[Vwdiesel] Share Our Cars!

Matt_Lisa matt_lisa at sprynet.com
Mon Apr 9 15:58:22 EDT 2007

My Rabbit is currently in a holding pattern.  The engine is running very well, though I think it needs new injectors.  I've got a 5-speed trans waiting to be swapped in, and the body/interior needs lots of TLC.  It can wait as long as is necessary, though, since I have a 2001 Golf TDI as my daily driver.

Here's a pic:


There are a lot of photos on my site if you want to see more.  It's sort of a work in progress diary page for the car.


-----Original Message-----
>From: Stephen Kraus <ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com>
>Sent: Apr 9, 2007 9:55 AM
>To: VW Diesel Fans <vwdiesel at vwfans.com>
>Subject: Re: [Vwdiesel] Share Our Cars!
>One thing I forgot to add about the Alternator bypass:
>You have to add about an inch worth of washers to the tensioner to get it to
>line up with the alternator pulley. This did not seem to add any strain to
>the tensioner and its been holding ok.
>On 4/9/07, Stephen Kraus <ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Heres a relink using TinyPic as host:
>> Front <http://i17.tinypic.com/3zso1lf.jpg>
>> Side <http://i14.tinypic.com/2r3xgnp.jpg>
>> Engine Compartment <http://i12.tinypic.com/33di5wz.jpg>
>> And for Your Benefit Westy, here are a couple of pics of the bypass:
>> Belt View TOP (Alternator) <http://i18.tinypic.com/2cf9p2x.jpg>
>> Belt View BOTTOM (CS, PS, WP) <http://i19.tinypic.com/2qd95js.jpg>
>> You can see the Belt runs to the WP rear pulley and runs off it. I hold
>> the tensioner in place with two metal brackets I salvaged and bolts into the
>> old AC brackets, this holds the tensioner in place and tight. Its been set
>> up like this for 3 months now and it still runs better than when the AC was
>> in. When I do put the AC in I plan to either run the AC off the Alternator
>> or run a seperate belt for it, possible off the crankshaft.
>> Belt Used was a Gates 7360 / 11A0915
>> The pulley used is rather large and the belt nearly bottoms out on it but
>> it has yet to squeal or heat up, so a bigger belt should not be needed
>> --
>> Stephen T. Kraus Jr.
>> Home: (423)842-5890
>> UB3RATL4Sf00 at gmail.com;
>Stephen T. Kraus Jr.
>Home: (423)842-5890
>UB3RATL4Sf00 at gmail.com;
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