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  Topic: Cylinder heads nightmare story
jberger

Replies: 28
Views: 1120

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Nov 08, 2020 9:36 pm   Subject: Re: Cylinder heads nightmare story
I believe the other cylinder is what the wrencher is talking about. The pooled fluid on the lower right of the cylinder contact surface. Were the cylinders lapped into the heads? You always see sur ...
  Topic: AA Pistons: WBX 1.9L to 2.0L experiences?
jberger

Replies: 2
Views: 111

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Nov 08, 2020 9:25 pm   Subject: Re: AA Pistons: WBX 1.9L to 2.0L experiences?
“Big bore” 1.9 aa kits can be ok... just check the cylinders for round and taper before you lock everything down.

J
  Topic: 2.1 MV rebuild
jberger

Replies: 45
Views: 1891

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:15 am   Subject: Re: 2.1 MV rebuild
So I see 2 engine spec scenarios I'd like to get feedback on:

Scenario 1: "power now" (never to be turbocharged in future)
NOS DJ pistons
CB 2252 cam
knock sensor

Scenario 2: " ...
  Topic: 2.1 MV rebuild
jberger

Replies: 45
Views: 1891

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2020 5:28 pm   Subject: Re: 2.1 MV rebuild
J,

Thanks for the engine map corrections. I'll double check that.

My machine shop says the pistons are within spec. He's measuring the OD at the bottom of the piston skirts and ID in the corresp ...
  Topic: 2.1 MV rebuild
jberger

Replies: 45
Views: 1891

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2020 3:44 pm   Subject: Re: 2.1 MV rebuild
I may have typed previously in this thread.. but certainly in others. I'm not aware of any NOS MV cams. There are really no "dimensions" to check for reference. The only way to check a ca ...
  Topic: Stuck while traveling need help - Rear driver side noise
jberger

Replies: 36
Views: 1272

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:19 pm   Subject: Re: Stuck while traveling need help - Rear driver side noise
You can clearly hear and see the rhythmic scraping matches the wheel speed in the first video. It also pulses rather than a constant bearing noise. Some brake drums are cast and machined rather slop ...
  Topic: Sad news... No more Liveworkwander Ripley videos
jberger

Replies: 29
Views: 1514

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:09 pm   Subject: Re: Sad news... No more Liveworkwander Ripley videos
FWIW I thoroughly enjoyed their clips. It’s more about their relationships than the van.. house.. troupie.. earthroamer.. it was real life... struggles, laughs, pain, joy. It all spoke to me. No ...
  Topic: 86 syncro cracked heads
jberger

Replies: 13
Views: 388

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:03 pm   Subject: Re: 86 syncro cracked heads
almost simultaneous responses ;^ )

Like!
  Topic: 86 syncro cracked heads
jberger

Replies: 13
Views: 388

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:00 pm   Subject: Re: 86 syncro cracked heads
Run them like you stole them.. as long as the cracks don’t extend to either of the ports you are ok. This is an issue with air cooled and wbx heads. Cracks radiating to the plug bore can be tricky. ...
  Topic: Lifter will not Pump Up, Repace?
jberger

Replies: 13
Views: 366

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:53 am   Subject: Re: Lifter will not Pump Up, Repace?
I have ran into this with brand new lifters. Yes, that one will need to be replaced. When bench bleeding ... pressing back together you can feel if one is going to be “bad” or not. Very little for ...
  Topic: Fall 2020 LED beam pattern photos
jberger

Replies: 30
Views: 1553

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:46 pm   Subject: Re: Fall 2020 LED beam pattern photos
Again.. purely to show an LED bulb placed in a halogen projector housing. H1 LED on my 640

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2099779.jpg

Low beam only

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gall ...
  Topic: Fall 2020 LED beam pattern photos
jberger

Replies: 30
Views: 1553

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:01 am   Subject: Re: Fall 2020 LED beam pattern photos
Thank you, another Morimoto projector + HID fan. Last time I mentioned them I was ignored. They have an excellent

Didn't really mean to ignore you when you told me to install HID's and then get bac ...
  Topic: Fall 2020 LED beam pattern photos
jberger

Replies: 30
Views: 1553

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:38 pm   Subject: Re: Fall 2020 LED beam pattern photos
Gotta say, that ^^^ is sexy. Ballpark $$$ for those setups? Just curious...

Thanks for posting, J! Cool

- Dave

Hi Dave,

These setups are $1500-2000 done for you. I think I was in for $500i ...
  Topic: Fall 2020 LED beam pattern photos
jberger

Replies: 30
Views: 1553

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:45 am   Subject: Re: Fall 2020 LED beam pattern photos
Take this for what it's worth...I phone 6 pics from three years ago. E code Hella's, Driver is high wattage Incandescent with relays, passenger is LED H4 bulb from ADVmonster.

https://www.thesamba ...
  Topic: First Breakdown
jberger

Replies: 40
Views: 1280

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Oct 02, 2020 4:44 pm   Subject: Re: First Breakdown
I take it that the end-play is measured (estimated?) with the distributor installed in the engine? Or can I shim the bottom to give about 0.020" on the bench?

You set endplay on the bench and ...
  Topic: First Breakdown
jberger

Replies: 40
Views: 1280

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:27 pm   Subject: Re: First Breakdown
Decided to rebuild. Drove the bottom pin out wothout issue. All washers are steel and look good. Shaft looks good with no play. Will clean up the casting, order new Halls sensor, o-ring, cap and roto ...
  Topic: First Breakdown
jberger

Replies: 40
Views: 1280

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Oct 02, 2020 1:36 pm   Subject: Re: First Breakdown
IIRC the shutter wheel is delicate and almost impossible to remove on a Digifant dizzy. I always drive the pin out and remove the shaft. It will drive out either direction. FWIW the hall sensors fr ...
  Topic: Transmission clicking sound
jberger

Replies: 9
Views: 154

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:20 pm   Subject: Re: Transmission clicking sound
Did they actually warranty the first set.. as in physically replace? I’ve seen very highly “rated” vw shops coat old cv boots with grease so they look new rather than do the work. Nothing happens f ...
  Topic: EJ25 death 81k (2007) JDM longblock replacement w/2011
jberger

Replies: 154
Views: 4506

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:45 pm   Subject: Re: EJ25 death 81k (2007) JDM longblock replacement w/2011
It also doesn’t seem that the hose fittings are large enough to effect a meaningful difference in case pressure.

J
  Topic: EJ25 death 81k (2007) JDM longblock replacement w/2011
jberger

Replies: 154
Views: 4506

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:43 pm   Subject: Re: EJ25 death 81k (2007) JDM longblock replacement w/2011
I can’t go permanently mounting & plumbing unqualified components still in test phase.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2094010.jpg

I don’t like the sintered particle filter.
Liquid ...
 
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