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General / Re: Double Checking
« on: June 12, 2019, 10:36:12 pm »
baovevieta,  Some would say you are not trusting the mechanic, some would say you are paranoid of others working on your machine, some would say, as I, that you are checking their work.

To blindly believe all those techs really got those framed certificates because they proved they knew what they were doing is just, well, a fools errand.  Not that some didn't but IF I take my car to be serviced someplace I double check those items I feel could do me damage.  I watch the guys in the tire shop.  Yes, he did use the gun to get the lugs off but a hand held torque to final the install.  Very nice. 

I don't take my vehicles in for much of anything other than tires and alignments.  I can do the rest myself.  Have I had trouble with others working on my car?  Some, enough to keep checking.

I drive an old beater U-Haul truck and they replaced the 7.3 IDI engine on is because the first one cracked the block.  Lack of coolant I think.  Before my time at least.  The folks doing that work left so many nuts half on that I lost the vacuum pump for the brakes and almost took out the new radiator.  The alternator was also about half on and not charging because of it so the battery went dead on me.  In the summer no less.  The exhaust pipes were not tight to the manifolds so the beast was so loud I had to wear earplugs until I could find time to mechanic it myself. 

So, keep checking the work.  I would not fault you for doing so.

General / Re: Time to go elsewhere
« on: May 24, 2019, 10:29:20 pm »
Still finding the fraudsters every now and again.  Just keep reporting them to Moderator.  He will ice them as he has the time.  That is a sideline, to a real job that takes plenty of overtime to maintain.  But it is done for the greater good.  So thanks for that!

The object is not to gain but to do, all about the quest and bragging rights I expect.  We could as a group go flood some Ford or Dodge Diesel forum with VW questions if we wanted to so we could come back here and snicker about it.  But why?  Who has that sort of time these days.  NOT ME and I am retired now. 

IDI Engine / Re: 5 liter oil capacity.......how much circulates?
« on: May 21, 2019, 10:47:17 pm »
Nice cuts there fella.  Not done with the saws-all I own that is for sure.

IDI Engine / Re: 5 liter oil capacity.......how much circulates?
« on: May 18, 2019, 10:28:41 pm »
Mod the oil pan?  OK if you have to. 

I would think 2 liters is a bit much for all that is circulation.  Maybe counting the head catching some and then the drain down. 

I would suspect that if you keep the pickup tube the same distance from the bottom of the pan you would not have any problems.  The volume in there would be higher at the one end if the capacity was the same.  So do you think you would have problems with the crank splashing into it and creating flow disruptions? 

More oil in the same pan would be similar and don't we get warnings not to overfill past the full mark by more than 1/2 a liter.

Just some thoughts.  Keep us up to date on this. 

Troubleshooting / Re: Irritating oil leak...
« on: May 18, 2019, 10:19:52 pm »
Brilliant in the simplicity of it all. 

And no more fungus or it smells like a baby for awhile.

General / Re: Time to go elsewhere
« on: May 18, 2019, 10:17:34 pm »
Thanks!!!!  Now we can go back to our abnormal diesel discussions. 
Great site until the hack happened.

IDI Engine / Re: 5 liter oil capacity.......how much circulates?
« on: May 14, 2019, 11:52:39 pm »
Enough to keep the cam lobes from grinding down or the lifters from doing the same.  The lower crank bearings from sounding like a garbage disposal and the pistons from becoming attached to the sides of the cylinders. 

What more do you need to know?

Troubleshooting / Re: Fuel Shut-Off Didn't Fix It..Now What?
« on: May 04, 2019, 11:04:27 pm »
I would be leaning towards poor connections at the key.  You could temporarily wire a direct connection from the battery to a fused wire and switch that you could have in the cab.  That should rule out any poor connections to the solenoid. 
Chase down the big connector behind the switch.  Sometimes the individual wires back out of their respective holders.  A tiny screwdriver, flat blade will push them back in.  Unless they are melted. 

Smoke Tales / Re: B1 Dasher smoke
« on: May 01, 2019, 11:11:23 pm »
If you are checking the consumption at each fill up of diesel that would likely be on a 350 or 400 mile cycle.  Depending on tank size.  IF you find that you are a quart low at two tanks of fuel you are burning too much oil.  I don't burn but 1 qt during a 3,000 mile oil and filter change on my 1.6 that has been rebuilt.

I just swapped those items last weekend and I poured the old oil into an older gallon jug and I would say I put all of the gallon in there.  That would mean my oil I put in the filter and topped off with, about 1/2 qt is what I burned in that time. 

Hope that gives you some perspective. 

