[Vwdiesel] VW diesel --"Jackrabbit gone berserk"?? you bet 1980 deluxe 4 door.

Sandy Cameron scameron at compmore.net
Wed Jan 15 10:59:51 EST 2003

At 09:29 AM 1/15/03 -0500, you wrote:
>The Boss I used to have a few years back was an investigator for the Office
>of Defects Investigation at NHTSA. One of his assignments was to investigate
>the Rabbit Diesel runnaway problem after several complaints were received
>from owners. They took Rabbit Ds and ran them around on a test track under
>varying conditions to try to get the desired effect.

My 'Goldie" with it's original engine would do this regulary above 50mph,
due to a broken ring in one cylinder, and the blowby forcing oil out the
valve cover vent into the air induction. What a romp! It would start to gain
speed with foot off the accelerator, and lay down the mother of all
smokescreens, what a way to get rid of tailgaters. I made an "oil separator"
by cutting a small hole in a discarded 1 gal oil jug, and routing the vent
into the jug, then over to the air induction with another hose. Empty the
jug occasionally, no more problem.

Car now has 450,000km on it, thanks to roadside junker engine found nearby,
for $250CDN (about $3:95USD)

It started just fine the other day up at the camp at zero f.


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