Re: [MBZ] Hey LT Don...How's the VW?

2006-01-30 Thread Loren Faeth
It was converted to the Fast glow plugs.  The slow glow plugs are still 
faster than the loop type glow plugs..,
Turn the key on, pullout the cold start handle, fasten the seat belt and 
ignite the fuel (hit the starter)  Zoom!   goes like a ra*ed ape


At 12:00 AM 1/29/2006, you wrote:

Bob --

Starter went in today. I had to go over and assist the mech with putting
together the ball bearings / race of the half shaft. Jeff had spent an hour
on it and gave up in frustration, and I spent two hours studying the
assembly of the removed version. Suddenly the light bulb went off -- turn
the race sideways and slide in, instead of trying to do everything flat --
and in a few seconds I was instant hero.

Tomorrow, we install the new half shaft then drive the car over to where
Jeff works (Goodyear). There, we put the car up on the lift and Jeff will
fabricate a new exhaust system. Bleed the brakes, fix slow leak in one tire,
maybe do a coolant change, and I can drive it to work on Monday morning.

I am really impressed with the VW diesel engine. Pre-glow is single-digit
seconds, not the minute or so that I am used to with the 240D. Idle is
smooth. I can't wait to take it up thru the 5 speeds to see how well the
clutch works and how smooth the shifting is.

On 1/28/06, Bob Rentfro [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 Hey LT Don, how's the VW doing?

 Bob Rentfro
 '77 300D 148K
 '01 VW Beetle TDI '61K
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Re: [MBZ] Hey LT Don...How's the VW?

2006-01-30 Thread David Brodbeck

Loren Faeth wrote:
It was converted to the Fast glow plugs.  The slow glow plugs are still 
faster than the loop type glow plugs..,
Turn the key on, pullout the cold start handle, fasten the seat belt and 
ignite the fuel (hit the starter)  Zoom!   goes like a ra*ed ape
  


I love how fast VW diesels catch on warm starts, too.  Most I've seen 
will start on the first compression stroke.  Just touch the key and 
they're running.




Re: [MBZ] Hey LT Don...How's the VW?

2006-01-29 Thread David Brodbeck

LT Don wrote:

I am really impressed with the VW diesel engine. Pre-glow is single-digit
seconds, not the minute or so that I am used to with the 240D. Idle is
smooth. I can't wait to take it up thru the 5 speeds to see how well the
clutch works and how smooth the shifting is.
  


I've forgotten exactly which VW we're talking about, but the A1 and A2 
chassis cars (older Rabbit, Golf, and Jetta) have a shift linkage that 
was apparently licensed from Rube Goldberg.  It frequently gets sloppy 
due to accumulated wear in the various bushings and links, but can be 
pretty easily restored.  It *should* have a positive action and 
well-defined gate -- if it's sloppy and the gears are hard to find, it 
just needs some work.


There are short-shift parts available for those cars here: 
http://www.4crawler.com/Diesel/ForSale/





Re: [MBZ] Hey LT Don...How's the VW?

2006-01-29 Thread Bob Rentfro

Sweet.
Everyone I've ever met who has had dealings with those engines has loved 
them. The company  (Air Liquide, I think [I can barely spell English let 
alone French for Pete's sake]) who delivers liquid N2 to the old nuke plant 
had an entire fleet of trailers with those engines mounted beneath them to 
run the compressors and coolers and offloading pumps. The drivers loved them 
because the never failed.

Good luck on Monday.

Bob Renftro
'77 300D 148K
'01 VW Beetle TDI 61K
Litchfield Park, AZ

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Bob --

Starter went in today. I had to go over and assist the mech with putting
together the ball bearings / race of the half shaft. Jeff had spent an 
hour

on it and gave up in frustration, and I spent two hours studying the
assembly of the removed version. Suddenly the light bulb went off -- turn
the race sideways and slide in, instead of trying to do everything flat --
and in a few seconds I was instant hero.

