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Beetle Engineers
02-02-2015, 03:17 PM (This post was last modified: 02-02-2015 03:23 PM by EcLiPsE.)
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Beetle Engineers
Does anyone know this place?
Any experience you can share with us?
Especially in the field of redoing wbx motors
Based is PTA

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02-02-2015, 04:20 PM (This post was last modified: 02-02-2015 04:22 PM by syncromad.)
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RE: Beetle Engineers
contact name Jerry by any chance?

don't waste money on a 2.1 just fit a golf and be done with it,

I may be a mechanic, but i can't fix stupid
Bad planning on your part does not make your issue an crisis to me
Bad workmanship by other garages does not entiltle you to better rates at me
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02-02-2015, 04:44 PM
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(02-02-2015 04:20 PM)syncromad Wrote:  contact name Jerry by any chance?

don't waste money on a 2.1 just fit a golf and be done with it,

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02-02-2015, 04:55 PM
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RE: Beetle Engineers
would not touch it with a barge pole, fit a golf motor

I may be a mechanic, but i can't fix stupid
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Syncro, syncro , syncro and more syncro, this is the syncro way of life
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02-03-2015, 12:01 AM
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If I had to look back at the last saamtrek to vic falls, on average the golf 2L engines required the lest amount of repairs. Not the fastest or the strongest but parts are cheap, available and there is always someone who knows how to fix it.
And if you put it in sleeping you don't have to lift the lid.

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02-03-2015, 09:18 PM
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(02-03-2015 12:01 AM)xavier Wrote:  If I had to look back at the last saamtrek to vic falls, on average the golf 2L engines required the lest amount of repairs. Not the fastest or the strongest but parts are cheap, available and there is always someone who knows how to fix it.
And if you put it in sleeping you don't have to lift the lid.

I was the only one with a WBX and still and had no engine trouble Battery and electrics I love my WBX just fitted my reconditioned box and a balanced Prop and hell What a nice feeling to change gears not double clutching


WBX I do not know any one else than us at VdubTECH in GP I will trust with a WBX atm even Beetle motors there are a crowd in PTA that changes their names every 2nd week and bull shit the People out there to recon Beetle engines for R5K etc our machinning is more than that goedkoop koop is duur koop
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02-04-2015, 10:44 AM
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Beetle Engineers
Sounds like they did big ends and a few other small things....say the motor was only smoking a lot.
Cost in the region of R13000.00
The motor sounds like it has a miss and lifters are vert noisy(more than what im used to on my bus)

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02-04-2015, 11:34 AM
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why would you do big ends if smoking only, sounds like a bull sh@# story,

need to do sleeves, at least a hone, maybe pistons and rings for sure for smoking, then obviously new gaskets etc, lots of 2.1i have a tappet noise if they stood a while,

miss can be lots of things, from plug leads, to injectors, to intake, to blown head gasket, to no compression, to burnt valves, to bad spark plug, to broken wires in the harness, bad dizzy cap, etc etc, very hard to say,

still say negotiate a better price, no warranty on the 2.1, sell it to bugger and fit a golf motor with MP9

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02-04-2015, 12:51 PM
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My 2.1 runs extremely well. However if it stamds for two weeks it has a tappity sound until it has warmed up properly not just on the tempgauge.

Im no expert but i would think its because the oil drains away completely amd then needs to fill all the voids?

Daryl

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02-04-2015, 09:16 PM
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I stand corrected Bugger, your van did run with no problem. Only thing faster than your van was you on hunters road with your spade and toilet seat and a elephant somewhere behind. I still have 2 disks of photos for you from the trip. I want to do a day trip or a weekend to Dinokeng 4x4 trail. Big 5 in the reserve and only 40km outside PTA, interested?

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