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IDI Engine / AAZ crank big end ready sleeve PN?
« on: October 31, 2016, 04:35:58 pm »
Anyone have a PN handy for a ready sleeve or the like for the trans end of the crank on a 1.6, or I assume 1.9 or several other VW lumps of that era.
I've got an AAZ I don't want to have to go into a 3rd time with a bit o groove on it.

Yes I'm being lazy but I figured one of you learn-ed gents would have such handy.

Troubleshooting / AAZ t-belt tensioner
« on: June 09, 2015, 12:58:53 am »
So I gather the early AAZ had the regular 1.6L style tensioner, and the later had the early TDI style.

Any idea what was the motivation for the change between the two?
Is the later style just easier to correctly tension, with the alignment marks.

Can one retrofit the later tensioner to an AAZ? Since I can never, ever, ever leave well enough alone...

Upgrades (non engine related ) / Interior adhesive for vinyl?
« on: January 28, 2015, 01:14:43 am »
B pillars and probably headliner later.  The usual assorted goo I had on hand seems to make the vinyl look funky.

Troubleshooting / Dipstick tube funnel ID question
« on: June 15, 2014, 10:43:47 pm »
Anyone know what the deal is between 053103663 and 028103663B?

Other than 6mm or so longer in favor of the latter?

My AAz came out of the crate with the former, but my application listings seem to
call the AAZ the 663B version, which is longer, which would mean I've been running the oil
a bit low.  Or the data is incorrect, and I'd be running it overfull with the 663B... 

So...  yeah.

General / Cheap RWD "cool" car $1500-$3000?
« on: June 07, 2014, 08:40:04 pm »
Thinking hard about a TPI C4 corvette.  I know the ups and downs fairly well.  What else comes to mind? Not a Mustang or f body, and preferably not European. I've had euro cars forever.  Alfas and later spitfires and such are cheap, but rough in my price range, plus cali smog.

I keep coming back to the vette or aw11 mr2.  I'm sitting in the latter, but it's the wife's and has title issues(but it is supercharged) .  And smog legal NA's are kinda slow.  Plus they all are either 250k+ or modded to death.


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IDI Engine / In progress mini-refresh
« on: May 27, 2014, 06:47:54 pm »

Whole lot of cleanup as much as anything else.  Sealed the block up, sealed the trans up, new clutch(again, and not sachs).
Spherical rod ends and Teflon bushings for the shift linkage, and a weighted rod.
1Y intake, new downpipe for the dual outlet mani is in the works.  That cast iron elbow is silly.
A1 TD intake box, moved the fuel filter to the only place left that isn't below the pump level.
Some poly stuff, k-bar and upper brace, sway bar.
Made the stupid AC belt adjustable like a grown-up bracket.
Lot of re-wiring because I'm picky.
New hoses and water pump and such all-around.
Lots of paint.  Cheapass-protip, industrial black spraypaint after baking
in a toaster oven really is more durable than regular rattlecan stuff.
Found a factory oil cooler water hose that fits the tallblock off some TDI.
Bunch of other little things.  It really is the little things. 

That take forever.

Like that new coolant hardpipe.  I can't imagine how long it took
installing, removing, heating, bending, cooling, installing, marking, removing,
heating, bending, installing, etc, etc, etc, to get it to fit right.
Then I had to paint, and heat cure, the sections that the finish was mucked up on.
Nothing on the outside of the motor is stock, and it all kinda-fits since it's a VW, but
none of it really falls in place.  And the hardware.  The wire brushing the hardware.
I hate dirty motors.  I chose not to bust the AC system open this time so the compressor
isn't very clean, but I don't have to touch it too often.

But it's starting to look reasonably orderly and correct.

Parts for Sale/Wanted / WTB: Tall pump inlet fitting
« on: May 26, 2014, 07:13:21 pm »
One of these.

Troubleshooting / 5spd relay shaft measurement?
« on: April 21, 2014, 10:58:15 pm »
Anyone have one of these handy? I need the offset and length of the flat part.

