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  Topic: Sanchius and Tuna ride again...
90weekender

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Sep 18, 2021 3:15 pm   Subject: Re: Sanchius and Tuna ride again...
Great reporting! I'm so happy you've got your engine singing sweetly and pushing you out there again.

I'm just finishing break in and "final" valve adjusting. Hope to see you out there on ...
  Topic: 2.1 MV rebuild
90weekender

Replies: 298
Views: 14689

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 9:21 pm   Subject: Re: 2.1 MV rebuild
300-1000 mile progress report:

I've had very little to report on the 1.35 ratio rockers as precise adjustment was nearly impossible until around 500 miles of break in because several lifters were t ...
  Topic: 2.1 MV rebuild
90weekender

Replies: 298
Views: 14689

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Sep 14, 2021 2:14 pm   Subject: Re: 2.1 MV rebuild
4Gears4Tires,

Thanks for supporting me when I was stuck.

R
  Topic: 2.1 MV rebuild
90weekender

Replies: 298
Views: 14689

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Sep 14, 2021 12:43 pm   Subject: Re: 2.1 MV rebuild
Getting the Hall sender wiring sorted

Installed new wiring connectors and the engine fires strong and smooth. As usual, the lack of spark was my mistake. A little rechecking of the wiring colors to ...
  Topic: WBX Emulator - real time data, onboard diagnostics and tuning
90weekender

Replies: 195
Views: 12640

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Aug 30, 2021 9:19 pm   Subject: Re: WBX Emulator - real time data, onboard diagnostics and tuning
Hey DigiMatrix

Great progress. This is a reminder that I'd like to purchase one from your next batch.

Thanks
R
  Topic: 2.1 MV rebuild
90weekender

Replies: 298
Views: 14689

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Aug 30, 2021 8:35 pm   Subject: Re: 2.1 MV rebuild
felixbobcat:
Thanks for the tip wrt replacing the hall sender. VanCafe has them too.

As mentioned I have no spark from the coil. I'm not aware that a displaced rotor would effect that. Also the gr ...
  Topic: 2.1 MV rebuild
90weekender

Replies: 298
Views: 14689

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Aug 30, 2021 3:30 pm   Subject: Re: 2.1 MV rebuild
Thanks for the responses Guys.

4Gears4Tires:
Yes the engine cranks really strong...starter and battery are working great.

I think you may be right about the hall sender not supplying a timing ...
  Topic: 2.1 MV rebuild
90weekender

Replies: 298
Views: 14689

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Aug 30, 2021 9:49 am   Subject: Re: 2.1 MV rebuild
Installed these wiring fixes yesterday but it wont start...can anyone tell me if did something to screw up the electrical system? I fear the computer is fried.

I disconnected the positive battery t ...
  Topic: 2.1 MV rebuild
90weekender

Replies: 298
Views: 14689

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Aug 01, 2021 4:05 pm   Subject: Re: 2.1 MV rebuild
Hey Dan…that would work if I wanted to use an ohm meter. Which I will someday master.

In the mean time, it took 5 minutes to bend a paper clip and switch the wire positions to stock spec.

https: ...
  Topic: 2.1 MV rebuild
90weekender

Replies: 298
Views: 14689

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Aug 01, 2021 3:30 pm   Subject: Re: 2.1 MV rebuild
Does this new connector look like it’s wired backwards?
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2202941.jpg
  Topic: 2.1 MV rebuild
90weekender

Replies: 298
Views: 14689

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jul 25, 2021 4:41 pm   Subject: Re: 2.1 MV rebuild
Wiring fixes

As pictured above, a few wires in the engine room have cracked insulation, so I’ve ordered emplacement parts.

These are from van cafe and vanagain:
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gall ...
  Topic: 2.1 MV rebuild
90weekender

Replies: 298
Views: 14689

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jul 23, 2021 7:50 pm   Subject: Re: 2.1 MV rebuild
Hey Do.Dah

Nice to meet you…and thanks for adding that intel wrt initial start up. I used a very similar method. Except I validated oil pressure by checking the oil pressure switch status while cra ...
  Topic: 2.1 MV rebuild
90weekender

Replies: 298
Views: 14689

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jul 10, 2021 1:02 pm   Subject: Re: 2.1 MV rebuild
Jberger,

I’d love to hit the highway dude….but I’ve heard conflicting reports on break in theory.

Others say…don’t go on the highway until you’ve got like 500-1000 miles on it.

With all due r ...
  Topic: 2.1 MV rebuild
90weekender

Replies: 298
Views: 14689

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jul 10, 2021 10:52 am   Subject: Re: 2.1 MV rebuild
Update:

Good news it passed California SMOG this morning! Numbers look good to me...see image below.

...100 miles on the engine since the rebuild. Running straight 40 weight oil with 1 quart of ...
  Topic: WBX Emulator - real time data, onboard diagnostics and tuning
90weekender

Replies: 195
Views: 12640

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jul 07, 2021 12:55 pm   Subject: Re: WBX Emulator - real time data, onboard diagnostics and tuning
Thanks...I've emailed ALDLdroid and here's the response to my question: "is there an Android emulation app I can use on my iOS device?"

"Unfortunately, none that I know 🙁 USB ...
  Topic: 2.1 MV rebuild
90weekender

Replies: 298
Views: 14689

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2021 3:01 pm   Subject: Re: 2.1 MV rebuild
Dan,

I checked for the basics as you mentioned, and found my coil wire at the coil was loose. I asked my son to install this yesterday evening and he must have not secured it fully.

Once that w ...
  Topic: WBX Emulator - real time data, onboard diagnostics and tuning
90weekender

Replies: 195
Views: 12640

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2021 10:50 am   Subject: Re: WBX Emulator - real time data, onboard diagnostics and tuning
As mentioned...I'm an iOS user, but I found several online resources to run an Android Emulator on mu iOS devices. Some are cloud based and run in a browser. But I'd prefer an Android emulator app on ...
  Topic: 2.1 MV rebuild
90weekender

Replies: 298
Views: 14689

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2021 10:26 am   Subject: Re: 2.1 MV rebuild
Dan,

You are a trooper to keep hanging in there with me. This latest issue with Digifant may have scared off the crowd that was looking forward to a glorious victory at start up. I know I was...and ...
  Topic: 2.1 MV rebuild
90weekender

Replies: 298
Views: 14689

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2021 10:14 am   Subject: Re: 2.1 MV rebuild
Felix,

One reason I did not go for a high volume rebuild like 2.4Liters was the potential to run too lean. I believe(perhaps mistakenly) stock Digifant will need to be re calibrated for the increas ...
  Topic: 2.1 MV rebuild
90weekender

Replies: 298
Views: 14689

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jul 04, 2021 10:44 pm   Subject: Re: 2.1 MV rebuild
Felix,

Thanks for the tips. What about the plug looke lean?

It smells really rich...not lean. And the plugs are wet and stinky with gas when I pulled them....so I'm thinking that's running rich. ...
 
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