[Vwdiesel] How bad can a head surface get...
swright at zuiko.sls.bc.ca
Tue Mar 21 15:38:33 EST 2006
Well... I'm not quite that far yet... the Jetta is still quite driveable, just smokes
more than I like on a cold start - lowish compression.
The '88 TD is great - started after 2 months of sitting without even a puff of
smoke and idled smooth and quiet. Just needs a trans rebuild
The '82 is back on the road and runs great too, just needs new injectors to
clear up smoky starts.
After many years of fixing things only when they break, I'm trying to be a little
more proactive... :-)
On 21 Mar 2006 at 12:09, 82 Diesel Westy <dieselwesty at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Shawn, both of the vans are down right now, you could
> not drive one of them to work.
> You sound like me, 4 cars, but only 1 reliable one.
> I have 70 bug that had head gasket leak, un-even
> compression between heads, because I mis-matched heads
> last time time I rebuilt it from different engines.
> 90 Audi with fuel pump check valve issue, makes
> starting when hot iffy.
> 82 westy project with many hours to go yet before on
> the road.
> 04 TDI PD, that runs all day long. I know what you
> --- Shawn Wright <swright at zuiko.sls.bc.ca> wrote:
> > How bad can a head surface get...before the head is
> > a paperweight?
> > The parts engine I picked up with my Diesel Vanagon
> > parts is a 1.5 block
> > with nearly new pistons & rings (2nd oversize) but
> > the head was loose, and
> > looks like it had been dragged across the gravel for
> > a while. Should I just
> > take it to a shop for an opinion on whether it's
> > rebuildable?
> > I'm thinking of rebuilding this 1.5 to put in my '85
> > Jetta, since I can't afford
> > the downtime to pull the 1.6 that's in it now (which
> > is getting pretty tired). I
> > need to build the engine first, then swap it in a
> > weekend. I just don't have the
> > energy for a rebuild *and* a swap in a weekend...
> > Alternatively, anyone have a cheap low miles
> > longblock? Or a 1.5 head?
> > Shawn Wright
> > http://members.shaw.ca/vwdiesels
> > '88 Westy 1.6TD 5 speed
> > '82 Diesel Westy 1.6NA
> > '85 Jetta Diesel 1.6NA
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> Bryan Belman, Pt Pleasant, NJ
> 04 Jetta Wagon TDI PD, 100hp, 5sp
> Rebuilding 82 Diesel Weekender from my old rusty 82 Westy 1.9NA
> 90 Audi 200, 2.2L Turbo FWD
> 70 Type 1 stock Beetle
'88 Westy 1.6TD 5 speed
'82 Diesel Westy 1.6NA
'85 Jetta Diesel 1.6NA
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