Vince's DS 23 bvm has developed an engine problem. The decision was made to transport his 23 out to the shed where the engine would be removed, stripped down and rebuilt.
DAY 1:  THE ARRIVAL
DAY 2:  THE STRIP DOWN

 DAY 3: ENGINE REMOVAL AND STRIP DOWN

VINCE'S PHOTOS OF THE ENGINE EXTRACTION

 DAY 4: VINCE BEGINS CLEANING

Don 2 was very helpful and made up Vince's first shopping list thanks to Dirk Sassen's excellent website. ( http://www.ds-sassen.de/parts/katalog.htm )

Click on Dirk's logo to open Vince's first shopping list 

Have you tallied it up yet Vince?

DAY 5. Don 1 is AWOL, Don 2 Runs Amok and Vince Toils at the Bench Grinder
Don 2 Comments:

I see Vince sent you the photos.

Before I left home on Sunday I did a big stock-take & tool cleanup with some new tool cleaning wipes I bought.

 It took me half an hour to do my good spanner set after working on Vince‚Äôs car the pervious Sunday, they were so dirty.

I took them out of the boot to commence work, and placed them, all in their green tray, on the front RH longeron just below the suspension cylinder.

I took out the 12mm spanner and started undoing something, then turned slightly, knocking the entire tray of spanners, which flicked upside down and landed directly in the black, brown and green sludge in the undertray. Two spanners missed the sludge but ended up in the pool of LHM under the car.

 


There was a Day 6 and a Day 7, however there was a definite shortage of cameras to record progress. Needless to say  Don 2 pulled more pieces off the car and Vince spent more time worshiping at the parts washer. The old codger worked away at stripping down the BX GTI engine.
On Day seven it was just Vince and the Old Codger. Don 2 was hard at work in his College Library. Vince was back at the parts washer and the Old Codger worked away at de-greasing the DS 23 engine bay.

DAY 8 DON 2 AND THE OLD CODGER GET STUCK IN.
DAY 9 VINCE AND THE OLD CODGER GET A GOOD DAYS WORK DONE

 DAY 10 PARTS CLEANING, BLOCK & PIPE CLEANING,PAINTING & CX SERVICING

DAYS 11 & 12 & 13 & 14 & 15, JUST THE OLD CODGER AND HIS MUSIC
Another day, working in a large shed, listening to favourite music all by ones self. At times like this the mind can turn to mischief. A plan was laid and put into action. It worked perfectly. Needless to say the bait was taken "hook, line and sinker". As well as parts to sand and prepare for painting I spent some time exchanging emails and rolling in laughter at the responses There were some classic replies one of the best, " Don't tell ME how to do it properly" will go down in shed history. Many thanks to Jeremy for the day's entertainment.
DAY 16, IT IS A SUNDAY, SO EVERYONE IS ON DECK
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