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IDI Engine / Re: My firtst 1.9 IDI
« on: July 19, 2019, 07:32:25 pm »
EL914.848 seems to be a good elring number for a head gasket.
 I can't find a 1 notch gasket in the US.
 Anyne bought stuff on german ebay?
 How does that work when you can't speak german?

028 383 103 BH might be the VW number.
 I haven't checked the dealership yet.

Any way to get one from Canada?

IDI Engine / My firtst 1.9 IDI
« on: July 16, 2019, 02:10:02 pm »
I'm sticking a 1.9 head on the already frankened 1.7 block.
 The AAZ head didn't come with a valve cover, can I use a TDI valve cover?
 I've heard I can drill and tap the holes for a 1.6 valve cover,... if I have to.

Also searching for the proper metal head gasket.
 Searched using a '96 Jetta.
 NAPA and Oriellys are no help.
 Autohaus only shows TDI gaskets even though I searched for AAZ block stuff..
 Rock auto only shows composite gaskets or metal TDI gaskets.
 Where can I get another metal AAZ head gasket?

 Also if I get a head gasket kit with the valve seals,.. what size are AAZ valve stems?

Here are the numbers off the old metal elring head gasket:
214848 210707
 The head gasket needs to be for a 1.9 because the 1.7 pistons are 80mm wide.

IDI Engine / Re: 1990 jetta 1.6 manual clutch went poof
« on: July 02, 2019, 07:56:57 pm »
Yeah, 2 grand just to fix an axle back to the trany flange.
Even if the flange needs replaced it's a 2 hour job and few parts.

You know the pistons from a KY block will fit in the 1.6 quite nicely.
 It's a 1.7 block so I know there would be enough metal removed to get rid of any imperfections.
 Get standard size pistons instead of first over.
 The 1st overs are 80mm,.. 2.5mm bigger than the biggest 1.6 bore.
 I love my 1.7TD.
 Being in europe,.. these should be easy for you to find.
 They didn't even offer the KY block over here.
 Pretty much needs a head gasket for a hydraulic block,
 one for a 1.9.
Because the pistons are most likely too wide for a 1.6 head gasket.

Troubleshooting / Re: Fuel Shut-Off Didn't Fix It..Now What?
« on: May 06, 2019, 04:42:58 pm »
 I've seen where the stop solenoid only has power when you turn the key on,
 as soon as I hit the starter the solenoid had no juice,.. even after letting off the starter.
 I replaced the switch and fixed it.
 The MK2s had a blade on the pump, so you can just plug the wire onto it.
 On the MK1s the wire is bolted on.
 All my Rabbits have the blade upgrade,.. usually a blade from an old headlight ground down a little where the connector slides on because headlights use a wider connector.
 This way you can carry a wire with a plug and clip it directly to the battery, if it fails to start again.

How much did your pump cost you?
US ebay or somewhere else?

Troubleshooting / Re: Source for proportioning valve seals
« on: March 15, 2019, 10:00:57 pm »
 There's no picture in that link but it says it's for the early ones.
 You can get those for cheaper than $200 lots of places, last time I looked.

Troubleshooting / Re: 1.9 TD running rough
« on: March 08, 2019, 10:57:32 pm »
 No air going into the pump but air coming from the pump usually means a bad mainshaft seal.
 That will make it run rough.

 Curious,.. if you grab the crank pully, is it loose?

Troubleshooting / Re: Source for proportioning valve seals
« on: March 08, 2019, 10:52:43 pm »
Right, and I can't really take one apart and tell if the seals are good enough to work.
 I have to put them in another valve and test it.
 I'm not really sure how they work or why the seals have little bumps.
 Other wise they kind of look like wheel cylinder seals.

Troubleshooting / Re: Source for proportioning valve seals
« on: March 07, 2019, 11:56:35 pm »
Hi my name is Craig and I hoard MK1 proportioning valves.
 How much did you pay for a used one?

IDI Engine / Re: 1.6td pump on AAZ issues
« on: March 04, 2019, 09:51:32 pm »
Got clear fuel  lines?

Parts for Sale/Wanted / Re: WTB power steering bracket & pulleys
« on: February 19, 2019, 08:16:57 pm »
It worked!
 Sent it the other day.
 He even bought the pump.
 Can I supersize that for ya?

IDI Engine / Re: 1990 Jetta Coupe 1.6TD Build
« on: February 18, 2019, 02:14:36 pm »
3" down pipe seems like overkill.
 2.5  is even a little large sometimes,..
 but 3" should fit a MK2 easily.

IDI Engine / Re: Oil pressure lost
« on: February 18, 2019, 02:09:10 pm »
Maybe the low oil caused it to lose prime.
  Try spinning the oil pump with a drill,
 by removing the vacuum pump.
 I've had to prime them when starting a fresh engine.

IDI Engine / Re: 1990 Jetta Coupe 1.6TD Build
« on: February 15, 2019, 10:32:25 pm »
 I like the idea of using a tap to remove the guides.

 I believe a valve seal works great around the dipstick tube and fits right in the hole.

Gonna check the intermediate shaft bearings while it's out right?
 Run a separate wire to each glow plug.
 So if one goes bad it's easier to find out which one.
 I usually run them out to the #4 plug,
 They won't all bolt to that one so I use a short piece of copper with 2 holes
 and it bolts to the #4 along with the #3 wire, the extra hole is for #1, #2 and power.

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