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Beginning of this month I took it to Radwood show in L.A and noticed A/C wasn’t functioning,later on that week at home I found broken wires at A/C cluch coil. I was able to cross reference parts to Jeep models that used same A/C compressor and I found  everything on Ebay for reasonable amount of money.

I end up getting everything x2 just to have it in stock for next 405 I build,that way no need to wait for parts to show up.

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Those cars were made to last, G.V.W.R (gross vehicle weight rating) seems low 1728 kg, euro 405 have high G.V.W.R close to 2t if a remember right, my 605 is rated at 3555 kg G.V.W.R, strange.

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Yes, the load rating for our 405 DL was low too, around 400 kg, which we exceeded a whole lot.  The car never bottomed out (because it wasn't lowered!).

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Lately it’s been really difficult to find spare time to work on my cars but finally I started to work on this oil sump set up from Peter Taylor from Australia. I should have it all removed and cleaned by Wednesday night.

I do have all gaskets,sealant,brake clean,engine oil and filter.

http://www.taylor-eng.com/

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Finally it’s finished! I end up cutting end of windage tray so oil pump chain can be installed on the sprocket with out removing front cover. A/C accumulator end up relocating to oil pan (same as on my GTI6 swapped wagon) and oil capacity with new filter is 7.5 quart’s. On GTI6 oil pan oil temp sensor is on opposite side so I had to extend the wire. I also end up using shorter bolts which is 35mm long vs original 40mm long, new oil pan sealing surface is not as thick as original so shorter bolts are needed.

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This is what happens to E85 when engine is not running for some time, it jells up.

I got it all cleaned up and for now I’ll keep running 91, later on I may try to run 100 ovtane or E85 on better injectors such as FIC injectors .

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I just realized today that with this set up alternator/A/C pump belt is too long, I end up measuring with old belt and came up with 5PK1210 and original is 5PK1235.

I found Bando 5PK1210 on Ebay and I end up purchasing two of them just in case to have one extra spare, hopefully it’s here by Wednesday.

Probably should add that it was running today for 30 minutes and all looked good, no leaks of any kined 🙂  

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I like the way you cheat, by putting the tires on some carpet to get the last few millimeters so a pepsi can, can fit. The car is looking awesome keep it up Savo.

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It does look pretty vulnerable - Any plans for a skid plate?  Most rally armour has gone to polyurethane sheet, but alloy probably looks nicer for the street...

And always so consistently CLEAN!  Nice work as usual...  :)

Rabin

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On 12/8/2018 at 5:49 AM, Bean said:

It does look pretty vulnerable - Any plans for a skid plate?  Most rally armour has gone to polyurethane sheet, but alloy probably looks nicer for the street...

And always so consistently CLEAN!  Nice work as usual...  :)

Rabin

Most likely not, as much as I drive it and how carful I am I doubt I’ll have any issues. My wagon was like this for 40.000 miles with out issues, I did rase it up quite a bit as It’s DD and still don’t have any issues going over speed bumps.

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