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by sgnimj96
Sun Oct 24, 2021 11:34 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Little red pickup
Replies: 86
Views: 2263

Re: Little red pickup

Wonky thermostats and/or thermo-switches have cause a lot of watercooleds to lose their heads. The radio shack temp gauge in the dash doesn't help much for early warning. Maybe a sacrificed reservoir with a tire valve epoxied into it would be the next-level shop equipment. Bicycle pump for the offic...
by sgnimj96
Sat Oct 23, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Little red pickup
Replies: 86
Views: 2263

Re: Little red pickup

It sucks that early vw diesels have such a minimal cooling system for as hard as they work.
Bigger stock radiators would have added a lot to their reliavility
by sgnimj96
Sat Oct 16, 2021 6:57 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Little red pickup
Replies: 86
Views: 2263

Re: Little red pickup

Well it's an interesting point. Fel-pro clearly has put some thought into this "An improperly sized or placed hole can create a shortcut which prevents coolant from following the correct path through the engine. If the coolant takes a shortcut because a coolant hole is too large at the front of...
by sgnimj96
Fri Oct 15, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Little red pickup
Replies: 86
Views: 2263

Re: Little red pickup

just glad there is a vendor that still keeps warehouse space for vw parts that others don't bother to stock anymore.
Being ONLY vw helps keep those parts on the shelves, and using oem part numbers makes HANS a go to site
for part searches even if it's only for reference.
by sgnimj96
Wed Oct 13, 2021 8:28 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Little red pickup
Replies: 86
Views: 2263

Re: Little red pickup

I used this one, https://hansautoparts.com/068103383FMHeadGasket.aspx + hylomar spray. ARP's re-torqued 2 or 3 times Maybe that cheap gasket squeezed down to a 1ntch, but it's working Those felpro ones are nice, but when I needed one they were out. 2-notch gaskets are hard to find for some reason.
by sgnimj96
Sat Oct 02, 2021 8:17 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Little red pickup
Replies: 86
Views: 2263

Re: Little red pickup

Dang.
A sobering reminder that the universe is not static.
I'm looking forward to learning something about this. There are a few internet discussions about this type of issue,
but are brief and don't explain much - a veil of the automotive occult.
Thanks for drinking of that cup, EH
by sgnimj96
Wed Sep 08, 2021 10:33 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Little red pickup
Replies: 86
Views: 2263

Re: Little red pickup

the flat anti-rattle clips on my S1 kept falling off. I started putting a dab of silicon caulk on the ends to hold them to caliper, helps but has to be redone every time the brakes get worked on. Seems like there are a lot of different opinions on re-torquing the stretch bolts. I was just looking at...
by sgnimj96
Thu Aug 26, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Little red pickup
Replies: 86
Views: 2263

Re: Little red pickup

I always try to take it easy until the engine warms and pretend that helps.
Those old mating surfaces, aluminum head on steel, 20:1 compression.
It will be interesting to hear this one may come to light.
Thanks for keeping the thread going :)
by sgnimj96
Fri Jul 02, 2021 11:45 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Little red pickup
Replies: 86
Views: 2263

Re: Little red pickup

Just in time for Independence Day! Nothing says automotive sovereignty like a good running vw IDI.
Congrats on the creation !!!
by sgnimj96
Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:06 pm
Forum: VW Diesel (General)
Topic: Pool Ball DIY Tire Balance
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Re: Pool Ball DIY Tire Balance

I'm surprised these seems to only be one design from china sold anywhere. Ebay has em for 66$ , HF for a bit more. The idea is so simple it's silly. Any suitable cone with a center divit balanced on a pointed metal rod would work, I'm sure there are some precision hillbilly balancers out there "...
by sgnimj96
Wed Jun 16, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: VW Diesel (General)
Topic: Pool Ball DIY Tire Balance
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Re: Pool Ball DIY Tire Balance

A regular level is interesting but tricky in a different way.
I think one would have to rotate the level in increments and the tire stays still.
With a good level, could even work better! (you may need to patent that idea just because :idea: )
by sgnimj96
Wed Jun 16, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Little red pickup
Replies: 86
Views: 2263

Re: Little red pickup

On the current pump I'm using (rebuilt at an injection shop mexicano) I had to pry the collar off to get the power I wanted. Also had to install the IP's throttle arm so I know that was correct. The fuel screw just needed a bit more. I don't mind the extra fuelly throttle. I imagine the design was t...
by sgnimj96
Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: VW Diesel (General)
Topic: Pool Ball DIY Tire Balance
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Pool Ball DIY Tire Balance

This is just a "ball"-park static balance of a mk1 13' alloy wheel. I got a bullseye center balance level thing from ebay and then a single pool ball from the flea market. https://i.imgur.com/yXenqhsl.jpg The pool ball jams nicely in the center on these old stock alloy wheels, https://i.im...
by sgnimj96
Wed Jun 09, 2021 5:16 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Little red pickup
Replies: 86
Views: 2263

Re: Little red pickup

Sounds like a happy 1.6;D

I now add some sand in the reservoir with the soapy water to get scrubbing action when I clean em'. Shake n' rinse. Hot water make quick work of it.