[Vwdiesel] It fits my pattern

82 Diesel Westy dieselwesty at yahoo.com
Thu Dec 9 16:00:57 EST 2004

Well Bart, I got a loser story for ya.
Don't have time to type it now, but I think we ALL
have similar stories.

The thing that makes us all like to work on cars or me
anyway, is that in the end, there is always a logical
reason as to what causes the machanical problems. 
When you find it and fix it, that is what makes you
keep going.

Maybe all that goo they used on the NA hydralic motor
has an oil port clogged or something.

hang in there.
Hey, I am going to have a fully restored westy in the
next 3 months, but NO motor finished to put in it,
talk about a loser story.


--- Bart Wineland <bwinelan at allegheny.edu> wrote:

> Last night I checked the timing on my newly
> installed $300 junkyard 1.6 na 
> that I was hoping would hold me until I could tear
> down my oil burner 1.6 
> na hydraulic (again) to figure it out once and for
> all. This one started 
> when I first installed it a week ago but wouldn't
> start Tuesday night. 
> Before installing it I did a compression test
> jumping it with a set of 
> jumper cables and all 4 cylinders checked low but
> identical at #275. It 
> cranked pretty slow with the jumpers so I hoped it
> would be better when 
> cabled up correctly so installed it anyhow.  Last
> night checking the timing 
> I lined up the flywheel marks and it was way off
> from the cam and pump so I 
> figured No wonder it won't start but wondered why it
> ran at first? I pulled 
> the timing belt and got everyone lined up and the
> belt back on. Remembering 
> what Hagar said some time ago I rolled the engine
> over by hand on the 
> crankshaft and whack the pistons met the valves so I
> was glad I checked by 
> hand. Turns out the flywheel mark is way off. Not
> sure how that can happen 
> but I seem to remember someone saying a turbo
> flywheel is different so now 
> I wonder if that is what is on this engine? It has
> different markings and 
> more of them compared to what I had before.
> Remembering Hagar again I 
> pulled the injector on #4 since it is easier to get
> at and put a wire in 
> through the precombustion plug to the top of the
> piston and rotated things 
> to find the true TDC. I re timed off of that and it
> started up pretty 
> good.  I drove it a few miles and changed oil and
> coolant. Hoped to drive 
> it this morning to work but it won't start again. 
> Rechecked the 
> compression and even in the car cranking at full
> speed I get the same 
> results #275 which obviously ain't gonna cut it in
> the cold North 
> East.  Now I need to decide whether to do a ring job
> on this one in the 
> car,  or go back to trying to fix my hydraulic 1.6
> na.  As weird as the 
> hydraulic engine has been I am leaning towards
> pulling the head on this one 
> to see what things are like.  The part that has me
> nervous is judging by 
> the amount of r.t.v. that oozed out of every gasket
> it has been worked on 
> before so don't know what I will find.  If we ever
> need a poster child for 
> biggest losing record I would like to be considered
> :)
> Bart
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Bryan Belman, Pt Pleasant, NJ
04 Jetta Wagon TDI PD, 100hp, 5sp
Restoring 82 Diesel Weekender from my old rusty 82 Westy 1.9NA
90 Audi 200, 2.2L Turbo FWD
70 Type 1 stock Beetle

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