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The pain continue
01-16-2012, 02:22 PM
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The pain continue
The pain continue

So I have decided to sell the "wit olifant" and up comes a offer, so I send the bus to the mechanic to check out the small things that was worrying me before the new owner come and collect it. So here starts the pain part, repair starter, replace fan switch , replace sender unit for heat gauge, replace water pump, cost so far R2400. But that is not the worst pain....... the mechanic recons the top gasket is gone!!! but that is still not the most painful part!! Nobody wants to repair it!!!!! Nobody wants to open a waserboxer in Kimberley!!

Why not, is it so difficult to change a top gasket on a adreno waserboxer? and what will the cost be if you do it (I am talking to guys like Stuard and Dean here)

Dammit does the agony never stop!!! am I married to the "wit olifant" now?

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01-16-2012, 02:39 PM
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Hi Frans

Wasserboxer's are not easy to work on, they have loose sleeves that can move when removing the head, there are very few people who still are willing to work on them, Arno at Andreno is on of them, once the sleeves move it becomes a nightmare.

the gasket can be replaced with the motor in position, which head is it on, can they tell, it is a finicky job, lots of other stuff that needs checking before final assemble again, i would say the best is to send/tow it to Andreno then send it to the customer,

i send all my wasserboxer work to andreno, from pretoria

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01-16-2012, 05:26 PM
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syncromad Wrote:Hi Frans

Wasserboxer's are not easy to work on, they have loose sleeves that can move when removing the head, there are very few people who still are willing to work on them, Arno at Andreno is on of them, once the sleeves move it becomes a nightmare.

the gasket can be replaced with the motor in position, which head is it on, can they tell, it is a finicky job, lots of other stuff that needs checking before final assemble again, i would say the best is to send/tow it to Andreno then send it to the customer,

i send all my wasserboxer work to andreno, from pretoria

stuart

Thank you Stuard, the Golf motor is becoming more and more the option!!

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01-16-2012, 06:35 PM
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As Stuart has mentioned that the sleeves can an 90% do come lose when the head is removed so best then is to remove both sleeves clean the block side and bottom of the sleeves and re assemble
I love these WBX motors but still they are a PITA to work on as it can really bite you in the ass if not careful with it

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01-16-2012, 08:14 PM
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i agree with bugger, they are awesome motors when running well, but Kak when broken, Golf is the way to go.

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01-16-2012, 10:32 PM
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If you are going to do a head gasket, water jacket then it is always best to remove the barrels and reseal the whole lot. It is more work but no comebacks.
It is also far easier to remove the engine.
A good water boxer is a good engine just dont dump it in water.
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01-16-2012, 10:34 PM
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Russel
What do you mean by dumping it in water?


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01-16-2012, 10:56 PM
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Submerging in rivers etc. Being a flat engine the distributer etc sits low so gets affected by water very easily.
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01-17-2012, 08:18 AM
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Bugger Wrote:Where does the new owner stay

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01-17-2012, 08:24 AM
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George is closer to Andreno than JHB so let him take it past them then
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