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    Quote Originally Posted by PieterV View Post
    Goeie werk! Wanneer start jy hom?
    Ek het ook gewonder waarheen jy Sondag gaan ry?
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    I have been too embarrassed to admit up to now but after the work is done it has to go to the panel beaters.

    I bumped the tripod and the block and tackle fell on the roof and windscreen.

    Luckily tuffstuff covers 100%. Thank goodness I didn't follow through with my thought to change insurance to 3rd party fire and theft while car is in storage while being worked on.

    I am amazed at how small the damage actually is, regarding the weight and height the block and tackle fell from.

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    Ouch
    I understand the feeling.

    I bumped my Amarok when it was just a Month old.
    Was too embarrassed to tell anyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
    I have been too embarrassed to admit up to now but after the work is done it has to go to the panel beaters.

    I bumped the tripod and the block and tackle fell on the roof and windscreen.

    Luckily tuffstuff covers 100%. Thank goodness I didn't follow through with my thought to change insurance to 3rd party fire and theft while car is in storage while being worked on.

    I am amazed at how small the damage actually is, regarding the weight and height the block and tackle fell from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
    Dankie maar ek's bietjie moerig as ek partykeer werk. Ek raak die hel in vir myself so dalk eerder beter as ek alleen werk. Niemand om te blameer nie behalwe myself. hehe

    'n Koeldrank aandraer sal baie help. lol

    En 'n drifta sou ook werk sodat ek die krieket kon volg.
    Sou graag wou hoor hoe dit geklink toe die blok en tackle los gegaan het!
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    Snaaks genoeg het ek nie gevloek nie. Net in slow motion “nee“ geskreeu!

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    Ouch !
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    Ouch, at least after this you know that all the s$&t that can possibly happen, has happened already.

    Looks more like the windscreen took the biggest knock.

    But you can start her up on Sunday ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kortgat View Post
    Ouch, at least after this you know that all the s$&t that can possibly happen, has happened already.

    Looks more like the windscreen took the biggest knock.

    But you can start her up on Sunday ?
    Nope. Hopefully monday when my engine oil arrive. I already changed the oil filter and I'm not sending dirty oil through a new filter.

    There's still lots to do anyway.

    Just thinking quickly

    Egr cooler
    Loads of coolant pipes with their brackets
    Exhaust
    Starter
    Starter wiring
    Coolant bleed
    Engine oil fill
    Battery back under seat - currently on charge
    Wiring harnass to go back (that's the big job threading it back through all the pipes and brackets)
    And all the other stuff i missed when i go through everything slowly..... Three times over.

    Then vagcom errors clear.

    I also need to do a bit of vacuuming. There are some sand size glass particles on the inside of the car on the dash. I dont mind actually as i thought that block and tackle was going straight through the window.


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    Would it be possible or advantageous to flush an engine during it's life? I've thought about this often, but can also imagine it could do more harm than good.

    If it's a good idea, what is the procedure and materials one uses to do so?

    What are the risks?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kortgat View Post
    Would it be possible or advantageous to flush an engine during it's life? I've thought about this often, but can also imagine it could do more harm than good.

    If it's a good idea, what is the procedure and materials one uses to do so?

    What are the risks?
    I dont flush. If i think its necessary i just do two oil changes a week apart.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
    I have been too embarrassed to admit up to now but after the work is done it has to go to the panel beaters.

    I bumped the tripod and the block and tackle fell on the roof and windscreen.

    Luckily tuffstuff covers 100%. Thank goodness I didn't follow through with my thought to change insurance to 3rd party fire and theft while car is in storage while being worked on.

    I am amazed at how small the damage actually is, regarding the weight and height the block and tackle fell from.

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    Marius, see you're getting there! Keep the faith you have severe patience!

    Just one question, the note in the windscreen reads; "don't strip" (after half the windscreen has been blanked of by the sump). Was that a divine message to you, not to loose your cool?

    I certainly would have!
    What a life!

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    Not much picture updates of note except for wiring harnass that I wrapped in white insulation tape to make threading easier and to strengthen and to reflect some heat.



    Progress today

    Exhaust manifold swapped out - egr outlet on manifold is different between manual (donor) and auto (receiver)
    Exhaust installed - PS : do this before you install the EGR cooler
    One of the three exhaust studs must be accessed by making up a 1m extension and accessing from turbo side up top - 13mm
    Egr cooler buttoned up
    Coolant pipes all connected
    Starter main wire fed through - was a real PITA - should have done it prior to engine dropin - it is bolted to a bracket at the back of the head just below the headgasket (1 minute job with engine out - 1 hour job inside already in with bumping head underneath and cursing etc.)
    wiring harnass pulled through to intake side of engine

    One of the exhaust studs came from donor broken in the head - I hope it seals but if not it is luckily the most accessible bolt out of all of them so drilling and extracting shouldn't be too hard if it leaks.

    Still to do as far as I can see

    Intake manifold with it's brackets
    Wiring harnass install
    engine oil
    battery install
    Vagcom error clear

    start

    take to panelbeater for roof and window repair

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    Nice.

    I would be a bit hesitant to wrap the harness in tape.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffy View Post
    Nice.

    I would be a bit hesitant to wrap the harness in tape.
    Can you explain why? If it's very bad I still have time to take it off. I taped over the black plastic surround that usually cover it.

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    Great job Marius.

    I would suggest you get the broken stud out right away, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
    Can you explain why? If it's very bad I still have time to take it off. I taped over the black plastic surround that usually cover it.
    I don't know the loom or the signals in it.

    Generally it is not a good idea to bunch cables tightly in a loom.

    Here's why.

    Interference between the signals. Think about it like this, if you have mains and data in a wall duct would you tie them together with cable ties or would you try keep them apart.

    Plus

    If the loom flexes in any way, increased physical friction between the wires can cause chaffing between them

    Plus

    Any heat generated in the wires cannot escape, and is also closely coupled to adjacent wires within the bunch with no air between the wires.

    Plus

    The more rigid loom places extra strain on the connectors and is more susceptible to physical damage than something that is more flexible.

    Maybe just me, but I wouldn't do it.

    If you are just taping over a fairly solid/firm sheath, then ignore what I have just said.
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    I agree fully Keith.

    In my case the wires were already covered in that plastic ribbed sheath. I only taped over the ribbed sheath. I didn't bundle and loose ones together. Just covered what was already there.

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    The only thing I hate with tape is that it goes guey and sticky. I would rather have used a self vulcanising tape.

    Other than that. Nice going.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Henris View Post
    The only thing I hate with tape is that it goes guey and sticky. I would rather have used a self vulcanising tape.

    Other than that. Nice going.
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