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Old 09-05-13, 16:38   #1
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Lightbulb Need Help with Powersteering pump and battery

I'm in the middle of a vl 5.0 efi conversion and I'm having a problem with the powersteering pump pulley hitting my battery, and I haven't even tensioned it.

I've seen so many people leave the battery in the same spot for the vl 6 cylinder but I can't get any clearance. I've already cut the tray but its now fouling on the battery.

The engine is a 185i from a vr clubsport, are there different pumps/brackets between vn and vr? I'd really like to avoid moving the battery to the boot.





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Old 09-05-13, 17:06   #2
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Put the battery in the boot?
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Old 09-05-13, 17:08   #3
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I'm trying to avoid that. I will eventually but have a bit of rust there at the moment and it gets moist in there
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Old 09-05-13, 18:41   #4
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since you have already cut the battery tray I agree with 5spdvl put the battery in the boot
I think also that the v8 vl battery tray are on the opposite side so mayb look how there done
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Old 09-05-13, 18:44   #5
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Old 09-05-13, 19:20   #6
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Yes the vl v8 battery tray was on the otherside but that's where the airbox is on the efi motor. And as I said I'd rather not put the battery in the boot. Thanks
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Old 09-05-13, 23:09   #7
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Smaller battery?
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Old 10-05-13, 22:12   #8
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Yes the vl v8 battery tray was on the otherside but that's where the airbox is on the efi motor. And as I said I'd rather not put the battery in the boot. Thanks
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Old 11-05-13, 09:26   #9
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Rotate the battery so it's parallel with the guard. Might have to unpick the tray and re weld it into place.
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Old 11-05-13, 09:43   #10
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Rotate the battery so it's parallel with the guard. Might have to unpick the tray and re weld it into place.
Yeah I think that's what il have to do, but I'm gonna try sliding the battery back a bit more first, by cutting out the other wall of the battery tray.
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Old 11-05-13, 11:45   #11
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I would prefer a battery in the boot but your solutions seem like head fux, no offense

i just went out and purchased a shorter belt
easy fix, will prob cost ya 12 bux
just go into supersh|t auto and find a belt with the same contour but in the length you need.

I might get the part number for you if i get a chance to wonder into the shed

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Old 11-05-13, 11:58   #12
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That would be awesome thanks mate. Was just gonna ask if you could
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Old 11-05-13, 11:59   #13
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This is what i did



Sorry mate but had a look in the garage but dont know what i did with the packet it came in. i 'apparently' kept it just incase it needed replacing

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even with the rocking of the motor it well and truly clears the battery floor plate

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you can see here how the 'non-factory- belt will still hold tension

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Old 12-05-13, 08:32   #14
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Awesome. Ill just try and move the battery over a little more and go find a smaller belt. Thanks mate
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