: [urq] One fresh WX back to life.

dgraber460 at aol.com dgraber460 at aol.com
Thu Jun 12 12:12:33 PDT 2008

I'm confused.
You say you would loose sleep over it and then say the difference is minimal.
Should I loose sleep over it or not?

Dennis Graber
Quality Linings & Painting
Denver, CO

-----Original Message-----
From: Louis-Alain Richard <laraa at sympatico.ca>
To: dgraber460 at aol.com; urq at audifans.com; quattro at audifans.com
Cc: denisjoncas at hotmail.com
Sent: Thu, 12 Jun 2008 11:20 am
Subject: RE : [urq] One fresh WX back to life.

So you think this pulley is from a 3B ? Interesting... It is still on the engine, mine too was locktighted in place. For the archives, the correct belt is 9.5x825mm instead of 9.5x785.


As for your concern of frying an alternator, I would lose sleep on that. The difference is minimal : 17 cm vs 14.5 cm, a difference of 20% for the effective radius. We’ll see if the alternator last.





-----Message d'origine-----
De : dgraber460 at aol.com [mailto:dgraber460 at aol.com] 
Envoyé : 12 juin, 2008 08:51
À : laraa at sympatico.ca; urq at audifans.com; quattro at audifans.com
Cc : denisjoncas at hotmail.com
Objet : Re: [urq] One fresh WX back to life.


Great news! I have also experienced that feeling of exhilaration when one comes back to life.
What did you find out, if anything, about the larger pulley diameter of the 3B damper for the alternator?
Did you leave it? I have the same on my 3B ready to go in my car and was going to change it, but alas locktighted the bitch and cranked it in. Now when I think I better change it I can't get it back out. I'm tempted to leave the larger pulley on, but don't want to fry an alternator, or have to drop a motor to switch it back to a WX damper.
Anyone running a WX alternator with a 3B damper?

Dennis Graber
Quality Linings & Painting
Denver, CO

-----Original Message-----
From: Louis-Alain Richard <laraa at sympatico.ca>
To: Urq <urq at audifans.com>; quattro at audifans.com
Cc: denisjoncas at hotmail.com
Sent: Wed, 11 Jun 2008 11:22 pm
Subject: [urq] One fresh WX back to life.

After 5 months of inactivity, my new to me engine WX 000 011 is alive now.

Thank you very much. 


It looks that I did not mess too many things, because it started on the

second attempt, after cranking it a bit without fuel and spark to raise the

oil pressure. It was too easy, I was prepared to review all basic set-up

(timing belt, ignition, wires, WOT and idle switches, vacuum leaks,

reference and speed sensors, name it...) but she started like a new car. The

only mix up was the oil pressure gauge wiring. I took the time before to

bleed the CIS fuel lines, to clear any dirt and air before installing the

new injector valves. 


In addition to the engine block rebuilt, I also replaced all vacuum lines,

installed proper collars on all of them, cleaned the whole intake track

(inside), sealed properly the exhaust and turbo, installed new output shaft

seals on the transmission, had the flywheel resurfaced, replaced almost

every bolt that were rusted, had the radiator cleaned, and I replaced almost

every rubber grommets for the various systems.  Now you can understand why I

was surprised when it started.


I also found another part that was different on this engine (early 1982 WX)

: the injector cooling duct, the triangle shaped plastic thing, doesn't work

with a cruise control. It doesn't have the indents to make passage for the

CC rod and actuator. Useless information, I know, but I have fun finding

these things...


Now, I must hook the exhaust, she's a bit noisy with only the downpipe,

bleed the clutch cylinders, reinstall the bumper, valance and headlights,

change the oil again, and take a ride ! Oh, she's still on the studded snow

tires, a reminiscence of the moment when she stopped... And if I remember

well, the night before the death of WX 000 454, I spent an hour under the

car, in the snow at minus 12 C, to release a stuck brake caliper and remove

a broken cable bracket. I was supposed to go ice racing the next day, but I

never made it... So I guess I have a rear brake job to do... And a paint

job... And...




Long live the Quattro !








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