[Vwdiesel] Piston Recommendations?
petersenrudy at hotmail.com
Thu Jun 24 17:40:17 PDT 2010
I just bought a set of .20" oversize Mahle Pistons w/Rings from Halsey Import Parts in Portland, OR. for $200
> From: william at taygan.com
> To: vwdiesel at audifans.com
> Date: Thu, 24 Jun 2010 15:26:22 -0800
> Subject: [Vwdiesel] Piston Recommendations?
> My machine shop is having difficulty sourcing 1.0mm (2nd oversize)
> pistons for the '82 Westy (originally CS, putting a ME mechanical into
> AutohausAZ has Kolbenschmidt NA 068107091D pistons for $90.37 each. I
> assume these are German.
> Busdepot has the same ones for $115, and turbodiesel? 068107091BD for
> $78 (maybe without rings? maybe Brazilian? maybe just a good deal?) and
> German KS turbodiesel? 068107091C w/rings for $85.
> EKTA only lists the BD as a TD piston, and doesn't list the C.
> Really I'm looking for the steel reinforcing rings, I assume the NA
> pistons don't have them and the TD pistons do? I got that impression
> from the Parts Place catalog, but I don't always trust their claims ;)
> Just thinking of using stronger parts in the big van.
> ..and does it make sense that the German TD pistons are cheaper??
> Will in Alaska.
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