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by Fatmobile
Fri Jun 10, 2022 10:46 pm
Forum: VW Diesel (General)
Topic: Rebuilt engine low oil pressure
Replies: 32
Views: 281

Re: Rebuilt engine low oil pressure

Glad to hear you could find a 36mm pump and that it helped increase oil pressure.
It didn't help much when I upgraded to one.
by Fatmobile
Thu Jun 09, 2022 11:05 pm
Forum: VW Diesel (General)
Topic: Broken exhaust stud
Replies: 2
Views: 11

Re: Broken exhaust stud

Yep, you'll have to go underneath.
There are 4 bolts (12mm 12 point?) that hold the turbo to the exhaust manifold.
They are not easy to get to and will need a short breaker bar to remove.

They have to be removed before the turbo will come off and allow you to get to the intake bolts.
by Fatmobile
Fri May 27, 2022 12:04 am
Forum: IDI Performance Upgrades
Topic: Putting a VNT 15 on a Rabbit
Replies: 52
Views: 28989

Re: Putting a VNT 15 on a Rabbit

Got the old Rabbit back on the road for summer. It's running great, lots of zoom. Sounds great with lots of turbo whine and a roar when slowing down. It has just a little too much boost in the lower gears even when set at the lowest setting. So I'll have to make the accel peddle have more effect on ...
by Fatmobile
Wed May 04, 2022 1:04 am
Forum: VW Diesel (General)
Topic: Ohh that's not going to buff out
Replies: 5
Views: 49

Re: Ohh that's not going to buff out

I hear the MK4 golf headlight setup works better.
I'd rather have a MK4 golf than a Jetta, even if some of the parts are better.
They will swap over.
That's the way it was with the MK2s also
by Fatmobile
Mon May 02, 2022 8:04 pm
Forum: VW Diesel (General)
Topic: Ohh that's not going to buff out
Replies: 5
Views: 49

Re: Ohh that's not going to buff out

I can't stop picking at it. Just when I think I have everything, I think of something else to grab or tear apart. I want to know how to fix the heater vent doors, the Mk4s have the same problem as the MK2s. So I pulled the dash off. All the little locking things like rear seats, glove box, trunk fue...
by Fatmobile
Mon May 02, 2022 1:46 am
Forum: VW Diesel (General)
Topic: Ohh that's not going to buff out
Replies: 5
Views: 49

Ohh that's not going to buff out

Here's a picture of the jetta I'm parting out: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52044122471_cb567dda8f_h.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52043025897_d44dbef4f4_b.jpg Gotta love that tailpipe, ha Some guy hit a slick spot and rolled into the ditch this winter. I'm needing a better ALH engi...
by Fatmobile
Thu Apr 21, 2022 11:02 am
Forum: VW Diesel (General)
Topic: Rebuilt engine low oil pressure
Replies: 32
Views: 281

Re: Rebuilt engine low oil pressure

Ohh you have a VNT-15 that came with it.
That's my favorite turbo for the 1.6.
by Fatmobile
Mon Apr 18, 2022 7:09 pm
Forum: VW Diesel (General)
Topic: Rebuilt engine low oil pressure
Replies: 32
Views: 281

Re: Rebuilt engine low oil pressure

Too bad,
they are a good reliable source for parts.
by Fatmobile
Sun Apr 17, 2022 9:58 pm
Forum: VW Diesel (General)
Topic: Rebuilt engine low oil pressure
Replies: 32
Views: 281

Re: Rebuilt engine low oil pressure

I think the 36mm pumps were used on hydraulic blocks so they would be for diesel cars after '86. Pretty sure the gasser oil pumps spin the other way When I had low oil pressure problems the high flow oil pump didn't raise my oil pressure at all. Ended up being the clevite I-shaft bearings and it was...
by Fatmobile
Fri Apr 15, 2022 8:37 pm
Forum: VW Diesel (General)
Topic: Rebuilt engine low oil pressure
Replies: 32
Views: 281

Re: Rebuilt engine low oil pressure

Weird that the same hose is used on the Mercedes. It is a crazy looking hose that likes to rub on the alternator. I love the early sciroccos but have never owned one. I'm in Iowa and the only real change on titles is they now require a bill of sale when getting a car registered. What state are you in?
by Fatmobile
Fri Apr 15, 2022 3:30 am
Forum: VW Diesel (General)
Topic: Rebuilt engine low oil pressure
Replies: 32
Views: 281

Re: Rebuilt engine low oil pressure

I just looked at your list of cars. This is going in the '86 Golf right? You have an '81 Scirocco? Noice. Right the price of metal going up is a bad sign of future inflation. Because that's the raw materials needed to make things. Was just looking at clearance stuff. An upper rad hose for the MK2 di...
by Fatmobile
Thu Apr 14, 2022 2:08 pm
Forum: VW Diesel (General)
Topic: Rebuilt engine low oil pressure
Replies: 32
Views: 281

Re: Rebuilt engine low oil pressure

So did you get new pistons or is this a rering? The more I think of it,.. I should try to see if I can save the '85 MK2. It's too bad folks are afraid to work on their own cars. I know a few girls that have been brave enough to turn some wrenches. An axle swap probably wouldn't have been that hard f...
by Fatmobile
Thu Apr 14, 2022 12:29 am
Forum: VW Diesel (General)
Topic: Rebuilt engine low oil pressure
Replies: 32
Views: 281

Re: Rebuilt engine low oil pressure

Yeah, the dealership is the only place I've found those vacuum pump seals. And they do want quite a bit for them. My local dealership gives me about a 15% discount. My buddy wants to sell me a '85 Golf for maybe $400. It's not in nice shape but has the 12mm block, manual steering rack and the much c...
by Fatmobile
Wed Apr 13, 2022 12:00 am
Forum: VW Diesel (General)
Topic: Rebuilt engine low oil pressure
Replies: 32
Views: 281

Re: Rebuilt engine low oil pressure

Good. 10 to 12 at idle is plenty. So you had the valve cover off while turning the oil pump with a drill? And saw no oil coming from the cam? That's a good thing, it's a pretty good test for if the cam journals are loose. I had a loose cam in a rebuilt engine and the oil poured out around the cam jo...
by Fatmobile
Mon Apr 11, 2022 1:30 am
Forum: VW Diesel (General)
Topic: Rebuilt engine low oil pressure
Replies: 32
Views: 281

Re: Rebuilt engine low oil pressure

So the engine is out and on a stand?