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Reply #15April 03, 2008, 09:37:14 am

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« Reply #15 on: April 03, 2008, 09:37:14 am »
I'd be very careful running around in a vanagon that's smoking with no EGT.

don't ask how I know that  :evil:

I'd recommend running the fuel screw out til it doesn't smoke at all.
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Reply #16April 03, 2008, 09:46:01 am

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« Reply #16 on: April 03, 2008, 09:46:01 am »
That's the plan for today. I think the main fuel screw is close to good, little smoke until on boost. I'm gonna start by turning the boost pin back to the stock spot, then begin adding tension to the spring to bring fueling down a bit.

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Reply #17April 03, 2008, 08:16:09 pm

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« Reply #17 on: April 03, 2008, 08:16:09 pm »
Today -
Changed the valve cover gasket and did some general spring cleaning around the engine block.
Then I turned in the screw on the BOV, somewhat haphazardly but it's tighter than it was.
After that I spun the boost pin back to the stock "notch" position (from facing "toward tranny") and took the van up the test hill, then down the highway for a few miles.

Simply turning the pin back eliminated most all of the excess smoke (no fun!), caused the turbo to spool slower and only max out at 12 psi - no boost dumping this time - with a slightly noticeable loss in power.

On the highway was nice, much easier to reach and hold 60-65 with pedal left over. I guess there's no more "put a brick on it" cruise control, driving at all times with my foot to the floor. Now I have to actually hold the pedal position that maintains my chosen speed, no more letting the van choose the speed to fit the situation.

60mph cruise gives about 4psi boost. The boost lag on the K24 is very noticeable as it won't really build any power until late in 4th gear. For now, 3rd gear is the "fun" gear. I think the K14 will be icing on the cake for acceleration in the 50-60mph range, just off the shift into 4th.

Once the EGT gauge is in I'll play with the boost pin some but for now all is good.

Chris
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Reply #18April 12, 2008, 05:27:59 pm

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« Reply #18 on: April 12, 2008, 05:27:59 pm »

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Reply #19April 12, 2008, 09:50:00 pm

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« Reply #19 on: April 12, 2008, 09:50:00 pm »
Nice kit there, Brick-Yard. Can you elaborate some on the LDA cover in the pictures?

Not much to report over here. Some of you might have caught my plea for help on finding a replacement "spacer sleeve" - NLA from Borg Warner. My brain has been mashed potatoes since then and recovering slowly to the point that I might be able to start solving this newest problem. Oh well - weather is fantastic here and I can't wait for our trees to start throwing out apples and peaches.

Most notable progress was getting the EGT thermocouple installed the other day. It's untested due to some issues related to removing the existing turbo from the manifold. I think I'll dive back in tomorrow to see what else I can bugger up.


Rant - why offer a rebuild kit when you can't get even the simplest details correct? Luckily I was able to find enough of the original snap rings for this to not really matter. I now seriously question the quality of the rest of the kit. I guess time will tell...
I have yet to be pleased with this particular vendor.Pictured is the new snap ring under the stock one:


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Reply #20April 13, 2008, 09:49:32 am

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« Reply #20 on: April 13, 2008, 09:49:32 am »
LDA cover is one of those pumps with no LDA guts inside, they ain't even drilled internally.
You would have thought that they would have put a NA type pump top on rather than go to the effort of having a upright LDA but not give it any guts, weird.
It came from a Seat Toledo as far as I know as I chiselled off the Seat badge from the rocker cover.
You lot get Seats?  pronounced "sey-at"

One of these munters, bit of a parts bit special, loads of MKII and III Golf parts, 6N polo parts and the like.


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Reply #21April 13, 2008, 01:16:01 pm

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« Reply #21 on: April 13, 2008, 01:16:01 pm »
We arnt allowed Seats over here. We arnt allowed a lot of fuel efficient diesel powered vehicles here because the oil companies and their cronies in the auto industry and government wont allow it.
Turbo boost libido and passive restraints
And as of yet I haven't heard even a single complaint
I've got the tools of the trade and a fuel injected heart
Efficiency is beautiful, efficiency is art

Reply #22April 13, 2008, 01:34:05 pm

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« Reply #22 on: April 13, 2008, 01:34:05 pm »
Quote from: "Kudagra"
We arnt allowed Seats over here. We arnt allowed a lot of fuel efficient diesel powered vehicles here because the oil companies and their cronies in the auto industry and government wont allow it.



amen brother!
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Reply #23April 13, 2008, 01:42:01 pm

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« Reply #23 on: April 13, 2008, 01:42:01 pm »
Real quick this morning I got the gauges wired/plumbed/prelim. mounted. I still need to figure out a spring-clip system to hold the pod to the dash and come up with a can of "VW dashboard brown" spraypaint.

This system works well but it makes me think of a wart when I look at it. I would have rather mounted the gauges in individual cups, hanging off the Sirius bracket but the cups cost a grip compared to this $5 pod thingy. A little quality time with a pair of dikes and some sandpaper and the thing fits the dash angle nicely. But now I've lost my dash-mounted crap catcher...



Hmm - from that angle, the Sirius bracket looks like Johnny 5 from Short Circuit.

Please excuse the dirt!
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Reply #24April 13, 2008, 01:44:55 pm

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« Reply #24 on: April 13, 2008, 01:44:55 pm »
looks great man!

makes me miss my td bus  :cry:
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Reply #25April 13, 2008, 06:15:06 pm

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« Reply #25 on: April 13, 2008, 06:15:06 pm »
Jonny 5 is alive. That is some funny stuff man. My wife would def appriciate the Dead playing as well :D

Reply #26April 14, 2008, 02:54:47 am

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« Reply #26 on: April 14, 2008, 02:54:47 am »
...Let it Shine, Let it Shine, Let it...

Reply #27April 14, 2008, 06:47:32 pm

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« Reply #27 on: April 14, 2008, 06:47:32 pm »
This isn't really an update, just an open thanks to Alamo Turbocharger in Kent, WA. Their guy Jesse went beyond the call of duty to track down the part I lost for my K14, calling Germany to get things straight.

The good news is that it's only $1.26 from the manufacturer. Bad news is that it's not a stocked item and only built to order. I assume they won't knock out a single piece so I didn't ask. But it is available in a "small parts" kit that should be on it's way here as we speak. They also can get the real German bearing and seal kit from the OEM but it's about a 2 week wait from Germany. I opted to see how well the Chinese bearings hold up...

Um, apparently I'm the very first person from the USA to contact the manufacturer for that little spacer sleeve. I suppose I should be proud to be the first at something.

Maybe I'll be back to terrorizing the mean streets of Lone Pine by early next week
Chris
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Reply #28April 19, 2008, 06:28:28 pm

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« Reply #28 on: April 19, 2008, 06:28:28 pm »
How do you remove the old dip stick tube to replace it with the one from the westy.
I've tried turning and wiggling but don't want to break it off in the block.
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Reply #29April 19, 2008, 07:31:30 pm

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« Reply #29 on: April 19, 2008, 07:31:30 pm »
We find that 25mm of 8mm steel tube dropped into the BOV in place of the spring works wonders.

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