How was your 4th?

johnboy00

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I had a great view of Boston's 4th of July fireworks from the 12th floor of my room at Mass General Hospital. :mad:

Apparently I got lyme disease about a month ago and didn't notice anything was wrong until I lost movement of my right side facial muscles last Thursday.

II got home this afterno with a 28 day course of antibiotics. I'm told my facial muscle control will come back sometime in the next 2 weeks to six months.

It was a little scary for a time since they did not know what was wrong with me. Fortunately I feel fine and aside from missing a few days of my life, won't suffer any other consequences.
 

TDIJetta99

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oilhammer said:
Bleh....carburetors are for lawn mowers. :p
Yep, totally agree... It's SO easy to fuel inject anything these days it makes no sense messing around with a carburetor.. Heck even an open-loop, speed density TBI is nicer than a carburetor.. My 454 is going to have a megasquirt universal ECU with a DIY sequential multiport injection all put together from random stuff.. I hate carbs..
 

oilhammer

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There are just too many to list....
Hehe, you sound like me...I cobbled up some Frankenstein crap on a Mazda B2200 I had. It originally had the carb 2.2L FE engine, but I took the intake manifold from a 1986 2.0L 626 that had port EFI, cobbled up a Bosch L-jet system from old Volkswagen parts, hooked it into the Mazda injectors on the manifold, and used the air cleaner from an old Volvo that had a decent mount for the Bosch air vane meter.

Simple non-feedback Bosch port injection...my only problem was I had to plumb a couple resistors in the cylinder head temp sensor circuit, as the L-jet system I was using did not like the signal coming from the Mazda-type coolant temp sensor and kept running too rich.

It was funny, when I was done the underside of the hood was SO much cleaner looking, as I was able to dump all the stupid feedback Mikuni carb crap that was draped all over the inner fender, as well as the dumbassed pulsed air injection garbage and piping strung all across the front and top of the engine. :D And what's more is when all done, it not only ran fantastic, it passed our IM240 emissions inspection with no catalyst!!! :p
 

Lug_Nut

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oilhammer said:
I was able to dump all the stupid feedback Mikuni carb crap that was draped all over the inner fender, as well as the dumbassed pulsed air injection garbage and piping strung all across the front and top of the engine. :D And what's more is when all done, it not only ran fantastic, it passed our IM240 emissions inspection with no catalyst!!! :p
Feedback? Air injection? Emissions inspection? Catalyst? What's that stuff? None of that on either my Sonett (1969) or Hamsterdiesel's Barracuda (1964).:p
 

oilhammer

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There are just too many to list....
We no longer have any emissions inspections on anything 1995 (gas) or 1996 (diesel) and older, thankfully. And even the ones that do now, we do in house with a simple OBD check. Which was what the gov't wanted in mandating the OBD2 protocols in the first place. Missouri was just way behind, as usual.

We never had any emissions testing ever on anything older that 1971 though, even back in the old BAR90 days.
 

MikeS_18

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Hey, if you have a solution that bolts onto a 1964 Ford 170ci straight six, let me know. Otherwise, I'll take another run at my Autolite 1V carb.
 

oilhammer

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There are just too many to list....
MikeS_18 said:
Hey, if you have a solution that bolts onto a 1964 Ford 170ci straight six, let me know. Otherwise, I'll take another run at my Autolite 1V carb.
Look at www.summitracing.com as they have lots of standalone bolt-on EFI setups for lots of applications.
 

MikeS_18

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nothing is available in that small an engine. seriously, think about the demand for a fuel injection system for a 45 year old 170ci engine...
 

TDIJetta99

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MikeS_18 said:
nothing is available in that small an engine. seriously, think about the demand for a fuel injection system for a 45 year old 170ci engine...

I'm sure you can make a chrysler 2.2 TBI unit bolt where that 1bbl carburetor went.. You can use the points to trigger a megasquirt ecu for fuel control.. It's a LOT easier than it seems.. the hardest part is tuning the ECU..
 

n1das

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05 PD JWagen died on highway...TB failure!

Hamsterdiesel said:
This is how we spent ours... actually more like the 3rd, 4th and part of the 5th...!

<snip>

Thanks mrchill for the 'on the fly' technical support and jsrmonster for the tips 'n' tricks ahead of time!
While you were talking to mrchill on the phone, my 05 PD JWagen was being delivered to mrchill....on a flatbed. :(


(cell phone pic)

I was haulin' arse on I-84 on Friday afternoon in Waterbury CT when my 05 PD JWagen died. At first I thought it dropped into limp mode when I accelerated to pass another car...I cycled the key to reset...still had no power and I'm hearing the sounds of metal to metal valve clatter...the sound of pistons crashing into open valves.... OH CRAP!! :eek: :eek: :eek: I had a sinking feeling in my gut that the timing belt just failed. :( I stepped on the clutch pedal....engine stopped turning completely...it wouldn't stay running on its own...dead for real. :eek: Luckily I still had enough speed on the highway to not be a hazard to other drivers and was able to coast over to the right lane and take the nearest exit. Fortunately it's normally not a busy exit and had a long downhill ramp and I was able get off the highway safely.

