[Vwdiesel] What to look for in a Diesel?

Tony Boucher cdn_borne at hotmail.com
Wed Aug 10 12:42:44 EDT 2005

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>Hi All,
>It's been years since I have owned a diesel (yeh, I know the twitching is
>hard to control) but I just ran into one for sale CHEAP.  It's an '86 
>with 150K miles that was taken off the road last year and was last started 
>months ago.  The body is a rust bucket so I am really only interested in 
>engine and 5 speed tranny.
>I don't have access to a compression tester.  What should I look for when I
>check it out?  I think the timing belt is origional.  What year did VW
>change to hydrolic lifters?
>The plans for the engine would be to put it in a late model Golf or Jetta 
>a Suzuki Samuri or Sidekick and run it on WVO.
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