[Vwdiesel] Firing on all 4 GP's
swright at zuiko.sls.bc.ca
Thu Feb 3 23:05:38 EST 2005
Congrats, Mike. A quick start at those temps is a good sign with a single cycle.
Around here, -9C is considered *cold*... ;-) Lately, ours lows have been around +8C.
And yes, that #2 GP will test your patience. You did run separate wires to each GP
while you were there, right? ;-)
btw, Diesel here (Victoria, BC) is now a little more than regular (79.9) at 82.9 per
On 3 Feb 2005 at 19:36, Mike & Coreen Smith <ve9aa at nbnet.nb.ca> wrote:
> Well, last night I decided NOT to plug the block heater in and try to start
> Bondo Golfy this morning now that I have all 4 GP's working. Unfortunately (or
> fortunately, ha ha) the weather has turned unusually warm for Feb in NB and it
> was only -9*C/15*F here this morning, but in any case, I cycled the GP's once
> and the car roared to life almost right away. Like within 1 second of cranking.
> There was also a quite a bit less smoke than usual. As Val(?) (sorry I don't
> remember exactly who) stated, the smokescreen was likely in part caused by the
> unburnt fuel in cylinder#2 while cranking and cranking some mornings. It sounds
> weird, but I hope we drop back into the -25*C deepfreeze, for a day or two
> before things warm up.....if for nothing else, than to just test it.
> The dead GP I removed last night had a thick layer of black soot on
> it....which is I presume 'normal' for a plug unable to burn that fuel& fumes off
> of itself ?
> Thanks go out to all you guys for your help, guidance, constant assistance
> and great limping home stories !
> BTW, I think you should all get an award for being able to change #2GP
> without removing injector lines, pump, wiring, or the head ! I am still
> amazed I was actually able to do it all without ever actually touching the
> GP, nuts, busbar or whatever with my fingers. It was all done with long
> screwdrivers, wrenches, a magnet, a thin aluminum welding rod, string and a
> remote magnet on a flexible stick. Good idea on putting down a white rag
> underneath the GP while doing this job. I dropped the old nut once and the new
> nut twice.
> ........ 430kms and still a shade over 1/2 a tank of diesel in the ol'
> beast.........watch it drop like a stone as soon as I get under 1/2 a tank.
> Local diesel is 96.9c/liter. $4.40CDN/IMPERIAL gallon.////$3.52CDN/US
> Gallon////$2.87US/US gallon.
> Furnace oil is looking better and better ;-)
> Mike in NB
> Mike, Coreen & Corey Smith
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