[Vwdiesel] Hello! New Guy Intro
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
> >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
> 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
> to lift the turbo head with the turbo still
> Not a problem. It might have taken forever to
> the turbo from the manifold, but I only had to
> 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
> I'll take some pictures to send to you.
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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