[Vwdiesel] Another 1.6TD lives again, 92 Eco Diesel is running

82 Diesel Westy dieselwesty at yahoo.com
Wed Aug 15 13:07:19 EDT 2007

Once Again, thanks to all of you, my motor is up and
running.  The head re-construction is a success. 
Persistence and Patients always seem Prevail, the 3

She did not bump over on the first few tries, I had a
heck of a time getting the pump to prime, but after a
few attempts I was able to suck enough air out of the
line from the tank with the mighty vac.  What worked
best was disconnecting the hose to the fuel filter,
sucking air out, connecting it back to fuel filter. 
Then moved to the OUT banjo bolt and sucked lots more
from here.
I still have minor fuel leaks on 2 fuel lines to the
injector, but have removed the fuel lines.  I will
lightly sand the bulb end of the line and give it a
few good turns back and forth in the injector top to
help it SEAT without leaking.  Injectors were moved
around in relation to fuel lines so this is expected.

Oil pressure gauge said 30psi when cold and 15-20psi
when warmed up.  I am not sure if my lifters have
fully pumped up, I just ran it at idle and some rev in
the garage, but not even hard enough to spin up the
turbo.  I will drive it lightly this evening.
But all in all, it sounded and smelled good!

**  **  **
I am still sucking air, but it runs for now.  I can
see too many bubbles still coming from the tank when
she is running.
I don't want to fart around with this, so is it
easiest to replace the entire fuel line from fuel
filter to the plastic water separator or replace from
the water separator to the tank first.  I see the
special crimped metal connectors that join the plastic
fuel line to rubber braided lines, they are rusted
away, so one of these must be the air leak I am
** Any suggestions please **

Bryan, NJ

Bryan Belman, Pt Pleasant, NJ
04 Jetta Wagon TDI PD, 100hp, 5sp   -- running :)
82 Diesel Westy 1.9NA               -- running :)
92 Jetta 1.6 Eco-Turbo Diesel       -- running :)
90 Audi 200, 2.2L Turbo FWD         -- stripping for parts now :(
70 Type 1 stock Beetle              -- Not running well :(

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