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  Topic: CHT installation photos + too low temperature under cylinder 3
Stripped66

Replies: 10
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PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Yesterday 5:32 pm   Subject: Re: CHT installation photos + too low temperature under cylinder 3
“The location of the thermocouple is where the hot junction is located“

What? The location of the location? Hot Junction? Please elaborate.


The hot junction is where the ends of the thermocou ...
  Topic: CHT installation photos + too low temperature under cylinder 3
Stripped66

Replies: 10
Views: 363

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Yesterday 11:50 am   Subject: Re: CHT installation photos + too low temperature under cylinder 3


1) I've cut the thermocouple wiring and the junction is a simple mammuth connector; waiting for the correct K-thermocouple connector; should this degrade readings? I'm worried that with my mammuth ...
  Topic: shifting weird after full trans rebuild. thoughts and opinions?
Stripped66

Replies: 2
Views: 152

PostForum: Eurovan   Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:05 pm   Subject: Re: shifting weird after full trans rebuild. thoughts and opinions?
1) it takes some time for the TCM to relearn following a reset. Maybe give it a couple hundred miles and see if the 2-3 shift calms down.

2) it's possible that the clearances on the clutch pack are ...
  Topic: Remote oil filter engine connecitons
Stripped66

Replies: 5
Views: 330

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:40 am   Subject: Re: Remote oil filter engine connecitons
New crush washers on both sides of the banjo fitting.
  Topic: CB Gen 4
Stripped66

Replies: 42
Views: 2128

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:01 am   Subject: Re: CB Gen 4
Does anybody know a speed shop that does EFI tuning in Spokane Washington?

Maybe contact Jeff Rogers (http://www.badbugracing.com/default.htm)? IIRC, he is an auto/electronics instructor at Spokan ...
  Topic: Should I buy? **EDIT** We bought it! Newby questions.
Stripped66

Replies: 31
Views: 1485

PostForum: Eurovan   Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:08 am   Subject: Re: Should I buy? (Once again) Newby parts question.
Not raining on EVs, I really miss mine. But if you are looking for reliability, ease of parts finding, mechanics to work on them....sprinter is a no brainer...(plus they are in fashion at the moment) ...
  Topic: This just in!
Stripped66

Replies: 44
Views: 2322

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:17 pm   Subject: Re: This just in!
I will stick by my statement though that an engine that has a peak torque at 6500 rpm and peak HP at 9060rpm will not be a very useful engine in the real world due to drivability and longevity issues. ...
  Topic: Subwoofer Location in Eurovan
Stripped66

Replies: 13
Views: 320

PostForum: Eurovan   Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:30 pm   Subject: Re: Subwoofer Location in Eurovan
The passenger seat pedestal has room for a small sub.

I have a 10" Sony subwoofer (the 5-sided driver) in a minimally-shallow box mounted in the pedestal under the front passenger seat. The vo ...
  Topic: So somebody published a list of the "Coolest Vans Ever Made"...
Stripped66

Replies: 3
Views: 340

PostForum: Eurovan   Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:27 pm   Subject: Re: So somebody published a list of the "Coolest Vans Ever Made"...
But not our dear sweet rides:


Perhaps they've owned one Laughing Laughing Laughing
  Topic: Eurovan Connecting rods
Stripped66

Replies: 1
Views: 156

PostForum: Eurovan   Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:53 pm   Subject: Re: Eurovan Connecting rods
p/n 022198401

Same connecting rod for all 2.8 and 3.2 VR6 engines, 12v or 24v.
  Topic: Timing Chain
Stripped66

Replies: 118
Views: 6680

PostForum: Eurovan   Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:12 pm   Subject: Re: Timing Chain
The strut front suspension of other VAG chassis', when disconnected from the lower connecting arm, allows the steering knuckle to move much further away from the transmission to remove the stub-shaft ...
  Topic: Timing Chain
Stripped66

Replies: 118
Views: 6680

PostForum: Eurovan   Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:06 pm   Subject: Re: Timing Chain
Loosening the lower BJ mounts did nothing for me.

It's more than just loosening the lower ball-joint; you need to pull the steering knuckle free of the ball joint. Then, turn full-lock towards th ...
  Topic: Billet heads
Stripped66

Replies: 139
Views: 34960

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:13 am   Subject: Re: Billet heads
I know you previously posted designs using the 910 intake port layout. Is there any chance you might offer this as an option over the comp elim port layout?
  Topic: Alignment specs for 74' Standard Beetle with minor upgrades?
Stripped66

Replies: 14
Views: 401

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:50 am   Subject: Re: Alignment specs for 74' Standard Beetle with minor upgrades?

I think I understand what yo're getting at, but don't forget, the eccentric does change the relation of the axis of the wheel's rotation to the axis which goes through both all joints.


That wo ...
  Topic: Alignment specs for 74' Standard Beetle with minor upgrades?
Stripped66

Replies: 14
Views: 401

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:10 am   Subject: Re: Alignment specs for 74' Standard Beetle with minor upgrades?
possiably he has the top caster excentrick thingys on the botton too Shocked Rolling Eyes they do caster and cramber...

Uh, no...the eccentrics on the top of the spindle do not change the caster angle ...
  Topic: Alignment specs for 74' Standard Beetle with minor upgrades?
Stripped66

Replies: 14
Views: 401

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:20 am   Subject: Re: Alignment specs for 74' Standard Beetle with minor upgrades?
possiably he has the top caster excentrick thingys on the botton too Shocked Rolling Eyes they do caster and cramber...

Uh, no...the eccentrics on the top of the spindle do not change the caster angle ...
  Topic: Alignment specs for 74' Standard Beetle with minor upgrades?
Stripped66

Replies: 14
Views: 401

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:56 am   Subject: Re: Alignment specs for 74' Standard Beetle with minor upgrades?
CASTER shims, not camber shims.

Caster is the angle of the steering axis of your spindles, and more caster = greater self-centering tendency of the steering...this will make the steering feel more ...
  Topic: 2001 Weekender MV blown transmission, what is it worth now?
Stripped66

Replies: 3
Views: 214

PostForum: Eurovan   Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:45 am   Subject: Re: 2001 Weekender MV blown transmission, what is it worth now?
I have no idea what it might be worth, what do you think?


Blown transmission, unknown cooling system repairs, timing chain, brakes, and body repairs...maybe start with the low average of MV Weeke ...
  Topic: Saco hydraulic clutch Install in Ghia Issue
Stripped66

Replies: 1
Views: 190

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:05 am   Subject: Re: Saco hydraulic clutch Install in Ghia Issue
Have you considered placing a few washers behind the mounting plate to space it away from the side of the tunnel?

It's been so long since I installed and last ran my Saco hydraulic clutch, though y ...
  Topic: Berg 5 Vent Hose
Stripped66

Replies: 8
Views: 337

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:05 pm   Subject: Re: Berg 5 Vent Hose
I know about the vent on a stock nose cone but it doesn't have a hose and I wondered why the 5 usually has a hose.

Because the stock nose cone vents both air and oil:
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/g ...
 
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