[Vwdiesel] 1.6 TD prechamber talk

Jason uberhare at gmail.com
Fri Jul 22 21:31:51 PDT 2011

I'm guessing the 1.9 ones are different?  I have access to those.


On Fri, Jul 22, 2011 at 4:15 PM, Fernando Fiore <ecodiesel1 at yahoo.com>wrote:

> Hello everyone,
> Its been a very long time since I have posted, but I am finally getting my
> butt into gear and moving forward with my 1.6TD Vanagon project.  I am
> moving forward with the TD rebuild, Bottom end complete.  I am cleaning up
> the head, checking for flatness (and it's good!).  But in the process of
> cleaning and blowing it off with compressed air, a couple of the prechambers
> popped out.  So, I decided if a couple of them popped out, I should try to
> see if the others will come out too.  Sure enough, they all popped out with
> compressed air only.  OK, I have read "Fine, put them back in, peen the
> head, everything will be OK".  Well upon further inspection all 4 of them
> have at least 1 small crack propagating from the thin part of the port
> exit.  Now, I am scared to run them.  Has anyone purchased and ran new
> prechambers in their head?  I read on the GTD forum a post about this place
> in Italy that sells them?  I tried to reply but I am not a member and
>  the list is closed for some reason.  Anyone else need new prechambers and
> care to do a group buy?  I think shipping is pretty steep so maybe it'll
> work out to buy a bunch?
> Its good to be back reading about diesels again :)
> Fernando
> 81 Audi 5000S 2.0 NA
> 84 VW Rabbit L 1.6 NA
> 83 VW Vanagon Westfalia 1.6 NA, soon to be TD
> 97 VW Jetta 1.9 TDI
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