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  1. Steve4012

    Headlight help

    I don't think you'll get a definite solution to this and you'll need to have a fiddle. I had a similar problem with mine and it was a broken earth spade terminal under the relay blocks. Maybe swap the bulbs over first to eliminate that. I'd then look at the relays by ns headlight. Can't remember which one does what but look in the service notes and you could swap a relay over that operates the dip headlights to check that also. All 4 relays are the same type so interchangeable. Then it's checking earth's and wiring.
  2. Here you go. N/s (UK) engine mount. The corrugated piece is in addition to the original shields.
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    Dry sump purchased

    Car looks great, many congratulations. The bellhousing is the same as my dry sump. If you need any pics I have lots during my restoration. Just let me know. Steve.
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    X180 2.2 NA ignition timing

    As Jon says, engine off, hand brake off, Jack up a rear wheel so off the ground and manually turn the wheel with your hands in 4th gear. This will rotate the engine without having to start it. Spark plugs out makes the engine easier to turn this way also.
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    New cambelt rubbing

    That's really helpful, thanks for all your replies. I'll start with the tensioner/ snubber area and check on any tweaks with a chalk mark across the belt to indicate whether I've been successful or not.
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    New cambelt rubbing

    Hi Sparky. Tensioner was rebuilt with a new bearing also so should be fine.
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    New cambelt rubbing

    Hi Gotti. Would these have an influence on the gap between snubber and belt? I'll have to try and get in there and measure the gap. Apart from the snubbers I can't see what else could rub the belt.
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    New cambelt rubbing

    Hi all. I've noticed a mark on my new cambelt that looks like it is rubbing against something on the inner edge toward engine (see pics). I've checked the clearance of the upper snubber on inlet cam pulley and it's fine. I know there is another snubber on the tensioner but can't remember if this was adjustable or not... I didn't think it was. Can someone advise please, it's the one circled. Many thanks, Steve.
  9. I would be interested for clarification with this too @top-plumber @Mark Wainwright Can it be done as a straight swap, what adaption to handbrake cable, which model year Passat... Would appreciate the info. and any other relevant points. Cheers, Steve.
  10. The top wire is the earth, it just screws into the hole on a ring terminal. I also had problems with the connection on one of mine. I made a workaround by putting a new large ring terminal on the earth wire and securing it between the temp sender body and the ally pipe. You'll need to find a suitable size ring terminal to go over the end of the bit of the temp sender that sits inside the ally pipe.This worked fine for me and will cost you pennies. You may need to catch a small amount of coolant when you remove the sender though. To try, just temporarily clamp the earth wire to the hexagonal part of the body of the sender and see if the gauge works.
  11. Hi Tim. My 81 dry sump sounds the same as yours. No clock and an amp behind passenger kick panel. Mine has its original Panasonic stereo so it seems some dry sumps came with our spec and no clock.
  12. The dry sump on ebay has spare front wheels, may be worth a try to see if he has what you need Fabian?
  13. No that's definitely the temp sender Paul, the otter switch is in front of the front offside wheel (UK) near the top of the radiator.
  14. It's in the large aluminium hooped pipe near the rear window. Two wires and check the earth wire in particular.