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Troubleshooting / Re: Radio issue in a mk 4 jetta??
« on: October 28, 2018, 06:26:58 pm »
BTW, the CD player works fine, issue is just with the radio. How does it come out of the dash? Maybe it's just a bad connection to the antenna

Troubleshooting / Radio issue in a mk 4 jetta??
« on: October 27, 2018, 05:33:10 pm »
New to me 2002 diesel car. Radio has both cassette and cd players... Anyway I have a problem with the radio. Worked on test drive. Picked the car up today from the safety check, radio worked for a few minutes then white noise like the station quit broadcasting. Tries a few other stations, nothing but white noise like the antenna wire fell out.
Next time I get in the car, radio working again... for 10 or 15 seconds then more of the same. Anyone run across this before?  And is there an easy way to get to the back of the radio? I'm used to mk2 cars.

IDI Engine / Re: I think I just had timing jump on my AAZ....
« on: October 19, 2018, 07:27:24 pm »
I might have an engine. Pm me
Tried a couple of times... headed to London tomorrow to look at a mk4 wagon, maybe st Williams to look at another one. Still want to put the mk back together though.

IDI Engine / Re: I think I just had timing jump on my AAZ....
« on: October 19, 2018, 05:15:07 am »
Don't remember. A long time ago. I'm pretty careful about clean on tapered shafts as a rule.. Will get it inside the garage this weekend and figure out what happened.

IDI Engine / Re: I think I just had timing jump on my AAZ....
« on: October 16, 2018, 07:35:58 pm »
Sitting in a dry trailer, belt is still in one piece. We'll see what I find when I pull it out.

IDI Engine / I think I just had timing jump on my AAZ....
« on: October 16, 2018, 05:19:34 pm »
About 5000 kms since I installed in my '92 Jetta. Engine had been sitting on the shelf for probably 7 or 8 years after having rings, bearings, gaskets, seals etc. Put it together with a set of head studs. If I remember correctly crank has the new pulley on it like an AHU.
Last couple times I started it it started hard, but smoothed out and ran fine after 5 or 10 seconds. I don't remember if I put new glow plugs in or a set of good used ones, so went to fire it up and put it in the garage tonight to pull glow plugs and check. Ran really rough for 10 or 15 seconds and quit..  Now no fire and nasty noises, I think I have valves bouncing off pistons. Not impressed.
Trying to decide if I want to bother pulling it apart. I need to know why the timing jumped (belt is still on and feels tight enough). Last time I had a head done it wasn't cheap. Same car, different motor that now lives in my Porsche. 
Anyone got a good low mileage complete engine in SW Ontario for sale cheap? Or maybe just a good complete head cheap?

Diesel Swaps / Re: AAZ going in to a 914...
« on: October 10, 2018, 08:37:56 pm »
Tach quit on me... :( Have done some testing and sent questions to Dakota digital.  ???

Troubleshooting / Re: Irritating oil leak...
« on: October 10, 2018, 08:36:21 pm »
Good luck with that! Only injection pump leak I've had was the seal on the input shaft. Happened to me twice on 2 different AAZ motors. Hard start problem that was the reason I bought the second one. Easy fix once I figured it out!

Troubleshooting / Re: Irritating oil leak...
« on: October 09, 2018, 07:26:19 pm »
Pulled the timing cover off after work, belt and pulley dry. Pulled the valve cover back off, gasket twisted right at the corner where it turns up to go over the cam. Put another gasket in, no more leak.

Troubleshooting / Re: Irritating oil leak...
« on: October 09, 2018, 05:42:42 am »
Engine is clean, oil is coming down the head on the right side at the timing  cover...

Troubleshooting / Irritating oil leak...
« on: October 08, 2018, 05:46:34 pm »
AAZ in my Porsche, high mileage engine that always ran well. Oil at the front of the engine. Some on the turbo, and running down the block. Pulled the turbo and checked all connections on the drain line I modified to hook the T3 to the AAZ. Suspected the valve cover gasket so I changed that too. Did an oil change while I was at it and took the car out for a drive. Wet all down the front of the engine.
Camshaft seal maybe??? Not happy. Don't think I can change the seal without pulling the engine, not enough room. 
Any suggestions for something I'm missing??

Diesel Swaps / Re: AAZ going in to a 914...
« on: October 06, 2018, 11:10:20 am »
Throttle cable done and installed, Dakota Digital adaptor was easy to hook up and set so that the alternator now runs the factory VDO tach. A couple oil leaks to fix before the last autocross of the season next weekend. Happy with the swap!

Diesel Swaps / Re: AAZ going in to a 914...
« on: September 15, 2018, 06:10:14 pm »

Taken at the autocross today.... going back to the smaller turbo I think. Spools too slow.

Diesel Swaps / Re: AAZ going in to a 914...
« on: September 13, 2018, 02:11:22 pm »
Lost all that extra fuel and them some.... guessing that either the pressure line from the manifold to the fuel pump got plugged or the plunger in the top of the pump is stuck.  Maybe tore the diaphragm? have to do some investigation....
Exhaust has been routed to the back of the car. 2 1/2" straight pipe... Was too loud straight up behind the window but I think I can live with it without a muffler out the back. Found someone to make me a new throttle cable too but going to try to hold off until it's parked for the winter.

Diesel Swaps / Re: AAZ going in to a 914...
« on: September 10, 2018, 05:34:36 am »
Don't remember the coal being quite so bad with this engine in the Jetta. fuel going down, and maybe the smaller turbo back on too. maybe a little slow to spool.
Non standard engine isn't really an issue... car is old enough that emissions isn't a problem here. And as for the insurance company, it's still a four cylinder....
VW Oil pressure switch in the back of the head running the porsche idiot light works fine. Did have an oil leak and figured out the sensor wasn't screwed in tight enough... had it out to screw a gauge in and do a pressure check.. Early VW water outlet for head with a screw in sensor hooked to the Porsche temp gauge seems to work fine. Ran it for 20 minutes or so and it got to about 165 according to my infrared temp gun, showed just over 1/2 on gauge. Next step is garage cleanup, put the trunk lid back on, back it outside for a bath, and take it for a drive. Then to the muffler shop. Probably leave it straight through for now, may wind up with a muffler though. This engine seems louder than the other one I'm running, partly because the timing is advanced a little more on this one I think.

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