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TDI Conversions Discussions on converting non TDIs into TDIS. More general items can be answered better in other sections. This is ideal for issues that don't have an overlap and are very special to swaping engines.

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Old November 8th, 2016, 17:58   #46
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Last night, I did a bit more work in the valve pockets. I wanted to get the ridge down a bit more. It's no longer bothering me.

Tonight, I pulled all the tape looking for any shavings. Perfectly clean inside which is good. Should have warmed the tape, though. It left a lot of adhesive behind which was murder to get off.

Retaped it, in preparation for the blast cabinet.




Been reading about blasting aluminum. I always get the dull blasted look. Started with walnut shell and that was getting me nowhere. Moved to glass bead at about 30psi.




Better, but still dull... I'll spray it with some self etch and cast aluminum paint.




My "blast in a bucket" gun arrived today. The block will get hit with some aluminum oxide.




Ordered some enamel hardener and found some green Rustoleum at work. Going for the OG VW diesel color scene. Undecided if I want to brush or spray.

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Old November 12th, 2016, 15:18   #47
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Started prepping the block for paint. Pulled the oil pump, intermediate shaft and the filter flange, then chased every bolt hole.

Cleaned the block with gas, hosed it down with acetone, then taped it off.




Time to start blasting... Auminum oxide, 2 ladders, a 8' 4x4 and my leaf tarp worked excellent.










Tomorrow, it gets painted.

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Old November 13th, 2016, 12:29   #48
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Getting ready for paint.








This is where it went bad. I didn't want to get the spray gun out, and figured the Preval would do an ok job. They don't lay down a great finish, but the block isn't smooth.

Preval couldn't spray the thinned paint. Started brushing, but the paint wasn't leveling out. Halfway through, I decided to cut my losses and stripped everything off.






That was enough. Packed it in for the day. Rattle can may be in the near future.

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Old November 14th, 2016, 10:08   #49
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I see a police vehicle....

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Old November 14th, 2016, 14:04   #50
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Lol. Yup, nothing involving me.... the crazy neighbors across the street.

I've never heard such a profane argument between a 75 y/o man and a 15 y/o teenager. I missed the first half, being behind the tarp and wearing sound canceling headphones.

Apparently, many people have issues with the loons across the street. Watching them can be quite entertaining.

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Old November 14th, 2016, 19:11   #51
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Blasted more parts.




This daylight savings is killing me...

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Old November 17th, 2016, 12:23   #52
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Yeah, I hate DST, I wish we'd just change it and leave it alone. I ride with several cycling groups and riding late in the afternoon is almost impossible now and it'll be getting even worse. Basically I'm less than thrilled about winter in general.

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Old November 19th, 2016, 15:23   #53
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Pulled the flanges and shift tower off the trans. Made a mess... I thought I drained the trans when the engine was pulled.




Trans got the gas and acetone treatment. Taped off then blasted.








Decided to give the block another quick dusting, because of the paint fiasco.




May be away from the project for a while. Home furnace went out again. Going to be some cold nights ahead...

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Old November 19th, 2016, 16:12   #54
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I get away with pretty much the same thing in my neighborhood.
What color on the engine?
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Old November 19th, 2016, 16:26   #55
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Green. VW painted the earlier diesel blocks green. Unsure when they started or ended the practice.

Likely going to use Rustoleum aerosol. Don't want to get the spray gun out for such a small project.

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Old November 20th, 2016, 21:52   #56
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I would have to say based on the amount of work you're putting into this thing you're planning on keeping this one?

It puts my B3V project to shame. I basically just washed all the gunk and sludge off the engine and that was it. The only reason I did that was so that I could see where any new leaks started...lol. Same with the trans too!

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Old November 21st, 2016, 08:09   #57
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I'm hoping to keep it. Only time will tell. I daily drove Rabbits for 20+ years. The only reason I bought the wagon and joined the forum in 08/2011 was because I needed air conditioning.

Pete at the body shop said I'll keep it less than a year, then sell it. I have a habit of doing this. Still on the fence about selling the wagon, but I need fuel prices to rise.

I've never blasted a block or trans before. From past experiences, paint always failed. Figured I may as well do the best that I could, short of full tear down and tanking.

