[Vwdiesel] Latest fun :-)

mikitka mikitka at earthlink.net
Tue Feb 7 17:47:47 EST 2006

I found that the plastic air brake lines that you can get at a truck repair
shop work really well. Can't remember the size but if you take one of your
old ones they can match it up. It holds up to diesel really well and it
isn't very expensive. 

Hello All, Just a question about fuel return lines, the ones between the 
injectors, i need nw ones
and remembered someone suggesting Mcmastercarr. they have a fuel and 
lubricant tubing called
tygone in 3/32.1/8, and 3/16 id. I assumed this was the type for our vw's 
and would experiment
with the size as it is cheap.
thanks, ray

>From: LBaird119 at aol.com
>To: vwdiesel at vwfans.com
>Subject: [Vwdiesel] Latest fun  :-)
>Date: Tue, 7 Feb 2006 02:45:58 EST
>   For those that don't know, we now have a two axis CNC, Bridgeport copy,
>milling machine!  Yay!  Now I can spend all that spare(???) money on 
>tooling!  x
>axis screw got the end broken off in shipping even though the motor had 
>removed, so the screw is on its way back to the seller, who very nicely
>volunteered to fix it for shipping only.  :-)
>   This now brings up my option for getting the Rabbit running again.  I've
>contemplated dropping the CR to around 19:1 for better performance and 
>I dropped the Jetta from not even qualifying for a one notch gasket, to
>putting in a three notch.  It seems to rev quite a bit more freely but with

>mileage, it's no indicator whether it should increase noticeably or not.  I
>figure I got about a 1 point drop in CR.
>   When I calculated things out I came up with needing to mill 1mm off of 
>pistons, not counting the recesses, to go from 23:1 to ~19:1.  That's with 
>oversize pistons, which works out to very near a full 1500cc displacement.
>Anybody care to work it out and see if they come up with the same amount?
>   Has anybody else done any sort of CR drop and noticed anything?  I do 
>to let the glow plugs go for the full cycle or it won't start but it DOES
>still start well.  It just used to only have to glow a bit and that was 
>enough.  I got ONE tank that was a couple mpg better than its previous best

>that's it.  It does wind out more like when I was testing propane on it.
>Afterwards the propane mostly felt like simply adding more fuel, smoke and 
>      Loren
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