[Vwdiesel] Pic of failed int shaft bearing

gary gbangs at cfl.rr.com
Fri Apr 1 07:49:53 EST 2005

Those cylinders look great!

Don't forget to finish off the block prep with a good soap and water
wash. Soap, unlike solvents, will lift debris out of the little nooks
and crannies, where solvents tend to drive them deeper.


On Thu, 2005-03-31 at 19:50 -0800, Shawn Wright wrote:
> In case anyone is wondering what a failed intermediate shaft bearing looks 
> like, here is a pic of mine:
> http://members.shaw.ca/vwdiesels/TD_Rebuild/P3312493.JPG
> Engine ran fine, other bearings were fine, but could not generate more 
> than 25psi of hot oil pressure at 2000rpm, only about 35psi at 4000rpm 
> hot. Most of the oil was splooging out the side of these bearings - both of 
> them looked like this. 
> This was an '86 1.6TD, and bearing is original VW part.
> Other pics in the folder show various shots of my block, which is now 
> honed and ready to clean up:
> http://members.shaw.ca/vwdiesels/TD_Rebuild
> (I decided to try honing more to work at the vertical scoring, and use a 
> slower speed with faster strokes to get steeper crosshatches. Turns out 
> the 2 cylinders I did first had the worst scoring, the other 2 are much 
> better.)
> Shawn Wright
> http://zuiko.sls.bc.ca/~swright
> '85 Jetta D 
> '88 Westy 2.1L, soon to be 1.6TD 5 speed
> '82 Diesel Westy
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