Author Topic: Easy fixes with nice results  (Read 85 times)

daantjie

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Easy fixes with nice results
« on: 15 April 2018, 07:07 PM »
Hi guys

Thought I'd start a thread with relatively easy (and cheap) fixes which give nice results.

Often overlooked part methinks is the guide bush for the fuel flap lock actuator, part # 107 805 00 17

You just unhook the actuator and use this opportunity to scope it out as mine was done like dinner. Replace if it does not hold vacuum.

Then simply push out the old bushing if still intact. Then push in the new one with a light smear of dialectric grease around the housing in the body,  Permatex brand is my personal choice.

Hook up the actuator again making sure the pin catches the channel inside the guide.

Then marvel at how much tighter it locks  ;)
Cheers
« Last Edit: 15 April 2018, 09:29 PM by daantjie »
Daniel
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Re: Easy fixes with nice results
« Reply #1 on: 16 April 2018, 03:51 AM »
Yep, good tip. I’m guilty of not doing this yet, but it’s on the cards.

Tim
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