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  1. Impressive, Monkey !
  2. Thanks Western. BTW, that block of yours looks stunning ! I hope you can keep it that clean, but, being a Landy ........... 😊
  3. Sabre

    300 TDi oil jet tubes

    Thanks guys, good advice. Much appreciated
  4. Exactly the way I fastened my engine block. I am happy to see your engine still on the stand with the crank and pistons in place 😉 I also have the same type of stand; pity one can't assemble the clutch with the engine mounted on the stand
  5. I am looking at a front support. However, I am concerned about turning a fully assembled engine when the support is removed. I greased the pivot point and manages to turn the engine block around fairly easily with the handle that came with the stand
  6. I am busy overhauling my 300TDi engine, and have fastened the block to an engine stand. The 4 fastening points (at the flywheel side of the block) are 10mm threaded bar. All 4 screwed in at least half-an-inch. Would those 4 points be sufficient to carry a fully assembled engine ? With the block hanging from the stand, those 4 x 10mm studs look rather thin to me
  7. When I assembled my 300 TDi today, I noticed in the Rave manual that they indicate 2 sealing washers on every oil jet tube. My engine did not have those when I stripped it. It makes sense to fit these washers to prevent pressurised oil escaping. But my engine did 392k km without these rings Did my engine slipped through the assembly process, or are these sealing washers optional ?
  8. We replaced the Power steering pump, bled the system, and the steering is now 100% Thanks for all the replies
  9. Sabre

    Brake bleeding

    Some (egg-on-face) feed back We wanted to replace the vacuum pump on the system on Saturday. Whilst looking around the engine bay, my son asked : "What does this pipe do ?" It was the vacuum pipe from the vacuum pump going to the booster. The pipe was pulled off, and sat right in front of the booster inlet, about 5mm from it Connected the pipe, and the brakes were 100% 😎 We used the old method, pump brake pedal, hold, open bleed nipple to allow air/brake fluid to escape, close bleed nipple
  10. Sabre

    Brake bleeding

    We used the old method, pump brake pedal, hold, open bleed nipple to allow air/brake fluid to escape, close bleed nipple
  11. Thanks for this, a really good article, even if it reminds me of a Haynes manual where every component can be removed or refitted easily. The components that they work on are never stuck 😡 😄
  12. We will definitely check this out, thanks
  13. Sabre

    Brake bleeding

    Thanks for all the replies. After reviewing all he replies, and the fact that the vacuum pump leaks like a sieve, my son decided to replace the vacuum pump. We will order a new pump tomorrow
  14. Western, I think we did. The drop arm can only fit in 4 positions. We fitted it in what appears to be the correct position, then turned the wheel from stop- to-stop. At the half-way point the drop arm lined up with the drag link ball joint. Did we do it right ?

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