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IDI Engine / Re: 1.6TD head components
« on: December 12, 2018, 11:06:36 pm »
Isn't the lower spring seat inside diameter larger than the valve seal?  If not then I would be for putting it on then installing the seal to keep from messing it up.  I think the last kit I got for seals had some hard plastic tips that went on the valve guides to keep from cutting up the inside of the seal. 

The springs should be large enough to go over the seal and not cut into them. 

Been a while since I did the head rebuild thing.  Memory is going as I am cramming too much new info in the confined space all the time.

IDI Engine / Re: How much does winterr impact on fuel economy
« on: December 10, 2018, 08:09:28 pm »
You will see a dip in mileage during the winter.  Can't be helped.  Colder temps, different fuel mix and how you drive all play into it.  Stop and go instead of smooth light through light because the roads are snow covered or it is pouring rain and people just are being careful and slowing down.

Idling an engine to warm it up is just plain foolish.  A little bit of time to get the oil moving around to all the parts, a little extra sit at start up to get the injectors warmer is all that is needed.  You might be talking 2 mins at the most when the temps are in the teens and twenties.  The real killer is the cold fuel going to the injectors.  Some engines have preheaters in their fuel delivery systems to compensate for that.  Most early VW's do not.  Not sure about the newer ones. 

I generally see my in town mileage drop from 34 to 30 in the winter.  But my trips really don't get the engine very warm.  I do get heat in the car but the gauge says less than 180 by the time I get to work or back home.  That is still under the thermostat temp of 193 F. 

MK1 Golf/Jetta and B1 Dasher / Re: Bought a Caddy
« on: December 06, 2018, 08:06:15 pm »
Totally engaged with the solenoid.  If you are just starting it with Jumpers that tells me I could be a dirty starter problem and possibly bad contact connection.  It is so easy to remove the starter that I would just pull it and service it.  Clean the contacts at the terminals and on the battery.  All should be well. 

User's ride Wall / Re: Black 85 Golf 2 door
« on: December 03, 2018, 10:00:45 pm »
I agree with the resonator.  I tried a Rabbit without one for a time driving 4.5 hrs on the highway commute and was deaf from the drumming in the ears by the end of the ride.  Put on the extra piece and was never sad I did that.

Libby, do you think the problem is with the little collar that allows the pump to spill any fuel going to the plunger?  Seems a likely spot to look if the internal vane pump is moving fuel through the body of the IP but nothing is getting to the delivery valves.

Only thing I can think of that would allow front side to work but not have back end spitting fuel.

Do you need to modify the electronics on the board?  Or is that only apply to a gasser to diesel conversion?

User's ride Wall / Re: Black 85 Golf 2 door
« on: November 26, 2018, 10:34:35 pm »
What is with the welder?  What happened to tin cans and bailing wire with a touch of muffler tape thrown on for good measure?

IDI Engine / Re: 1.6 TD reliable performance build
« on: November 25, 2018, 06:25:54 pm »
What you plan to do with the hilly drive will do the best job.  If you want bricks for passengers, conversation might be lacking, but I wouldn't overdo it.  It would simulate two peoples weight and load.  75% load could be thought of as 3/4 pedal travel.  Just take it easy on it for a while, I know you want to know the full potential but that will come soon enough.

IDI Engine / Re: 1.6 TD reliable performance build
« on: November 19, 2018, 11:38:59 pm »
I remove the OUT Bolt and fill it to as high as I can.  That gets more fuel into the pump as it is higher than the inlet bolt you used.  You can draw fuel into the pump by putting a vacuum on the line going back to the fuel tank and that will generally get you most all the air out of the IP.  If you still have no draw then I would suspect the vanes are stuck inside the pump and not doing their job.

As for the coolant leak, check the freeze plugs on the back of the block.  Weeping down to the turbo from them I suspect.

TDI - Pumpe Duese TDI Engines / Re: Crank, but no start
« on: November 16, 2018, 10:09:25 pm »
I would be pulling the starter and giving it a good service to be sure it is turning fast, has good contact at the terminals and the solenoid is working well.  In the process I would be cleaning all the posts, and connections from the battery terminal to the starter and any points in between.  Not really versed in the newer VW's. 

Hope you got a deal and not a lemon. 

Troubleshooting / Re: 1.9 TD running rough
« on: October 29, 2018, 10:57:41 pm »
Start with finding where the leak is letting air into the fuel system.  You can't do much without solving that problem first.
Check the timing for setting of about 98 mm to start.  That should give you plenty of easy start in colder weather,  Make sure that cold start lever is all the way down on the cam, not pointing up.  Huge difference in initial timing if it is pointed up. 

How much fuel are you pouring in with the fuel screw?  Is it turned in and bottomed out?  Can you get a temp gauge on the EGT/s?  Playing with fuel and temps without a means to measure might lead to damage.  Free head or not, you don't need to mess it up.

General / Re: kaputtwagen 1982 rabbit AAZ swap/build
« on: October 29, 2018, 10:45:05 pm »
Yeah, that is where I would want to be with my Caddy right about now.  But summer came and summer went and Autumn followed.  Still no sanding or painting done.  No roof replaced on the house either.  I need to do a better job of prioritizing MY TIME next summer.

TDI - VE Pump TDI Engines / Re: 03 Golf-occasional white smoke
« on: October 22, 2018, 10:28:41 pm »
AS long as you are cleaning up you might as well do the intercooler and see what the results of that are.  I understand that they do accumulate oil after a while. 

TDI - VE Pump TDI Engines / Re: 03 Golf-occasional white smoke
« on: October 21, 2018, 02:24:46 pm »
I try to stay away from the brass brush until the last part of the cleaning so I don't get to aggressive with it.  I like to soak in something that is made for cutting through carbon and soot.  So I soak the needles in some injection cleaner and then use a rough cloth sprayed with choke and carb cleaner.  Some talk about Automotive Transmission Fluid as a good cleaner but since all my cars are manuals I don't keep any of that handy. 

I have a 10 power hand lens that I use to look at the tips once I get some of the grime off.  You would be surprised at how they look after they clean up compared to where they start.  I can generally see all the bevels and flats on the tips when I finish.  Prior to that it looks like a glob of black goo on the end of the tip.  Getting them to shut off and not weep into the cylinder means getting those faces to meet inside the injector.

Good luck on getting it done. 

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