[Vwdiesel] Good news and bad news...

Val Christian val at swamps.roc.ny.us
Sun Feb 13 14:16:59 EST 2005

Sandy's idea of a collection bottle is great.  But use that bottle
to feed demand injectors on the exhaust manifold, a la smoke systems
on show planes.  It's almost as much fun as a runaway.


> At 10:26 AM 2/13/05 -0700, you wrote:
> >Hey everyone,
> >
> >I have good news and bad news.
> >
> >The good news is that I took the Rabbit out on the Highway today, and 
> >it now goes 75 MPH!!  Woohoo!  After replacing just about every part in 
> >the front end, it's tight.  It handles well, better than my Golf.
> >
> >The bad news is that when I got home after driving it on the highway, I 
> >noticed that where the engine vent meets the air intake had oil seeping 
> >around it, like it had excessive blowby. 
> If it didn't try to run away, tighten the clamp and keep going, some blowby
> is inevitable.
> If it does try to run away (accompanied by an impressive smoke screen)
> DO NOT shift to neutral, or press the clutch! Apply brakes to bring her down
> to a speed where it stops blowing enough oil to fuel the engine, then resume
> driving at a lower speed.
> There are ways to deal with this problem even though, in all other respects,
> the engine runs well.
> I fabricated an oil separator to catch the oil, then I could put it back in
> the engine.
> Others have just disconnected the breather from the air induction and routed
> it down behind the engine to oil and rustproof the bottmom of the car.
> Sandy
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