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by silverbullet
Today, 18:38
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: Aidan's wbx 2.5
Replies: 4
Views: 176

Re: Aidan's wbx 2.5

A day of repeated dry assembly tests and a lot of compressed air later, the rotating assembly and pistons clear the case and it turns cleanly. The SCAT rods require less work doing to the case, but I didnt want to remove more metal than necessary. https://i.imgur.com/9yH4qcF.jpg https://i.imgur.com/...
by silverbullet
15 Jan 2021, 22:52
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: Aidan's wbx 2.5
Replies: 4
Views: 176

Aidan's wbx 2.5

I'm starting the new year with a rapid 2.5 build for our very own gearbox guru. The case was prepared for 98mm cylinders a while ago and I'm going straight to it from the recent early DG to DJ conversion job. The big change is the use of aftermarket SCAT 5.4" (137mm) conrods because I have chan...
by silverbullet
13 Jan 2021, 19:37
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: WBX broken stud replacement notes
Replies: 9
Views: 265

WBX broken stud replacement notes

I'm building a 2.5 for Aidan, he supplied me with a core a while back and after being bored for the big barrels, it was ultrasonically cleaned. This revealed a few "pickled" looking studs that I wasnt going to leave and of course, two were not going to budge regardless of heat applied to t...
by silverbullet
13 Jan 2021, 19:22
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: RHD Power Steering Rack
Replies: 8
Views: 202

Re: RHD Power Steering Rack

It uses the same seals as a Beemer E30 afaik. Very similar rack design ;)
by silverbullet
12 Jan 2021, 19:20
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 2.1 DJ idle/CO
Replies: 26
Views: 439

Re: 2.1 DJ idle/CO

Just a thought: if the diaphragm in the breather tower has split/disintegrated, the engine will be breathing in oil vapours all the time. If the engine is also getting a little wheezy (piston rings not sealing as well as they were) then crankcase pressures may well be higher than they should be and ...
by silverbullet
12 Jan 2021, 19:11
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: Early DG conversion to 2.1 DJ spec
Replies: 2
Views: 122

Re: Early DG conversion to 2.1 DJ spec

Customer started out with this engine, it had been converted to a 2E3 at some time which makes life easier as a DJ will happily run on DG fuel and ignition parts. The case needed a little clearance work, mostly to the "roof" of the case halves to allow the big end bolts to pass cleanly. No...
by silverbullet
08 Jan 2021, 17:28
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: The T3200E thread
Replies: 350
Views: 66204

Re: The T3200E thread

AFM part number research on goggle led me to the Finnish Wikipedia page for the T3, which now has a raft of Oettinger history and part number data :D

https://fi.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volkswa ... orter_(T3)
by silverbullet
06 Jan 2021, 08:38
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: Vw golf 2.0agg with kr 16v head
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Re: Vw golf 2.0agg with kr 16v head

You need to point google towards the ClubGti forums. Its a goldmine of information, all been done before.
I love a period (retro) mod :ok
by silverbullet
02 Jan 2021, 19:01
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: 1.8T
Replies: 7
Views: 228

Re: 1.8T

#ahem# 2wd van with syncro engine bars to get the drop, or so I understand ;)
by silverbullet
02 Jan 2021, 18:57
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: Early DG conversion to 2.1 DJ spec
Replies: 2
Views: 122

Early DG conversion to 2.1 DJ spec

As per title, a VW exchange unit (engine number D. That's it!) with a verified 100k and had been religiously serviced by first owner. New owner wanted a bit more oomph as they tow a caraven and was referred to me by ST Engineering to rework the engine. Case ultrasonically cleaned and clearanced to u...
by silverbullet
26 Dec 2020, 12:43
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: ADY hesitance and power loss.
Replies: 12
Views: 485

Re: ADY hesitance and power loss.

Just an observation: very few (possibly only one that I have seen) of these inline exhaust adaptor/downpipes have any appreciable secondary header length (the "downpipe" bit) This is an important part of engine and exhaust tuning and the secondaries need to be the same length as the origin...
by silverbullet
17 Dec 2020, 08:23
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Hydraulic lifters. Restart of a long idle engine
Replies: 10
Views: 335

Re: Hydraulic lifters. Restart of a long idle engine

I advise against standing on clutch, a surefire way to wreck the crank thrust washer!
You'll soon know if the clutch is stuck, apply handbrake and chock the wheels, go easy on the first attempt to find a gear ;)
by silverbullet
15 Dec 2020, 21:16
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Hydraulic lifters. Restart of a long idle engine
Replies: 10
Views: 335

Re: Hydraulic lifters. Restart of a long idle engine

Change the oil for something light like 10W40, take the spark plugs out and disconnect the fuel pump as well as the coil (you dont want a flashover fire!) Crank it over repeatedly to refill the oil galleries, lifters and get the pressure up before trying to start it. I'd leave the rocker adjustment ...
by silverbullet
13 Dec 2020, 17:54
Forum: Campers
Topic: T25 interior storage units
Replies: 7
Views: 580

Re: T25 interior storage units

Any lightweight poplar ply is the stuff to use. Morland make it in Wales, you can buy it as unfaced ply as well as the melamine faced stuff.
Its significantly lighter and stronger than regular wbp type ply.
by silverbullet
13 Dec 2020, 16:04
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ultrasonic cleaning : the benefits
Replies: 11
Views: 407

Re: Ultrasonic cleaning : the benefits

Well it looks like I've accidentally got into the cleaning business. