[Vwdiesel] Hello! New Guy Intro

David Cook vwdieselbunny at yahoo.com
Wed Feb 2 12:09:58 EST 2005

Hey, thanks Sandy for the encouragement!  I'd love to
see the pictures.

Now that I know the list is working, I'll forward the
email I just sent to the other vw diesel list with
some thoughts and questions.

--- Sandy Cameron <scameron at compmore.net> wrote:

> At 08:19 AM 2/2/05 -0800, you wrote:
> >Hey all-
> >
> >I've got an '86 Cabriolet that I converted to
> diesel
> >power this summer.  I enjoy driving it very much,
> >though I'm looking forward to a head gasket
> >replacement.  (last part said sarcastically...)
> If it's not turbo, can be a one day job.
> I have the head off my 87 JettaTD right now,
> and will get it done this weekend if I get over this
> cold.
> I'm 70, and do all my own work, and the only
> problem I have is getting up off the creeper after
> I've been under the car for a while.
> The secret for a quick head gasket change is to
> leave the manifolds on the head, just take off the 
> exhaust clips and lift the whole thing out.
> I have a little electric hoist in the garage that I
> used
> to lift the turbo head with the turbo still
> attached.
> Not a problem. It might have taken forever to
> disconnect
> the turbo from the manifold, but I only had to
> disconnect
> the 2 oil lines to get it out.
> There are some things you need to do carefully
> related to cleaning the head
> bolts and holes, and I can coach you on that when
> the time comes.
> I've done 2 NA's for others, and now doing my turbo.
> I was surprised how
> easy it was to get the turbo head out with the turbo
> attached.
> I'll take some pictures to send to you.
> Sandy
> ><>

David Cook
Red '86 Cabriolet Diesel Powered
Red '90 g60 Corrado 
Brown and White '78 Westy Campmobile "Bear"
and others in various states of disrepair
Pictures here: community.webshots.com/user/superdave5599

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