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PostSubject: Bob is not well!   Sat Oct 28, 2006 6:51 pm

I was driving home down the motorway when there was a large bang pale and the generator light came on, I managed to get him the 8 miles home with a very nasty smell of burning rubber and popped the boot to see what was wrong, after the smoke had cleared ( and this took 25 minutes!)this is what I have found No





Bugger Exclamation I will have to check if the belt has just snapped or if the dynamo has seized up, I must admit he did sound a bit rattly after that on accleratiion but was quiet if staying constant or decelerating?

Has anybody else every done this?

Any advice on how to proceed would be grateful!! Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Bob is not well!   Sat Oct 28, 2006 7:06 pm

if it started rattling after the belt snapped sounds like you need a new engine Crying or Very sad
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PostSubject: Re: Bob is not well!   Sat Oct 28, 2006 7:12 pm

Don't tell me that! No please tell me its not permanent? I am shit broke at the moment and my missus will have the right arse if I bought this thing and its fucked after two weeks pale
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PostSubject: Re: Bob is not well!   Sat Oct 28, 2006 7:15 pm

sorry to be the bearer of bad news mine started rattling on the way back from rtts and the went bang and seized cos it got to hot if your belt snapped the it started to rattle chances are its had it will the engine still turn over or not
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PostSubject: Re: Bob is not well!   Sat Oct 28, 2006 7:16 pm

Moup...dubberatlast is right sounds like its fucked....i'd keep a look out for a good second hand engine if i were you No on the plus side....there are plenty of people on here who will help you fit a new engine
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PostSubject: Re: Bob is not well!   Sat Oct 28, 2006 7:36 pm

I think the dynamo has siezed, the engine drove the 8 miles home alright, does that still bode badly for my poor little motor??
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PostSubject: Re: Bob is not well!   Sat Oct 28, 2006 7:40 pm

The best thing to do i think mate is get a new belt and dynamo put it all on then give it ago you have nothing to loose if you need a dynamo i have a spare here but 8 miles with no belt is not good for any aircooled motor
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PostSubject: Re: Bob is not well!   Sat Oct 28, 2006 8:57 pm

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Don't panic until you know its fercked. Get a new belt on there and then have a nose. I can borrow a compressions tester for if you want.......

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PostSubject: Re: Bob is not well!   Sat Oct 28, 2006 9:54 pm

Bugger not good affraid Does it turn over alright or even start chances you could be lucky and got away with it, but 8 miles is a long way with no cooling.

If it turns over get it running but not for long with no cooling just so you can tell what the motors like.

Fingers crossed for you dude let us know what you find if you need a hand give use a shout i'll prob be passing WSM tomorrow if you need me...


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PostSubject: Re: Bob is not well!   Sat Oct 28, 2006 10:07 pm

I've got a spare dynamo of you need it fella Smile

Fingers crossed!

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PostSubject: Re: Bob is not well!   Sun Oct 29, 2006 6:50 am

Harvey....i'll pop round later after work pm me your number
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PostSubject: Re: Bob is not well!   Sun Oct 29, 2006 11:21 am

f*ckin hell Harvey, bad news dude.Crying or Very sad
If you need a hand give me a yell on here (I check about 3 times a day:roll: )

like everyone said dude, dont write the cheque for the new engine till you've popped another generator & belt on & run it up......you could be lucky!
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PostSubject: Re: Bob is not well!   Sun Oct 29, 2006 8:08 pm

any luck mate or not done yet Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Bob is not well!   Sun Oct 29, 2006 9:48 pm

Nah. not yet, I had to work today so I will try and have a look tomorrow night, the only problem is the bloody dark, it is hard to do anything when you can't see your hand in front of your face. No

If the dynamo is shot would this be the best time for an alternator conversion? Also are they difficult to do Question
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PostSubject: Re: Bob is not well!   Sun Oct 29, 2006 11:06 pm

Good idea Smile

No not very hard ... swap over the units, remove the regulator under back seat & connect a few wires where the regulator was!

Found this thread on Vzi for u with a few links for more info
http://www.volkszone.com/VZi/showthread.php?t=277823&highlight=alternator+conversion

Enjoy lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Bob is not well!   Sun Oct 29, 2006 11:14 pm

Cheers for that Rick afro
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PostSubject: Re: Bob is not well!   Mon Oct 30, 2006 8:27 pm

if u need to get a new dynamo then u might as well change to alternator. i changed all my beetles to alternator and its great Very Happy the conversion is easy as rick said just make sure u remove the regulator under the seat as its built in to the alternator.
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PostSubject: Re: Bob is not well!   Tue Oct 31, 2006 12:20 am

Cheers for the advice, I have bought a belt today just to see how bad the rattle is when running and I will let you know where I stand probably tomorrow. confused
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PostSubject: Re: Bob is not well!   Tue Oct 31, 2006 6:52 pm

how did you get on harvey any luck Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Bob is not well!   Tue Oct 31, 2006 8:51 pm

OK, I fitted the new belt, topped up the oil and he fired into life Laughing The only difference I can tell from before is that it won't tick over, it just stalls everytime you stop.

As far as engine rattles I can't hear anything over the rattles inside the car and the exhaust so next time every meets you guys can have a listen and give me a verdict afro

Is yours sorted now Carl? Will you be at the next meet?
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PostSubject: Re: Bob is not well!   Tue Oct 31, 2006 9:05 pm

thats good bloody news afro
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PostSubject: Re: Bob is not well!   Tue Oct 31, 2006 9:11 pm

Tell me about it Spence, I could not afford a new motor on the run up to Xmas Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Bob is not well!   Tue Oct 31, 2006 9:13 pm

moup wrote:

Is yours sorted now Carl? Will you be at the next meet?

oh yes all sorted mate, cant decide weather to put the towel rail bumpers back on or running boards but yes it might not be the middle of the week meet but will be the monthly one.

glad to hear bob is running again touch wood he is ok we will see
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PostSubject: Re: Bob is not well!   Fri Nov 03, 2006 12:20 am

I think I have sorted the tickover problem, the gap on the points was nearly closed and the electric choke was sticking, it is still not perfect but is 10 times better than it was Laughing

The new rear drums and the alternator kit arrived today so I will try and fit them next week as I have the week off sunny

If I do get stuck would anyone be able to lend me a hand Question Question
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PostSubject: Re: Bob is not well!   Fri Nov 03, 2006 8:33 am

yeah no worries give me a buzz if your stuck......
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