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IDI Engine / Preferred NA exhaust manifold?
« on: April 17, 2014, 02:18:39 am »
I remember years ago, I used an a2 chassis toilet bowl because it was obviously larger than the A1 piece.
Least I think I do, its been awhile.

I have on the NA AAZ now one off a GTI of some sort, dual downpipe, with the tiny ass cast elbow at the bottom end.

That tiny elbow is going away soon, and I was wondering if there is any particularly good flowing NA exhaust manifold that
fits I should look for?   

Parts for Sale/Wanted / WTB: ac comp adjusting eye bolt
« on: April 16, 2014, 08:07:11 pm »
#34 and #40 below

On the oil filter flange, with the nut.  028115721 and 068115723 respectively.

They are about $30 shipped new, looking for $20 shipped to Cali used if anyone has em.

Anyone actually ordered factory from the dealer coolant hoses recently?  Are they CRP or some such "OEM" or
are they actually good German VW?  I'm looking specifically at the oil/coolant heat exchanger hoses.
Mk1 Autohaus has a silicone lower but not the upper apparently.

Side note, 037122058 or 068121053p?  Lotta plastic in that first one.
I'm an AAZ with a vertical lower inlet on the front side of the head so
I'll probly have to cut and splice anyway.


Upgrades (non engine related ) / 02A swap thoughts?
« on: April 05, 2014, 08:24:36 pm »
I'm pretty trans-dumb on anything other than the 020 all my VW junk has had.
Indulge me if this is a simplistic question.

02A's, and swap parts, are cheap enough now I'm actually pondering it.
Not for needing any more robust-ness, but for it being a cheap path to a trans
that isn't 25 years old with 200K plus on it.  Professional rebuilds of an 020 are not chap,
and probobly never will be.  02A's are pretty much a dime a dozen now.

Power handling isn't an issue, I'm looking at shift quality. 
I drove an 04 Jetta for awhile, shifted like slightly notchy butter, it was pretty great for a VW diesel.
It was worlds better than an 020 in a Rabbit even with new bushings and weighted shift rod.
I'm aware there are less-loose linkage solutions for the 020 and I plan to go that way if I stick with it.

Could I expect later jetta-like shifting from an 02A in my Caddy after the not inconsiderable amount of work
it is to swap?

Troubleshooting / Techtonics Tuning HD rubber motor mounts, Rabbit Caddy
« on: August 23, 2013, 03:18:15 pm »

I've wondered a long time about who made them, and the cost, finally bought a set and
figured I'd put the info I could never find online, online.

The trans mount is Meyle Germany, which in my experience from Meyle often means Meyle China
or Meyle ***hole 3rd world country, but it does say Germany and that may be the case.
I have had bad trans side mounts before, and this one does not seem to be one of them.
In my experience the drv trans mount isn't too badly stressed in a stock-ish application, though
I have had them so soft they were not usable, this one isn't objectionably soft.

The front snubber is Hamburg Technic, as is the rear trans mount, I've only ever used there
944 Porsche mounts and found them less-crappy than the URO's or such initially, beyond that
I don't have a lot of comment yet other than they feel and look like quality parts, more so
than any of the other assorted aftermarket examples of these I've used over the years (decades).

The pass side ***-mount is the correct structure for a diesel, solid rubber rather than multi air gaps,
and the rubber feels stuff as it should, the shell has distinctive radial machining marks and the VW PN is
present as seen in the photo's.  I am still researching but I suspect it's either an actual VW dealer mount,
which I haven't seen one of in a long time, or a brand called Anchor, which may well be a re-branded
mount from whoever makes them for VW.  It isn't labeled otherwise that I can see.

I haven't priced the HT mounts recently, the Anchor is on Rock Auto if anyone wants to compare pics.
All in all for $115 shipped I'm not disappointed, they are a better set than I've seen elsewhere, but
I strongly suspect the markup is excessive.  I don't really blame em in this case, nor am I surprised.
I'll report when I get them installed but I see no tell-tales to make me concerned, they were even nice enough
to mark "top" on the two that have an orientation.  I'd like to see some close up pics and observations
about the set that Black Forest is selling. 

Take it for what it's worth...

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