This weekend, I am doing a bit of maintainence on the Pug, and although fairly basic stuff, I would like to know if any pitfalls exist that I am unaware of on the Pug systems.
First up, a radiator flush and new inhibitor.With a VL Commondore, the tanks are lower than the head, and a airlock can be a result if you are not careful or dont park it on a hill to do the change.
Is it a straight forward drop the water, flush, and refill squeezing hoses to make sure they are full, running engine till hot, recheck, or is there anything else I should know first?
Brake fluid flush. Same sort of questions, should I do the furtherest wheel first and work my way to the closest wheel to the master cylinder (series 1 205 GTi, no dual system)? Dot 4 brake fluid has been suggested as a good fluid...comments?
Fuel filter: it looks original and may be full of crud (190,000 klms), but I dont know (may be causing some of the minor hesitation when getting into the higher revs). I see it has a threaded fitting on the top. Does this simply unbolt? Any proceedure I should adopt for doing this, and would an aftermarket (Bosch) EFI filter that I have lying around be able to replace it if the orig one is buggered? Any tips on cleaning these (interum measure before replacement)?
Any and all help appreciated.