General / Re: Time to go elsewhere
« on: April 21, 2019, 02:12:06 pm »
Came back to check on things.  No Better  In fact of the posts I saw there were 100 that were nothing but spam and three,  Yep 3 that were actual topics.  Site is infected and I don't like to be sick.  Staying away for another quarantine period.  Maybe just cut out altogether and delete my account. 

This is SICK and not in a good way either. 

General / Time to go elsewhere
« on: April 13, 2019, 12:10:58 am »
With all the porn and fake passport traffic on this site I will have to take leave of it.  All the admins must be asleep at the switch here.  The place is inundated with crap that is totally off the rails for what this site is about and no one seems to be doing anything about it.

Why are these people allowed to register in the first place.  Bots all of them followed by more bots that spew vulgar words that are not at all about diesels, VW's or automobiles in general. 

Until you clean it up I am gone.  Possibly with a host of others as well.
Enjoy your new fake passport to where ever and enjoy that porn as well,  I am NOT having it.

Admins and Moderators---  Shame on you for not doing your jobs.

Troubleshooting / Re: Injection Pump leaking
« on: April 12, 2019, 12:14:21 am »
Tah Dah,   From the archives of this site but bounces you to another.


Andrew has great advice.

IDI Engine / Re: Is 220 degrees too hot?
« on: April 05, 2019, 08:57:05 pm »
I would say it is more of a function of how hot and how long.  The cooler on the oil filter gets its water off the bottom of the radiator so it should be less than what ever you have for a thermostat but not by much.  That of course only applies if the radiator is working as designed.  And that you don't have other items stacked in front of it.  Like aftermarket oil cooler or intercooler. 

If you spike temps occasionally to the 210 mark I doubt you will do damage if you have proper antifreeze coolant to keep boil over from happening.  If you are running simple water then you are risking steam out the coolant reservoir and then less fluid in the future.  Bad choice in my mind to run water unless it is an emergency fix.  With the price of a gallon of unmixed antifreeze at about 10 bucks you can give up a beer and a coffee for the day and save your engine.

My gauges, Mechanical, tell me I run around 90 C or 185 depending on the vehicle I am driving.  I don't have extreme heat here on the Pacific ocean to contend with but rather I fight a cool engine most of the time.  So I run a hotter thermostat rather than a cooler one.

IDI Engine / Re: AAZ oil pressure lost
« on: April 03, 2019, 11:05:24 pm »
I was chasing a similar problem with my 81 Rabbit.  Start it, easy out into an alley way, no throttle per se and then zip... oil light on and no pressure. 

I thought it was the oil pump and vac pump connection, not much of a stub of a shaft sticking into the vac pump.  I couldn't see and slack or the fact that my oil pump was loose either.  I dropped the oil pan to verify that.  But yeah if those two parts become disconnected you will cease to have oil pressure but the vac pump runs off the gear and intermediate shaft does it not?

I would think a loose bolt holding down the vac pump would be easy to spot as oil would be going everywhere. 

You don't say what style vac pump you have, the gear or the diaphragm one.  I used to run the diaphragm ones but got tired of replacing the rubber on it.  With out that you don't really have a pump that is creating a vacuum for the booster. 

Got leaks at the lines or the check valve?  I run a vacuum gauge tied into that line going to the booster so I know when I have good or low readings.  If you have one slap it on there for a bit and see how the readings go. 

Troubleshooting / Re: 1.6 NA pump on an Eco Diesel
« on: March 28, 2019, 12:42:43 am »
If you indeed have all the air out of the system as mentioned by UncleD, then perhaps it is a problem of not enough fuel.  On the right hand side of the pump, above where the lines go out is a screw with a locknut on it. This is commonly referred to as the fuel screw.  Loosen the locknut and turn the screw in about a half a turn as the car is idling. 

Do you notice that it gains RPM?  Good, now adjust the idle back down some by loosening the locknut on the screw that the throttle lever is touching.  You have increased the amount of fuel going in at a given position of the throttle lever and need to back the lever off the screw stop to reduce idle RPM. 

Tighten the locknuts on both screws and give it a test drive.  Repeat process until you get some speed out of it or you start noticing a bunch of black smoke out the tailpipe.  At that point you have screwed around with it enough that you are wasting fuel and it is just plain silly to do that.  Back it off some if you want to have any amount of miles per gallon. 

You don't need to move that fuel screw much.  I said turn it in one half of a turn but on second and third turns it might be better to only go a quarter.  It is very sensitive and a little bit goes a long way on that one.

Other things might be need as well but start there and tell us what it does.  Having an old unknown pump working is a good thing but not knowing settings on it is sort of a problem.

I hope they sent his old pump back to him.  He could likely sell it and recoup some of the 500 he spent.  Seems a bit steep for an old IDI pump.  250 is more like it. 

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