[Vwdiesel] More Dasher?

William J Toensing toensing at wildblue.net
Mon Aug 6 23:35:55 EDT 2007

Reply to James Hansen:
Makes sense to me. I will put it back on. 
Since my last post, I took my Dasher for a good test drive. Seems to run fine, no overheating. A friend of mine suggested I retorque the head while hot, so I did so. As some of you may recall, I installed 12mm ARP racing studs obtained from Summit Racing of Reno. They recommended torque to 80 pounds which I did. I found some of the studs needed tightening & others didn't. Now I will cross my fingers & hope the right front part of the block holds which has a crack holds. I drilled & tapped that block hole down into the water jacket, gaining an additional inch to tap &  used high temperature silicon to seal that hole that hole. No signs of water leakage but will add some stop leak to be on the safe side.
Thank you again for the advice you gave in rebuilding the top end.

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