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    Overcome with pride!

    I know it's only a small thing in the great scheme but I feel like celebrating!

    I completed my Water Pump and Cambelt replacement on Friday night, and the car still works! And drives! And doesn't overheat any more!

    After I had stripped the front end off and removed all the necessary stuff to get to the water pump it all looked like a pile of scrap, but now, back together, no nasty cambelt ticking noise, just a lovely, smooth car. Drove to work today and no gremlins!

    I'm getting pissed on red wine tonight.

    '98 Santorin Blue 1.8t Sport

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    Quote Originally Posted by audinary View Post
    I completed my Water Pump and Cambelt replacement on Friday night, and the car still works! And drives!
    LOL, WELL DONE better man than me

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    Good work mate.

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    nice one, ive got a 1.8t belt change and a v6 tdi thermostat to do
    was it straight forward?

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    *BEWARE THE WINE HANGOVER*

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    Nice one, far braver than I've been so far
    If you can't beat them, arrange to have them beaten

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    Glad it all worked out for ya! Bet you were ****ting it when you first turned the key! :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by olds_kool View Post
    nice one, ive got a 1.8t belt change and a v6 tdi thermostat to do
    was it straight forward?
    Surprisingly, yes, it was pretty straightforward but a little intimidating once the front of the car is off.... Just make sure you get TDC accurate and mark the old belt to compare the new one before fitting. If there's the same number of teeth on the belt between the TDC marks then you can't go far wrong.

    Can't comment on TDI 'stat, but the 1.8t one was easy enough to do from underneath. Getting the hoses off was the hardest part

    '98 Santorin Blue 1.8t Sport

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    Quote Originally Posted by aragorn View Post
    Glad it all worked out for ya! Bet you were ****ting it when you first turned the key! :P
    Like you wouldn't believe, mate. In fact, first turn there was just a loud click and a column of white smoke from the bonnet area. Turned up the neg lead had just come off the battery!

    There was an "oh ****" moment when fitting the tensioner, the left hand mounting bolt sheared as I was torquing it. Fortunately it came out easy enough. I'm surprised how little torque the tensioner bolts need.

    Cheers, though. Running well so far!

    '98 Santorin Blue 1.8t Sport

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    Quote Originally Posted by denzelburner View Post
    Nice one, far braver than I've been so far
    Ah, but I'm probably much poorer than you, too! It'd be nice to be able to shove a man a pile of folding and have no worries or fear....

    And I like a challenge....(?)

    '98 Santorin Blue 1.8t Sport

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    Quote Originally Posted by dieselfitter251 View Post
    *BEWARE THE WINE HANGOVER*

    Should have heeded your advice.

    It wasn't pretty......

    '98 Santorin Blue 1.8t Sport

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    just noticed you have "Full Tungsten Leather" what does that look like is it just the colour? have any pics?

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    Yeah, colour. It's on the sports seats (obv) and looks damn spankin'. I'll picturificate it when I get home.

    '98 Santorin Blue 1.8t Sport

 

 

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