I popped the TB cover off and had a look and was expecting to see major carnage. The belt wasn't broken from what little I could see and it felt like it still had tension on it. I think the belt or something slipped and caused the engine to jump time and kiss a few valves. :( I know I definitely heard the sounds of valve clatter when it died. :eek: The sound wasn't good. The belt might have lost a few teeth somewhere but I couldn't see down far enough. I declared it "dead" at this point and called 911 and the local cops came and called a local towtruck for me. Given that a local VW dealer is the last place I want it towed to, fearing they will totally FUBAR it at my expense, I opted for a long distance tow (140 miles...expensive!) to mrchill's shop. This was my only option to get it to the right person (mrchill) to work on it and get it there without any hassles.

I had a friend drive down from Manchester NH and gave me a ride back to Nashua NH. It was a good opportunity for him to give his gasser a good run on the highway. I rewarded him with a steak dinner and a full tank of gas. On Saturday, I ended up driving my 02 Golf TDI down to Virginia to visit my Mom a day later than originally planned. I was determined to not let this event wreck my vacation. I got back home last night (Tuesday 7/7). The 02 Golf will be turning 330k miles tonight on my way home from work (currently at 329954 miles).

No word yet on the 05 PD JWagen and I'm expecting the worst. :(
 
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ofhs93

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Yuck Dave....here's to hoping that Chris does not find a big repair bill inside that motor. At least you know the work will be done properly and it will be running better than ever, once you get it back.
 

MikeS_18

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Dave,

Sorry to hear that. ALH 1, PD 0. at least in your stable.
 

Zippy_car

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Yike P &J! like whoa! glad the task was accomplished tho! :eek:

My 4th was spent doing homework, and doing an EGR/cooler delete!
Then passing out and sleeping for 17 hours. :eek: most unexpected. Slept right through the 4th. did get in a hike and a sail tho. :D
 

Lug_Nut

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Slept 17 hours? Tell your friend to cut back on the "Rufies" slipped into your drink!
MikeS_18 said:
nothing is available in that small an engine. seriously, think about the demand for a fuel injection system for a 45 year old 170ci engine...
Here's a 750 cc Saab 2-stroke triple running the "Trionic" Saab fuel injection and turbo from a V6. If a 0.75 liter engine can have a system (from a 3.0) then I don't think that a 2.75 liter (170 cu.in) is too small.
http://www.saabhistory.com/2009/03/05/the-two-stroke-trionic-project-by-john-moss/
 
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TDIJetta99

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Lug_Nut said:
Slept 17 hours? Tell your friend to cut back on the "Rufies" slipped into your drink!
Here's a 750 cc Saab 2-stroke triple running the "Trionic" Saab fuel injection and turbo from a V6. If a 0.75 liter engine can have a system (from a 3.0) then I don't think that a 2.75 liter (170 cu.in) is too small.
http://www.saabhistory.com/2009/03/05/the-two-stroke-trionic-project-by-john-moss/
That's pretty cool, but remember, a 0.75L 2-stroke needs to be fueled like a 1.50L 4-stroke. That thing was made as a joke too.. it never powered anything down the road or went in a vehicle in EFI form...

either way there are 450cc 4-stroke 4 wheelers and dirtbikes out there with fuel injection.. ANYTHING with a carburetor can be injected, usually fairly easily too.. A lawnmower might be a PITA, but that's a little extreme..
 

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Hamsterdiesel said:
This is how we spent ours... actually more like the 3rd, 4th and part of the 5th...!













Replacing an A4 heater core is NO laughing matter...(you weren't kidding, Herm!)...it's a miserable job reserved for my worst enemies...:D

... and some unlucky mechanics that have no choice. No matter what they charge - if the job is done RIGHT and nothing gets broken in the process AND everything works when it's put back together - it's not enough...believe you me.

The happy news is that I no longer have stinky heat!!!

Thanks mrchill for the 'on the fly' technical support and jsrmonster for the tips 'n' tricks ahead of time!
And I thought that the 2 and a half hour ride (70 mi )home from the Cape on Sunday night sucked. I Hope I never need to replace my core ever. Luckily tou were able to get the work done at HO5G during (rain season) :( instead of the winter.
 

supton

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That's a bummer Dave. Luckily though you've got a spare vehicle. I presume you'll let us know what broke?

****

I thought the Megasquirt system could be adapted to any sort of motor? I mean, just size the injectors and throttle body appropriately, and it should work. That's the route I'd probably take. I just took a look at their forum but could not do a search to see what others have done on sub-200ci sixes.

Otherwise, what about buying a second carb? To see if it acts differently? I'm wondering about worn throttle shaft bushings or some sort of warped housing effects.
 

