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Old 04-06-2018, 02:02 PM   #421
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Glad you sorted the linkage.

The V5 is a ball ache to change. You can do it at a tax post office but they still send it off to the DVLA to get it done.

On the plus side, you only have 2 years and it can be registered as historic so free tax even with the bigger engine.
Well, to be very generous to DVLA there appears to have been a little confusion. I got the V5 back with a letter saying they could not make the change as I had not taxed the car at the higher rate. The letter said that as I paid my car tax by direct debit I should cancel by DD and using the V10 provided tax my car at the higher rate. It said I could do this at the post office.

Well no you can't, unless the V5 is updated. I called DVLA and got no joy but was promised a call back.

Called them again this morning as I found out from another source that the process should have been. Continue to pay your tax, send in the papers and assume it will take ten days to process and include a cheque for the extra tax that will be due. Then when you get the V5 back, cancel the DD and re-tax at the higher rate.

According to the chap on the phone that was implied in the letter I received but it didn't actually say it. I was then told I had to take the car off the road until they have processed the change. Thirty years I have worked within Government and have never come across such poorly worded correspondence. And to tell a customer that what I should have done was implied in a letter!

I suppose this is what you get for being honest and trying to pay your way. I also suppose now they are going to get awkward about the change as I have made a complaint!

I will see if I can re-tax the car at the old rate with the old V5 and try to be a legal as I can until they sort it out.
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Old 04-06-2018, 02:06 PM   #422
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Glad to hear you got it sorted and with one solid bar rather than cut n shut this time around. Hopefully it makes the gear change a bit smoother!

You should get some videos up of it, i regret not making any before it went butni simply had no time to do so.

Hope you're still enjoying it anyway, its a hoot!

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Old 04-06-2018, 05:23 PM   #423
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Glad to hear you got it sorted and with one solid bar rather than cut n shut this time around. Hopefully it makes the gear change a bit smoother!

You should get some videos up of it, i regret not making any before it went butni simply had no time to do so.

Hope you're still enjoying it anyway, its a hoot!

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Yes the gear change is much smoother. I'm still desperately trying to be sensible. Only niggle is the oil leak I need to spend some time with the front off to see where it's from.



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Old 04-06-2018, 05:34 PM   #424
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Yes the gear change is much smoother. I'm still desperately trying to be sensible. Only niggle is the oil leak I need to spend some time with the front off to see where it's from.



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Its probably run in enough that you can enjoy it a little more now I'd say! Must be at least 1500 miles on the new engine now?

Shame to hear there's an oil leak, I'd hope its not a top end one as every seal and gasket was replaced, along with the very expensive anaerobic sealant purchased and used for the cam carrier. I think ive changed all the seals and the likes on the bottom end and used sealer on the sump (i bought a gasket only to discover its for the steel sump used on non vvc engines)

I remember there would be an occasional gearbox drip mark below the car from the diff output seals, so I wonder if it could be that worsening?



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Old 04-06-2018, 06:55 PM   #425
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Its probably run in enough that you can enjoy it a little more now I'd say! Must be at least 1500 miles on the new engine now?

I remember there would be an occasional gearbox drip mark below the car from the diff output seals, so I wonder if it could be that worsening?



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Yes it's been opened up once or twice. Prompting me to think about the sound proofing again.

Yes could be that as the oil looks clean. Better top up the gearbox oil this weekend just in case.


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Old 04-06-2018, 07:20 PM   #426
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Driveshaft oil seals can be problematic, there is an upgraded part available, will get you a link


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Dan, he's running a R65 gearbox. They are PG1.
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Cheers.

Will try some seal fix stuff as a short term attempt at a fix.

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Mighty the gearbox have been over filled causing the leak?

A few bits of metal on the magnet when I drained off some oil from the level plug. Couldn't get the drain plug out. Topped back up the amount I had drained off and a little more to account for the leak (including some leak treatment), via the breather. On looking down the breather I can see the oil. Couldn't check the level as you should as it was on ramps. So it might have too much in it?

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Could well have, i filled it up using the overflow pipe at the top (advice I'd seen on here) so that's likely the cause

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Could well have, i filled it up using the overflow pipe at the top (advice I'd seen on here) so that's likely the cause

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Yes I had to do the same. Unless you have a lift or a pit can't see how you can keep it level and top up through the proper filler.

I might run it a while with the leak treatment in then drain a bit more off. Mighty not fix the seals in case I manage to get a box with higher ratio final drive or fifth gear.

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