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FDV weep

Post by Philip Chidlow » Mon Jan 15, 2007 11:49 am

Before embarking on the overhaul of my GTi auto (welding first, then head off, front brakes etc) I want to know if the is a way - as much as possible 'once and for all' - of fixing the slight drip either by repair or replacement. It's not a job I can do but would ask someone to do it for me... I just need to be able to plan this 'restoration'...
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Post by jeremy » Mon Jan 15, 2007 12:00 pm

FDV's can be overhauled - which is really a dismantling and replacing of the seals. Its not an easy job and mine didn't work properly when I did it.

If you look at the thing - there are 5? caps on oit. 4 are plain and the kit contains new 'O' rings for these. The 5th one (middle of the side with 3 ports) is an adjuster and can be unscrewed easily and if its leaking the O ring seal on it can be replaced.

Finally there are the pipes - which can leak at their junctions if stressed (ie doesn't go in quite straight) (or simply loose - not as daft as it sounds - they're difficult to get at and not meant to be done up very tight - so its easy to think you've tightened it enough and for it to work loose later)

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Post by Oscar » Mon Jan 15, 2007 12:55 pm

Tightening the pipes (gently) has cured the FDV weep for myself and I think two others on the forum.
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Post by Ian_Fearn » Mon Jan 15, 2007 4:11 pm

Oscar wrote:Tightening the pipes (gently) has cured the FDV weep for myself and I think two others on the forum.
Me too on both of our BX's. A slight tweak on the nut often does the job
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Post by tim leech » Mon Jan 15, 2007 4:13 pm

Ian_Fearn wrote:
Oscar wrote:Tightening the pipes (gently) has cured the FDV weep for myself and I think two others on the forum.
Me too on both of our BX's. A slight tweak on the nuts often does the job
It works for me :wink:

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Mon Jan 15, 2007 4:14 pm

I'll see what can be done...

But at the moment I've got to get a quote for the boot floor welding. Looks a straightforward job so don't expect it to be much. But then again :roll:
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Post by BX Bandit » Mon Jan 15, 2007 6:52 pm

A slight tweak on the nut often does the job
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Post by DLM » Wed Jan 17, 2007 6:44 pm

Do check the plugs on the side of the unit for weep. If it's leaking there, all the pipe-tightening in the world won't do any good.
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