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by Fatmobile
Sun Oct 24, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Little red pickup
Replies: 86
Views: 2265

Re: Little red pickup

Got it all back together. Put some used antifreeze in it because of the cold weather coming,.. and I don't think water in the block is good for it, might cause corrosion. Started it up and it was still missing on one cylinder,.. for awhile. I really hated that truck for awhile but it smoothed out. I...
by Fatmobile
Sat Oct 23, 2021 12:56 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Little red pickup
Replies: 86
Views: 2265

Re: Little red pickup

Got the head off. Everything looks fine. I stuck a little LED on a wire in the coolant passages to see where it shines, compared to a good head. I'm still going to see if my buddy has an endoscope that's thin enough. Then I'm going to put this head back on, with the felpro gasket and this time I'm n...
by Fatmobile
Sat Oct 16, 2021 12:18 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Little red pickup
Replies: 86
Views: 2265

Re: Little red pickup

I just bought 3 red speedometer cable gears from Hans. For the couple ACN tranys I've collected I stuck one in the Rabbit but have no speedometer. The more I think about it the more sense it makes that the #4 cylinder would be the one to get hot. It's the last place in the engine for the water to go...
by Fatmobile
Thu Oct 14, 2021 1:15 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Little red pickup
Replies: 86
Views: 2265

Re: Little red pickup

Lot's of people slam hans's parts but I've bought stuff from him before that was good. The holes around the 4th cylinder on that gasket are small too. So far the Felpro gasket is the only one I've seen with big coolant holes near the 3rd and forth cylinders. I've noticed the 2-notch shortage also,.....
by Fatmobile
Wed Oct 13, 2021 2:17 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Little red pickup
Replies: 86
Views: 2265

Re: Little red pickup

Maybe all head gaskets aren't created equal. Here's a link to the last head gasket I used: https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=11064036&cc=1285455&pt=5412&jsn=452 It's made by Ajusa. Here's one made by fel pro: https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=122367&cc=1285455&...
by Fatmobile
Wed Oct 06, 2021 12:47 am
Forum: IDI Performance Upgrades
Topic: Putting a VNT 15 on a Rabbit
Replies: 51
Views: 27893

Re: Putting a VNT 15 on a Rabbit

Here's some pics of the newer Rabbit VNT-15 controller. The last one I posted/built was still a prototype. It worked great but the holes wallowed out. So for the new ones I use small sealed bearings. This picture gives an idea of how the bearings were mounted: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/515...
by Fatmobile
Sun Oct 03, 2021 11:18 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Little red pickup
Replies: 86
Views: 2265

Re: Little red pickup

I've seen something similar when the small line to the reservoir is blocked.
It traps air in the head because it can't get to the high point of the reservoir.
Probably why I'm thinking that way this time.
by Fatmobile
Wed Sep 29, 2021 11:49 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Little red pickup
Replies: 86
Views: 2265

Re: Little red pickup

The threads on those 11mm bolts are pretty fine though. That effects the torque. So an update on the little red pickup. Something is wrong. Not sure I mentioned this. Didn't think too much of it the first time I took it for a drive. After a short drive for a few miles and coming back I would hear th...
by Fatmobile
Tue Aug 31, 2021 1:10 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Little red pickup
Replies: 86
Views: 2265

Re: Little red pickup

The parts arrived from fcpeuro, faster than they said. Had it running but the fuel lines to/from the tank were leaking. I forgot there was a fuel line that was about 12mm on one end and 8mm on the other. A tapered fuel line. Fortunately I had remembered that for the Rabbit's it's the same. ...and I ...
by Fatmobile
Thu Aug 26, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Little red pickup
Replies: 86
Views: 2265

Re: Little red pickup

Yeah, romping on it too hard when it's cold isn't good for any engine. I don't think I beat it too bad when it was cold. did make sure it was under load or backing off. The fuel lines are dripping as they come from the tank. So those need replaced. I noticed no anti-rattle clips on the brakes last t...
by Fatmobile
Wed Aug 25, 2021 11:34 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Little red pickup
Replies: 86
Views: 2265

Re: Little red pickup

So the little red pickup came back because of oil in the coolant. I got the head back off and it looks like maybe it leaked under the head gasket into the cooling hole very close to the bolt hole the oil pressure passes through on the way to the head. Like the o-ring failed. That's a first. The only...
by Fatmobile
Fri Aug 06, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: VW Diesel (General)
Topic: HOW TO UPDATE EMAIL ADDRESS
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: HOW TO UPDATE EMAIL ADDRESS

Top right; Profile,
next to username; edit profile,
on the left; edit account settings
by Fatmobile
Wed Jul 28, 2021 11:54 pm
Forum: VW Diesel (General)
Topic: More Diesel Adventures and HOLY SH*T THE BOARD IS BACK UP!
Replies: 4
Views: 104

Re: More Diesel Adventures and HOLY SH*T THE BOARD IS BACK UP!

I updated my signature.
Also was working on something,
looked up and there was a 3-outlet hose.
Get ahold of me and we'll figure out how to get it to you.
by Fatmobile
Mon Jul 19, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: VW Diesel (General)
Topic: More Diesel Adventures and HOLY SH*T THE BOARD IS BACK UP!
Replies: 4
Views: 104

Re: More Diesel Adventures and HOLY SH*T THE BOARD IS BACK UP!

Yeah, the 1.7TD is running great. Pretty long list of the ones I'm working on. Lately it's been the '91 Golf MTDI. My neighbor took it for a drive tonight and was shocked. The '84 Rabbit (Pa)Tina just had a pretty bad mishap. The gasket sealing the oil filter flange in place blew out when I was test...
by Fatmobile
Thu Jul 15, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: VW Diesel (General)
Topic: More Diesel Adventures and HOLY SH*T THE BOARD IS BACK UP!
Replies: 4
Views: 104

Re: More Diesel Adventures and HOLY SH*T THE BOARD IS BACK UP!

Glad you found us and are still into the VW diesels. I've been playing with the TDI engines too. Got an MTDI in my '91 Golf. I think the cruise control diaphram is the same gas or diesel. Just the slide wire from your car will need swapped over. So maybe you could find one on the vortex. I might hav...