[Vwdiesel] Piston weight differences...

Val Christian val at mongo.mongobird.com
Fri May 11 06:49:21 EDT 2007

Can't say the exact consequences, but 26 grams seems like a lot in 
a vehiclw which spins at 3-4000 RPM at highway speeds.


> Good morning everyone...
> 1989-1991 1.6TD, Engine code SB
> I don't seem to be able to find a piston (used of
> course!!)to replace the one I damaged... (Lump hammer
> took a small wedge off the edge of the skirt...)
> I do have an older style TD piston which has a single
> cutout in the skirt but it weighs in at 26 grams less
> than the original... (including the gudgeon pin)
> What will that do if I put it in?? (this is to go in a
> transporter, so no quick getaways...)
> Thanks for any opinions...
> rod of finland
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