Tomorrow, we install the new half shaft then drive the car over to where
Jeff works (Goodyear). There, we put the car up on the lift and Jeff will
fabricate a new exhaust system. Bleed the brakes, fix slow leak in one 
tire,

maybe do a coolant change, and I can drive it to work on Monday morning.

I am really impressed with the VW diesel engine. Pre-glow is single-digit
seconds, not the minute or so that I am used to with the 240D. Idle is
smooth. I can't wait to take it up thru the 5 speeds to see how well the
clutch works and how smooth the shifting is.

On 1/28/06, Bob Rentfro [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


Hey LT Don, how's the VW doing?

Bob Rentfro
'77 300D 148K
'01 VW Beetle TDI '61K
Litchfield Park, AZ
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[MBZ] Hey LT Don...How's the VW?

2006-01-28 Thread Bob Rentfro
Hey LT Don, how's the VW doing?

Bob Rentfro
'77 300D 148K
'01 VW Beetle TDI '61K
Litchfield Park, AZ


Re: [MBZ] Hey LT Don...How's the VW?

2006-01-28 Thread LT Don
Getting there.

Mech (= brother-in-law) brought home a new motorcycle (2006 Kawasaki Nomad)
Wednesday night and I threatened him with a flogging if he worked on my car
during our rare Iowa streak of temps in the 50s.

VW is up on jack stands in mech's garage, w/ a half-shaft and a starter
removed. Ready to put the new parts in.

Should be driving it by Sunday afternoon, thanks to Rusty's Parts.

On 1/28/06, Bob Rentfro [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 Hey LT Don, how's the VW doing?

 Bob Rentfro
 '77 300D 148K
 '01 VW Beetle TDI '61K
 Litchfield Park, AZ
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Re: [MBZ] Hey LT Don...How's the VW?

2006-01-28 Thread Zeitgeist
Hope you're planning on checking the condition of the timing belt,
which I'd replace along with the tensioner as a preemptive insurance
measure.  I'd also check the g-plugs and H2O pump while yer at it.

On 1/27/06, LT Don [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 Getting there.

 Mech (= brother-in-law) brought home a new motorcycle (2006 Kawasaki Nomad)
 Wednesday night and I threatened him with a flogging if he worked on my car
 during our rare Iowa streak of temps in the 50s.

 VW is up on jack stands in mech's garage, w/ a half-shaft and a starter
 removed. Ready to put the new parts in.

 Should be driving it by Sunday afternoon, thanks to Rusty's Parts.

Casey
Olympia, WA
Biodiesel: I drive in a persistent vegetative state
'87 300TD intercooler (211k)
'84 300D (207k)
Gashuffer:
'89 Vanagon Wolfsburg Edition (186K)



Re: [MBZ] Hey LT Don...How's the VW?

2006-01-28 Thread LT Don
Timing belt was replaced fairly recently. Not worried about the glow plugs
based how the one time the car started the one time it did so far.

On 1/28/06, Zeitgeist [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 Hope you're planning on checking the condition of the timing belt,
 which I'd replace along with the tensioner as a preemptive insurance
 measure.  I'd also check the g-plugs and H2O pump while yer at it.

 On 1/27/06, LT Don [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
  Getting there.
 
  Mech (= brother-in-law) brought home a new motorcycle (2006 Kawasaki
 Nomad)
  Wednesday night and I threatened him with a flogging if he worked on my
 car
  during our rare Iowa streak of temps in the 50s.
 
  VW is up on jack stands in mech's garage, w/ a half-shaft and a starter
  removed. Ready to put the new parts in.
 
  Should be driving it by Sunday afternoon, thanks to Rusty's Parts.

 Casey
 Olympia, WA
 Biodiesel: I drive in a persistent vegetative state
 '87 300TD intercooler (211k)
 '84 300D (207k)
 Gashuffer:
 '89 Vanagon Wolfsburg Edition (186K)

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