[Vwdiesel] Rabbit droppings # 87 --- ( The ways of VW germany )

Shawn Wright swright at zuiko.sls.bc.ca
Wed Jun 9 23:18:49 EDT 2004

On 9 Jun 2004 at 14:27, H.Hagar <h_hagar at prcn.org> wrote:

> To find old brand new 1.5L blocks on surplus market is likely.    -----the
> rebuild systems had to be PRIMED ---since used engines were not available. .More
> on that some other time.

Makes sense I suppose... This could explain why another eBay item I saw mentioned a 
"new" crank with undersize mains and standard rod journals. I suppose if a crank failed 
a quality test on the line, they could regrind it and send to rebuilt plants. Either that or 
the guy is full of it...
> Hagar.
> PS : Buyer beware   --- about the green stripe ---- seller does not know.--NO
> crank or camshaft.
>  by the way .    Stripe may indicate that pistons and rings were fittet.

For $160 US, it seems like a good deal (aren't the pistons & rings worth about that?), 
except you need to find an 80mm crank. Or are there other options?

Shawn Wright
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