[Vwdiesel] starter lesson
danew at cybersol.com
Thu Nov 21 11:26:00 EST 2002
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I have written several times the last month looking for advice on trying =
to get my daughters diesel running. I went through the broken head bolt in =
the block which I finally couldn't get out and switched to an old 1.5 liter=
block on had in my garage. I finally got it running.
I borrowed a diesel compression tester from this old retired VW mecha=
nic. I checked all 4 cylinders got about 200 psi on each. I took the compr=
ssion tester back to the guy and we were talking. He asked was the engine =
turning at least 100 rpm when you tested. I told him I wasn't sure, that it=
seemed to turn over slower. I told him I thought that the engine had turne=
d over because the engine had great compression. He said that the starter =
should be able to turn the engine over fast enough as it's built to do that.
I went home and changed starters and the damn thing started. So anothe=
r lesson learned and thanks for all of your help.
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