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    Haven't run the VW very low or out of fuel recently have you , I had a car that needed a pump replacement if you ran the tank empty ,mukanics said not to let the tank get below 1/4 ,sold the fkr as a pump was about $700 AUD a pop back then ,and coming to a sudden stop was dangerous and unappreciated .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wazza View Post
    Haven't run the VW very low or out of fuel recently have you , I had a car that needed a pump replacement if you ran the tank empty ,mukanics said not to let the tank get below 1/4 ,sold the fkr as a pump was about $700 AUD a pop back then ,and coming to a sudden stop was dangerous and unappreciated .
    Nah Wazza ..... generally fill it once it gets to half a tank .... like to be able to get in it and drive all night if I have to .... you never know when you might have to ... me mate who I called has a garage and said they're known for just giving up the ghost, without warning ... annoying, but C'est la vie ..... have had it with other vehicles too ... SD1s were also prone to just dying and the classic Rangies and / or discos with the in tank pumps
    If it's got tracks, wheels, t*ts, or an engine, at some point it's gonna give you trouble!!

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    today didn't quite go as planned ...... rang the local factors first thing, to make sure it'd arrived as promised .... Oh yeh .... and'd been put on a van for delivery to me !!! ... usually too much trouble for 'em ... despite being on a route


    "Well i was just leaving to collect it, as arranged"
    " I'll find out where it is and come back to you "


    An hour later he's ringing to say it'd be back in the unit .... in an hour's time .... driver said he'd failed to deliver it as I was closed ... muppet !!


    Anyway ... had a bit of a hit in town for various bits and bobs, top up the fridge, and a few other items ... then went and got it.


    me mate who owns the place'd taken great delight in telling yon muppet that I couldn't possibly have been closed ... 'cos i wasn't a biz address !! ...
    if yer's gonna bullshit ... at least make it plausible!!!!!!!








    box'd had a hard ride at some point, so got opened 'fore it left there .... but looked fine, so it came home.


    a very different unit, but basically the replacement ..





    it got 12v on the bench ... and ran sweet, so in it went ...





    glad I had the spanner made up .... would've taken some dogging down without it ...but all went in well ...


    on/offed it maybe 20+ times to prime the filter up .......and didn't think it was gonna start .. 'til it coughed a bit and was away ... Purring like a watch this afternoon ..... hardest part was getting the seat squab back in ... what a lil' bar steward that was !! ...
    gynecologist job getting the seat belts through it .... at the same time as getting it aligned with three other locators ... but job done

    Hoping this is the last of the three .... RR tank, washing machine rebuild and now this ..... they reckon it happens in threes ....
    'twill do me for a while ..... buggered my plans for the last two days anyway ....was gonna have a look see what i have to do to this ....


    If it's got tracks, wheels, t*ts, or an engine, at some point it's gonna give you trouble!!

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    well I had a quick look under yon tranny on Saturday ...


    might be busy for a few days dealing with what I found ..... "beauty is only skin deep"

    Wednesday night



    last night



    Squeak in full chill mode LOL..... had to extract him from off the keyboard earlier in the evening ... to use it better find some batteries for me wireless one



    appears me desk is now squeaks 'bed of choice' .....








    had a few visitors yesterday afternoon





    could see about a dozen all told ...... 'til I opened the door and about 30 or more took off, in formation, down across the lawn ... the shoot next door has obviously released a new hatch/batch


    been giving this a spruce up .... ready for the onslaught of the winter's weather ......





    amazing how the sunlight 'dulls'/takes the sheen off it in a few months .......
    got it finished by the afternoon ...
    well and truly 'tarred' this end, with the bottom of me 25ltr bituminous drum, which I had to cut in half to get it out of ...
    time for a new drum of paint ... for the rest of it.


    this end tends to catch the worst of it though and as it was nice and dry it had to have the treatment ..
    finished item pic to follow .. forgot to take one wednesday


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    pam was busy with the black gloss ...... first time these have been done in a loooooong time ... usually full of flowers ...











    made 'em for her years ago and have lasted very well ..


    Pam was playing macrame with 'em yesterday morning ... jury is still out ??








    then it pee-ed down


    I thought it was about time i hauled this out from under the bench








    and had another go at getting the lil' bar steward to start ...
    usually very good, but last time i tried, it would not have it ....
    so, ... knackered, I stuck it away for a n other day ...
    I would like to be able to use it .. really good little, portable set .... have had it years ...





    well I pulled my guts out on it .... to the point that me spleen was complaining - A LOT yesterday evening. ......


    plug out ...pulled and pulled 'til there was nowt emanating from yon plug hole with the fuel turned off ...
    all dry, crank cases empty ...
    plug had a cooking on a few occasions, with a mini blowtorch and it'd aaaaalmost have it. !!


    anyway ...
    went and picked up Clara from one of her full days at nursery, at 3.15, entertained her for an hour plus, 'til mum arrived and she went home.
    Wandered back up to lock up, as it was still pee-ing down and thought ... quick shufty ...
    what am i missing ???? :???:
    well i'll admit it to you lot ... but don't tell anyone else


    when I put it away last time, I'd thoughtfully put a bung in the carb's bell mouth ... keep out any unwanted visitors, etc. .........
    pity I hadn't remembered that this morning ...... but was a while ago ..
    no wonder yon plug was so wet ... every time it came out


    I was hoping for a more fruitful outcome this morning ....
    after I'd delivered Clara to nursery ...........
    assuming I was in any fit state to pull the bugger, but has pissed down here all day .....
    as in 'kin monsoon rain ... so a job for the morning




    I heard that ...... which one of you buggers laughed!! ????
    If it's got tracks, wheels, t*ts, or an engine, at some point it's gonna give you trouble!!

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    Probably all of us .

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    Quote Originally Posted by ianoz View Post
    Probably all of us .
    If it's got tracks, wheels, t*ts, or an engine, at some point it's gonna give you trouble!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ianoz View Post
    Probably all of us .
    Yes sorry .....

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