Shuv's Racing Blue 200...................

Discussion in 'Projects/Progress Threads' started by sevenfourate, Mar 20, 2016.

  1. Sean197

    Sean197 RIP Albi :( Moderator

    Fife, Scotland
    Albi 197T - RIP, MK7 Golf GTD Sports Wagon
    Hopefully just overflow sitting on the undertray but driveshaft seal is a possibility. I was quoted around £160 to have mine done as I had the same issue.
     
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  2. Pav

    Pav Moderator

    Manchester
    albi blue 197 with boost
    looks great..a bit jealous..when will you give it a trial??
     
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  3. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Moderator

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200
    Driveshaft seal occurred to me too. Didnt realise it would be that expensive !

    Are you saying it possibly oil from overfilling......or is there such a thing as overflow ?

    You say "You were quoted"..... Did you not have it done then ?
     
  4. Sean197

    Sean197 RIP Albi :( Moderator

    Fife, Scotland
    Albi 197T - RIP, MK7 Golf GTD Sports Wagon
    Overflow during filling, I've had it where a little has dripped onto the undertray then it's dripped down.
    Haven't had it done yet as I haven't had the time, the garage noticed it in April before I went to Spa and added a seal conditioner as they couldn't get a seal in time. It's leaking less but still dripping so it's due to be done soon.
     
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  5. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Moderator

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200
    Appreciate the notion - but iv'e been 3 figures+ on my private driveway since the oil was changed.

    Hard to believe a spillage has pooled up and then leaked out when stationary ? Possible i guess though........

    Replacing a seal must be pretty time-consuming on these. I remember doing my XR3i myself in 'no time' !

    We'll see soon enough. Cheers for your thoughts buddy.
     
  6. Big Ben

    Big Ben Paid Member

    Herts
    197
    Hope it's minimal Shuv.

    Good luck mate.
     
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  7. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Moderator

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200
    The drip or the bill :smile:
     
  8. Big Ben

    Big Ben Paid Member

    Herts
    197
    It's always the bill with these beauties:grinning:
     
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  9. Jimmy

    Jimmy Good cop Administrator

    Hopefully it's nothing serious Shuv, fingers crossed for you buddy.
     
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  10. matt9566

    matt9566 Paid Member

    628
    Barnsley
    Ultra Red R27 #91
    Hope it's just something simple for you Shuv, I know your car is maintained to a very high standard so fingers crossed it will be nothing to worry about!
     
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  11. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Moderator

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200

    Thankyou bud.

    Dropped car in this am. Went in to collect - they hadn't had time to look at it.

    But interestingly in talking to the main man at the garage; it turns out the trainee actually did the gearbox oil - and remembers both spilling some and having a nightmare clearing it up !!

    NOTHING overnight in garage where i park. And there's nothing where it's been parked all day.

    Keeping an eye on it for 2 days and then dropping in again Friday for undertrays off and a clean-up at the very least.

    Good times fingers crossed :smile:
     
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  12. Big Ben

    Big Ben Paid Member

    Herts
    197
    Best things in life are free:french:
     
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  13. jamesgw200

    jamesgw200 Paid Member

    567
    cambridge
    Megane 275 Trophy
    my car wouldn't be going back there if i knew the trainee was let lose it :tongueout:
    maybe thats just me?
     
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  14. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Moderator

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200
    Trainee might have been the wrong term. But yes - usually the main man works on it and I echo your thoughts.

    This is the first time he's been let loose on mine I know of. Normally the owner or his equally experienced right hand man do all the work on it.

    We had words tonight and I told him my feelings and why I do and have used him for 25 years...

    I also think the owner has learnt a lesson here too. Irrelevant of anything else.
     
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  15. Sean197

    Sean197 RIP Albi :( Moderator

    Fife, Scotland
    Albi 197T - RIP, MK7 Golf GTD Sports Wagon
    Told you lol good to hear it's not something which requires money thrown at it!
     
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  16. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Moderator

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200
    I owe you a beer if you were right :smile:

    I got down at looked at the undertray tonight. Not the flat tray I imagined. Quite a few areas / corners oil could get trapped in there....
     
  17. Pav

    Pav Moderator

    Manchester
    albi blue 197 with boost
    fingers crossed buddy :thumb:
     
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  18. Big Ben

    Big Ben Paid Member

    Herts
    197
    Glad it sounds like garage error rather than mechanical issue.
    Wouldn't want to have to dip into the trackcar fund:wink:

    BTW anything doing on that front??
     
  19. Micah

    Micah Clumsy McButterfingers Gold Member

    Medway, Kent
    Clio 220 Trophy
    Maybe the apprentice should take my title of Clumsy McButterfingers?
    Always a good feeling when a niggling issue is down to human error than mechanical failure, glad it's one less thing you have to worry about.
     
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  20. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

    R27, ///M CS, Exige V6
    Fingers crossed it's just a numpty error. I'd have made my thoughts very clear on them letting an amateur anywhere near my car. You and your gorgeous motor deserve better as such a long standing customer! Hope the gaffer got the message!
     
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