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by Fatmobile
Thu Nov 25, 2021 2:32 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Little red pickup
Replies: 91
Views: 2445

Re: Little red pickup

He called today and said it started just fine at 58F.
Maybe the ride home cleaned out an injector.
by Fatmobile
Wed Nov 24, 2021 12:46 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Little red pickup
Replies: 91
Views: 2445

Re: Little red pickup

I think so. It's hard to believe a reservoir cap would cause a blown head gasket before it blew a radiator or coolant reservoir. It still starts rough when not plugged in but I sent it home with him. He'll clean the reservoir and see if any more oil gathers there. I pulled all the glow plugs and tes...
by Fatmobile
Wed Nov 24, 2021 12:42 am
Forum: VW Diesel (General)
Topic: free parts
Replies: 6
Views: 39

Re: free parts

Oh I see it's for use without a center console.
Have you seen the accordian boots for the Mk2?
I like them better than the bag and they are cheap.
by Fatmobile
Tue Nov 23, 2021 1:04 am
Forum: VW Diesel (General)
Topic: free parts
Replies: 6
Views: 39

Re: free parts

What model is the boot base for?
Swapping a Mk4 shifter into a MK1?
by Fatmobile
Wed Nov 17, 2021 3:06 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Little red pickup
Replies: 91
Views: 2445

Re: Little red pickup

OOps I stuck this post in the wrong thread. It is having a problem on cold startup. It stumbles and puts out the white smoke. After starting it I need to rev it some to get it to smooth out. Then it runs great. So I checked the timing with the pulse detector and it was a little retarded so I advance...
by Fatmobile
Wed Nov 17, 2021 3:00 am
Forum: VW Diesel (General)
Topic: free parts
Replies: 6
Views: 39

Re: free parts

Wow those are pretty cool.
Good job making special parts for the watercooled VWs.
I like the Mk2 strut spacers.
by Fatmobile
Wed Nov 17, 2021 2:56 am
Forum: VW Diesel (General)
Topic: Anyone ‘here’ have experience with Han Auto Parts
Replies: 5
Views: 39

Re: Anyone ‘here’ have experience with Han Auto Parts

I've heard of a couple people having problems with a pump they got from him.
He probably made it right with them though.
by Fatmobile
Fri Nov 12, 2021 3:02 am
Forum: VW Diesel (General)
Topic: How do you Prove a Off-The Shelf used injection pump!
Replies: 5
Views: 32

Re: How do you Prove a Off-The Shelf used injection pump!

Glad to hear you got it spinning. That's a start. A 12 volt helper pump will help get fuel from the tank but the vanes inside the pump push the pressure up around 150psi. That pressure controls the timing curve. Without it the timing curve will be flat retarded at higher RPMs. Maybe it's because I'v...
by Fatmobile
Thu Nov 11, 2021 2:18 am
Forum: VW Diesel (General)
Topic: How do you Prove a Off-The Shelf used injection pump!
Replies: 5
Views: 32

Re: How do you Prove a Off-The Shelf used injection pump!

Ha, you answered my "why's it so dark"? question before I asked. I have only once heard of someone breaking the mainshaft at the thinnest point doing this. So keep the speed down. No need to make it spin fast. This is a great plan. Hearing that it sat for 30 years isn't good. Have you ever...
by Fatmobile
Sun Nov 07, 2021 12:25 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: RIP "Old Blue"
Replies: 94
Views: 46527

Re: RIP "Old Blue"

I've been stuffing a 3/4" washer into the end of the column to hold everything in. It usually works but I had one fall out so I made a tin thing bent around the column to hold it in. I have needed the delrin bushing,.. like I needed one on this truck. To take the slop out of the right rod comin...
by Fatmobile
Fri Nov 05, 2021 12:44 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: RIP "Old Blue"
Replies: 94
Views: 46527

Re: RIP "Old Blue"

The supply chain problems are effecting parts for repairing many cars. I wonder if that will effect the old cars like rabbits. I got those 2-notch head gaskets for $20 shipped. That's pretty cheap,.. they were on the clearance rack. I think there is a pretty good stockpile on VW rabbit parts. Compar...
by Fatmobile
Tue Nov 02, 2021 12:51 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: RIP "Old Blue"
Replies: 94
Views: 46527

Re: RIP "Old Blue"

I built that better VNT15 controller. Using the stock Vnt-15 controller spring reversed so it would be controlled by boost instead of the computer controlled vacuum it came with. Took it out for a test run. It worked perfect 1st gear the boost hit 15 - 18 and the EGTs popped up to 1200 and stayed th...
by Fatmobile
Mon Oct 25, 2021 11:26 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Little red pickup
Replies: 91
Views: 2445

Re: Little red pickup

It never overheated.
The temp gauge sat perfect in the center.
The whole time it was overpressure.

I didn't take it into town today.
A couple more trips out of town a ways and back
before I try that.
by Fatmobile
Sun Oct 24, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Little red pickup
Replies: 91
Views: 2445

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: 91
Views: 2445

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...