[Vwdiesel] Re: faux td

mjcatlin at postoffice.pacbell.net mjcatlin at postoffice.pacbell.net
Wed Apr 17 21:07:28 EDT 2002

Hayden, I would rent or borrow a leak-down tester, because they are used with
the engine in a static position.  You will also need a source of compressed
air.  Furthermore, you will need some way to lock the flywheel, because when you
pressurize a cylinder, the crankshaft wants to turn.

Mike Catlin
Davis, Calif.

dieseltdi at earthlink.net wrote:
> Well for those of you that were drooling about the possibility of parts from
> this engine, well sorry.  I pulled the pan and sure enough there were the
> squirters so it is a real td engine.  Now for the question.  I would like to
> test the compression on this engine but I have no way to spin the thing and
> turning it by hand allows the pressure to leak past the rings.  Could I do a
> "wet" test by pouring some thick oil into the cylinders and then turning it
> over by hand and get something close to right.  I would just hate to drop
> this into the bunny truck and then have to do the rings afterall.  The
> engine does have compression because it is hard to turn over with all 4
> injectors in place.  BTW when I pulled the injectors there was only one heat
> shield in place.  Some great mechanic worked on this engine!  Anyway
> suggestions would be appreciated.  I would really hate to have to tear this
> engine down and have to replace the stretch bolts and the head gasket if I
> don't have to.  Hayden
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