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Giving a 405 Sport Wagon another chance

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Back to gas tank leak,right! 

I end up repairing it while the tank was still inside the car,end up raising up left side up in the air so remaining gas that could not be drained would end up on the right side.First I was using soldering iron to melt plastic around leak to seal it that way first before applying Petroleum safe JB weld,tell you what working with that soldering iron was scary but luckily it all ended well. 

After JB weld dried off and cured I painted it with black spray paint and filled it up with gas,it took about 11 gallons. 

So far I haven’t seen any leaks but I’ll keep checking in a few days.

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Last Sunday I was taking two cars to Radwood show and only one made it,fuel pump decided to quit on Wagon. I was really surprised that it was still original pump as I literally replaced everything on this car,somehow I missed inline fuel pump.

I ordered inline,in tank guel pump and fuel filter from Rock Auto and red parts car donated fuel pump to keep it going till new parts arrive.

I should add it failed only 10 miles away from my house.

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Sometimes when making big changes to a vehicle like engine swaps or interior swaps we can forget the basics, i had this happened to me just after i bought my silver Mi16x4 thankfully i'm good at figuring tings out, and got my car going with couple taps on the underside of the fuel pump mount, drove it like that for a week hitting the fuel pump mount in traffic when it died and replaced the pump with a new one. Savo, do you know how many miles are on the pump, that rotor is worn down to the core.

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How is the wear on the pump part?
This original Bosch unit must be really well built for this part to be the first to go.

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This is original pump about 196.000 miles and no knocking on it would get it going,brushes were simply not making contact any longer and in the picture you can see why.

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When I pick this car up it had about 137.000 miles and now it’s at 200.000 miles, just little over 50.000 miles on this GTI6 engine since it was imported. 

It’s still my daily driver and most of the time it’s used as a truck 🙂

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Unfortunately I never had a chance to modify GTI6 front brakes to make them fit and front brakes could not take no more abuse so I just ordered factory replacement trough Rock Auto. Rotors were only $12 each and pads were $14, I also end up getting new slide pin boots, slide pin bolts and little screws that hold rotors in place.

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