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Doctordiesel77
Doctordiesel77
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  • It is fairly easy to convert to manual, but you'd lose the automatic idle speed/anti stall facility, where the ecu uses the fast idle setting on the auto choke stepper motor to maintain idle speed. Rover fitted this so that idle could be set lower and save fuel, with manual choke you might have to...
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  • Doctordiesel77
    replied to .Front suspension question
    Strange that yours had the shorter strut, the parts list is a bit vague about them, but I always thought that all of the diesels had the longer one... I thought there was a list of every spring and strut and what it fitted on here , but can't find it anymore......
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  • Doctordiesel77
    replied to .Front suspension question
    only other thing yo might need is some sort of tool for the nut that holds the top bearing on. They are usuall not too tight and circlip pliers work. I made a tool by grinding a deep socket down, but have since been told that this vw one is a good fit with a bit of minor fettling https://www.ebay....
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  • Doctordiesel77
    replied to .Front suspension question
    Yes, but you'll need some decent spring compressors, the damping is slightly different between petrol and diesel, but you probably won't notice that unless you take it racing! May be worth getting a garage to do the actual spring swapping, unless you are fairly confident, I worked in a garage for a...
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  • Doctordiesel77
    replied to .Front suspension question
    If you've got a decent impact wrench you might get away with holding the rod and gunning it off, but otherwise you will need the allen key, as Jeff says. It is a nyloc nut and as soon as you move it the rod will start to turn. A ring key (old type, rather than a straight one) or 'go through' socket...
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