the ends off on the belt grinder so the fit up was nice and tight with no gaps and deburred the inside with a carbide bit.
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    That light over the bench is one of the best things I've gotten. Saves straining the eyes trying to see scribe lines etc.
     
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    I know these pipes are mild steel from experience but no harm to double check.
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    Hanging a magnet out of the off cut and a few strokes of a hacksaw confirm its mild.
    Parts are thoroughly cleaned then.
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    2 centre punch marks for alignment.
     
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  3. p0689109 Member

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    Is that it finished? I reckon that will leak like hell!!!!!!
     
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  4. anto44

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    Father picked up a pair of these work horses in lidl or aldi. They're not very heavey duty but they're so handy for stuff like this. I clamped a vive to one set at an angle. I can support my elbows on the arm rests to steady myself.
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    20180228_181658.jpg wlded it at 40 amps with er70 filler, was probably a bit too hot as heat built up really quickly.
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  5. anto44

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    No, just posted a finished pic
     
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    This is a sump i repaired a while back for a friend. He removed the engine and put it down on a bolt which punched an 8mm hole in it. Cleaned up veed out and welded with 4047.
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    Aircon pipe that had been allowed to rub against a gearbox mount and holed. Again done with 4047. Done this about a year ago and still hasn't leaked.
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  7. anto44

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    This is a coolant pipe off a passat/a4 1.9tdi with a pin hole leak in it. These pipes are paper thin and nigh on impossible to weld, oxy/acet braze is perfect though.
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  8. postie jon Member

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    when your belt grinder is running is the body hot to touch?
     
  9. anto44

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    The motor gets fairly hot alright. I only use it for light duty stuff like this and for sharpening lathe tools, drill bits and tig tungstens. I wouldn't use it for anything heavey as its not very powerful but ideal for light use.
     
  10. postie jon Member

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    8 mns with no load and you cant hold your hand on the motor ,reported it under warranty ,was gonna get a refund and get another nxt time theyr on offer , but yours is same so its maybe normal.
     
  11. slim_boy_fat

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    @anto44 Can I ask why the Audi pipe needed shortening? For a 'non-standard' installation? :dontknow:
     
  12. anto44

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    Yeah it was a conversion. The oil pump on certain 2.0tdi is via the balance shafts and is a known failure point. I removed the balance shaft module and fitted the oil pump from an older 1.9tdi engine which are bulletproof. This one came from a transverse mounted passat engine and the oil pipe needed to be modified to fit the inline mounted engines sump.
     
  13. Ruffian Member

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    Ah the age old balence shaft oil pump failure on the 2.0tdi pd engine,
    Common conversion to the 1.9 pump and pickup now. We have a couple to do in skoda superbs,

    How are you finding the conversion?
     
  14. anto44

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    I find it's a brilliant job :thumbup:. They're one of the best diesel engines ever made except for this fault in my opinion. There's a hole has to be blocked off when doing it, loads of how to guides on the vag forums about doing it.
     
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    This was a repair on a massey Ferguson cast ali rocker cover. Something got dropped on it and broke a small hole in it. Was badly cracked around the hole so ended up cutting out a square and welded in a patch. Was absolutely horrible to weld, was just through and through filthy but got it welded up and it's holding up so far.
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  16. Ruffian Member

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    The pd engines are brilliant,
    I do swear by the 1.9 though as find they are a bit more bulet proof (besides the bls) than the rest of them.

    Surprised more people haven't used them in project cars etc.
     
  17. anto44

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    I'm a big fan of the pd engines, mainly super reliable. Used to work on a bora that had over 1 million miles on it. Had the sump off it at about 900k as it got damaged and the engine was mint inside.
     
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    Made this up after seeing someone on Facebook post a pic. Its a 17 head with a gas valve left over from my lift tig days. It's plumbed in to my purge reg and fitted with a 12 cup that I put some diffuser material into. Its handy for things like welding a nut onto a bracket, just prop it behind where your welding.
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  19. jpmillermatic

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    great work on very small details ......we went through those issues on our passat 2.0T...great motor, but the HPFP cam followers are the worst...ect, ect, ect...

    JP
     
  20. postie jon Member

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    was thinking about getting a caddy van , at which age did they fit that particular engine?
     
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