Every project is a good one, no matter how much we bi*ch about them.

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Old November 21st, 2016, 08:40   #58
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I'm hoping to keep it. Only time will tell. I daily drove Rabbits for 20+ years. The only reason I bought the wagon and joined the forum in 08/2011 was because I needed air conditioning.

Pete at the body shop said I'll keep it less than a year, then sell it. I have a habit of doing this. Still on the fence about selling the wagon, but I need fuel prices to rise.

I've never blasted a block or trans before. From past experiences, paint always failed. Figured I may as well do the best that I could, short of full tear down and tanking.

Every project is a good one, no matter how much we bi*ch about them.

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I tend to agree, every project is a good, the complaining is just part of the process. If there weren't any complaints it wouldn't be any fun.

I'm not sure how soon fuel prices are going to rise TBH, and even then it's unclear whether the current emissions scandal will help or hinder the sales of the older tdi cars. There's a lot of floating oil storage out there right now and with China SPR just about filled there's some concern that we're going to see prices going lower...much lower.

I still think that in the grand scheme you can't go wrong with a wagon and that will always help prop up prices but I'm not sure we will ever see oil at $100 again or even $75 with countries pumping as much as they are now.

There's a recognition in the oil producing countries that constraining supply in an environment where 1) alternate energy sources are gaining ground 2) political leaders are denigrating fossil fuel (right or wrong) is not positive for the bottom line, and that's why we're now getting as much oil as they can get from the ground as quickly as they can get it out. Oil isn't worth much in a world where there's nothing but EV's regardless of whether the population (in the US) accepts them or not. I'm hoping a new course change is coming with the next administration. I have a feeling it is.

I know what you mean about the AC thing. My last project was converting the 89 Fox 2 dr to diesel and about two years later I sold it primarily because it lacked AC and the need for AC had become a big deal for me. Also because I can't get a road bike in the Fox and with the roof rack the Fox D lacked sufficient hp to move itself down the road with bikes on top in certain weather conditions (read wind). It was nice but not nice enough to keep so it went away while there was still a market for it, and it was clean.

At this point with your wagon I think it might be best to just sit and wait and see where we seem to be headed in 1Q 2017. It's been around long enough now that another six months won't make any difference.

I had promised myself last year that I would be rid of two cars and two motorcycles this year, unfortunately with my laziness I won't reach that goal. The truck might be gone before year end but I doubt that the diesel MB will be gone which was something I really wanted to have happen. Oh well, the list for 2017 will get some carryovers from 2016.

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Old November 22nd, 2016, 19:54   #59
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Today, I blew out all the bolt holes and rechased them. Blew the block off then hosed it down with acetone.

Last time I stuffed all of the bolt holes with paper towel. That took forever. This time I grabbed used fuel line from the trash... just redid the fuel lines on the backpack blower. The larger hose fit the 8mm holes nicely. Stuffed it in, then cut it flush.




It's been in the 40s. Too cold to paint, and the block needed to be warmed up. Let it cook for 2.5 hours, as I ran errands.








Made a quick paint booth. I knew those free Harbor Freight tarps would be good for something.




Rustoleum Industrial rattle can primer. 1 mist coat and 2 wet coats. 10 minute flash time, between coats. Cook box gets reinstalled after every coat.




I decided to use the original paint and hardener. 4 oz paint, .75 oz acetone and .25 oz hardner. Got the gun spraying how I liked, then 1 mist coat and 2 wet coats. 15 minute flash time, between coats. Cook box gets reinstalled after every coat. I'll let it cook on low overnight.

I'm used to Rustoleum staying tacky forever. It's already dry to the touch. I guess the hardener works...








The worst part.... 20 minutes cleaning a $10 gun...




Going to try and get some other parts painted tomorrow. I want to get this engine and trans in the car.

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Old November 23rd, 2016, 17:18   #60
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Started the day with garage organization... it was starting to get away from me. Doesn't look much different...

Blasted some more parts.




Blew them off, then hosed down with acetone. Needed to warm the parts up, in cook box V2.1.






The waiting rack and the spray booth. Rattle canning Rustoleum Appliance Epoxy. Been using this stuff for years... love it!






The parts will simmer on low, overnight.





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