Hamsterdiesel

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oilhammer said:
Bleh....carburetors are for lawn mowers. :p
...and for Classics!:cool:

Keep the van stock, Mike!

Resist The Force!
 

Hamsterdiesel

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Zippy_car said:
Yike P &J! like whoa! glad the task was accomplished tho! :eek:
Ah, grasshopper... I give you something to aspire to...:D :D
 

TDIJetta99

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supton said:
That's a bummer Dave. Luckily though you've got a spare vehicle. I presume you'll let us know what broke?

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I thought the Megasquirt system could be adapted to any sort of motor? I mean, just size the injectors and throttle body appropriately, and it should work. That's the route I'd probably take. I just took a look at their forum but could not do a search to see what others have done on sub-200ci sixes.

Otherwise, what about buying a second carb? To see if it acts differently? I'm wondering about worn throttle shaft bushings or some sort of warped housing effects.
yea the megasquirt will work with anything from 1-16 cylinders, 2 or 4 stroke. you could megasquirt a chainsaw if you really wanted to.. the point of my comment wasn't about the 2-stroke, it was the fact that even though it's 750cc, it's not a real tiny engine in the fueling department..
 

drinkenbuddie

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Me again!!! I got the evaporator in and now the ac seems fine everything works but the turn signals and I tied the dash to the roof not to have to take the steering wheel a part and knew if I did something like this would happen but go figure it happened anyway!!! Can't seem to figure what happen so it was a traid off AC or turn signals what would you rather have????
I checked the fuses and unpluged the dash and repluged it to make sure the wires or prongs werent bent but didn't touch the steering wheel and now I guess I'll have to take it a part anyway!!!! You guys can't seem to think of anything I should check before I tear it a part because have to have them to drive!!!!:mad:
2000 new beetle TDI
 

drinkenbuddie

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Me again !!! Sorry so pissed but you know how it is you work on cars right!!!
I got the turn signal issue fixed!! Took dash back a part and was stretching the wires to my flasher switch (Read that in another post) and sure enough
reworked them not to take so much stretch and the turn signals started working again. Was nothing undone or bent prongs so didn't think it was going to work but did!!!! Funny thing about cars so temperamental right!!!
Thanks for your help and sorry for stealing the tread but got to get the job done and the manuals don't show you a thing all on experience or you guys great write ups!! Now I have to try to clean the manifold next project!!!
Only because of the great write ups!!!! I would even try!!!
I have two bugs TDI's and jetta TDI too!!!!:D
 

n1das

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Worst fears confirmed...TB failure!

ofhs93 said:
Yuck Dave....here's to hoping that Chris does not find a big repair bill inside that motor. At least you know the work will be done properly and it will be running better than ever, once you get it back.
supton said:
That's a bummer Dave. Luckily though you've got a spare vehicle. I presume you'll let us know what broke?

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I got a phone call from mrchill earlier this evening and my worst fears were confirmed.....TB failure! :eek: :eek: :( :(
 
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LiLredTDI

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Hamsterdiesel said:
This is how we spent ours... actually more like the 3rd, 4th and part of the 5th...!













Replacing an A4 heater core is NO laughing matter...(you weren't kidding, Herm!)...it's a miserable job reserved for my worst enemies...:D

... and some unlucky mechanics that have no choice. No matter what they charge - if the job is done RIGHT and nothing gets broken in the process AND everything works when it's put back together - it's not enough...believe you me.

The happy news is that I no longer have stinky heat!!!

Thanks mrchill for the 'on the fly' technical support and jsrmonster for the tips 'n' tricks ahead of time!
Julie that sucks, but glad yall god it done. I have changed a few in 60's, 70's and 80's Mustangs that were a PITA and always let go in the winter. I did once do one on a 85 corolla or b210 or something that was the easiest. Ya just took off an access panel under the dash removed two clamps removed the core and reinsatll 25 minutes.
 

n1das

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supton said:
Suckage! Your 2005 hasn't had its belt changed yet, has it? Your sig indicates not.
Yes, big time major suckage! :( The belt had not been changed yet since it's normally not due until 100k. :( There were no strange noises etc. before the failure. It gave absolutely NO warning before the failure. :( The car has been absolutely 100% flawless from the day I first drove it off the dealer's lot...until now. :mad:
I ended up driving down to VA a day later than originally planned in my 02 Golf. I was determined to not let this event spoil my vacation. I set a new tank range record on the way back from VA....804.5 miles on 16.4 gallons...49MPG. Not bad considering my performance mods, my heavy right foot and enjoying stomp 'n go fun. I definitely don't drive it for MPGs.

ALH: 1
BEW PD: 0 :(
 
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PeterV

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I just meant moving on from injector swaps...:eek: ;)
See you in another month or so...:D
 

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n1das---isn't that covered by warranty?

What I am taking from this thread: what can I do to NOT need to replace my heater core :confused: and maybe I'll change my timing belts with oil changes. :(


Geeesh, watching Scott work on the gutters was a good choice. :eek:
 
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