[Vwdiesel] 1985 1.6TD Jetta recently acquired
mikel at buncombe.main.nc.us
Wed Nov 29 19:49:52 EST 2006
82 Diesel Westy wrote:
>Sounds like a good deal, this is my 2 pennies.
>* Inspect timing belt as noted, no need to change if
Yeah, but, how do I define 'looks good' : )
>* the oil should not have done to much harm, but only
>a compression test will tell. You can not get a
>diesel compression tester for like $40 to your door on
>e-bay, invest in it.
I went to the local Harbor Freight the other day and saw the one they
have on sale for about $18, I wonder how it is... I went there to get a
vaccuum gun to bleed the brakes with, but ended up figuring on just
using a big syringe and some tubing instead. All this made in China crap
is really depressing sometimes...
> Do a compression test to put
>your mind at ease. Take time, but worth doing if you
>want it for a daily driver. Let us know what the
I will, once I get a tester...the suspense is killing me already
>* Have the injectors tested for spray pattern and
>breaking pressure of 155 bar. Not expensive.
>I just used Antrim Diesel Service in western PA, great
>place and very reasonable, $6 to test an injector, $15
>to open it up and re-shim it to proper specs.
>I made the mistake of getting a re-man injector, bag
>said 155 bar turbo, but he injector was a NA injector
>at 130 bar. Sent it back to the Parts Place, they
>say, oh, it is fine, it has been rebuilt to TD specs,
>not enough TD injectors around anymore so they use 130
>bar NA injector bodies, not unheard of, OK. They send
>it back to me for free. I wanted to get my other
>injectors tested, so sent this re-man injector to get
>tested as well. It was not a turbo injector at all,
>so Antrim rebuilt if for me, I paid 2 times for all
>this. Parts Place would not refund the price of the
That is surely a pisser, just typical behavior in the business world
today...I'll remember that Parts Place...
> I should have has Antrim Diesel service
>rebuild my leaking original injector. Ahh
>Antrim Diesel Service
>47 Commerce Ave.
>Greencastle, PA 17225
>717-597-7963, ask for Kevin, he is the vw diesel head.
The only local place that used to do that kind of thing closed down a
few years ago - I think there may be a couple decent diesel service
places about 60 miles south of me, I'll look into that ...
>* If 12mm head bolts, stretch type, I would not
>Bryan from NJ
Mike in NC
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