[Vwdiesel] Brakes --- engine brakes -- ( The physics of it ).

LBaird119 at aol.com LBaird119 at aol.com
Sun Jan 11 02:13:29 EST 2004

What a beautifull engine that was, but not a good cold weather starter.

  Yeah, anything below about 70 is considered cold with these!

> Crappy hairpin glow plugs wired in series,forever burning out. One goes,
> they all go, like cheap Christmas tree lights . 

  Dad's had his since 70 or 71 and never replaced a glow plug.  He did 
the engine at around 175K because the dealer had a screaming deal on 
factory rebuilds. The parts guy told him about it. Said he could sell him 
the parts to do it himself for about $400 more than the complete engine 
(with accessories!)

> Manual glow plug timer, hold
> the knob out untill the dash indicator was red enough to light a big cigar
> then start.

  Yeah, always fun to see the shocked look on people's face when they 
see that hot thing glowing there, when they realize it's NOT a light!

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