[Vwdiesel] Stock head gasket on 1.6TD, 2 hole or 3 hole?
82 Diesel Westy
dieselwesty at yahoo.com
Wed Jun 21 12:17:17 EDT 2006
Oh, he used the propane for extra power and cooling of
the EGT's really when pulling the heavy camper up big
hills. He did not use it for cold weather starting.
Just a hole in the intake manifold, a tube attached to
a special valve device that decided when the propane
was needed I think based on a temp sensor in the
exhaust down pipe.
Again, it was a NICE setup.
--- Terry Briggs <vbriggs at stny.rr.com> wrote:
> Wouldn't a propane injection system be a bit safer
> than the ether ? I
> know most the military trucks I worked on had the
> propane injection
> system for cold weather starting, and they just used
> off the shelf 1
> pound bottles you can get at wally world. Speaking
> of which, has anyone
> seen something like that for cars ?
> On Jun 20, 2006, at 10:53 AM, LBaird119 at aol.com
> > In a message dated 6/20/2006 7:34:31 AM Pacific
> Standard Time,
> > mikitka at earthlink.net writes:
> >> I really don't think there is such a thing as
> >> too much compression on a diesel is there????
> > For starting, not really but for running
> everything above design
> > compression will cost mileage, performance
> (quickness) and
> > acceleratation (lower fueling) due to fighting the
> higher CR. The
> > pistons are fighting against higher pressure to
> compress and
> > the injectors are also fighting against a lower
> pressure differential
> > to get the fuel out, in time, in a good pattern
> and at the correct
> > volume.
> > This is the reason I've toyed with the idea of
> dropping the CR of
> > my Rabbit's engine when I eventually get to doing
> the head gasket.
> > I figured on trying about 19:1 to see what
> happens. Haven't been
> > quite that ambitious yet though. If it pays off
> but the starting
> > suffers enough then I could just dump the glow
> plugs for cold
> > weather and go with ether injection.
> > Loren
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