[Vwdiesel] More Ecodiesel
matt_lisa at sprynet.com
Sat May 4 23:36:36 EDT 2002
About 80,000 miles. Compression was still excellent up until the fuel
injection pump started leaking and the car quit running.
> How many miles since you did this?
> On 2 May 2002 at 21:50, Matt wrote:
> > Hi Chris!
> > > I don't have a compression tester, so I don't know the exact
> > > status of the rings, but it doesn't start like when it was new - this
> > > winter had to crank a little when really cold, and my glow plugs are
> > > good. Once running for a minute or two, it runs really well. Mileage
> > > has dipped a little in the last 6 months (42 vs 48 in past years), but
> > > that could be head related too. Uses a quart of oil in 2500 miles -
> > > again just started that in the last 6 months.
> > I had this exact problem for about a year, before I started getting
> > blowby problems. I ended up pulling the head and re-ringing the engine
> > > My thought would be while the head is off, to hone it, re-ring it, and
> > > go until compression dictates a rebuild. What are people's
> > > with doing this - worth the effort, or did it not buy you enough time
> > > be worth it? Re-ringing does not seem to be too bad an effort, but if
> > > it doesn't accomplish much in the way of extra miles, I won't bother
> > > will just do the head for now and plan a rebuild sooner than later...
> > Once the head is off, putting new rings and rod bearings on is pretty
> > Just drop the oil pan, and everything is accessable. What I ended up
> > is buying oversized rings, and filed down the ends until they were
> > spec. Once I reassembled the engine, starting problems were gone,
> > was back, and I went from 38MPG to well over 50!
> > > What are your thoughts / suggestions? Sorry if this topic has been
> > > addressed in the past - I vaguely recall this, but didn't pay close
> > > enough attention.
> > If you're going to do the head gasket, you might as well do the rings.
> > my 2 pennies.
> > > Thanks in advance,
> > > Chris
> > >
> > Matt
> > http://matt_lisa.home.sprynet.com/
> > _______________________________________________
> > vwdiesel mailing list
> > vwdiesel at vwfans.com
> > http://www.audifans.com/mailman/listinfo/vwdiesel
> Shawn Wright, I.T. Manager
> Shawnigan Lake School
> swright at SLS.bc.ca
> vwdiesel mailing list
> vwdiesel at vwfans.com
More information about the Vwdiesel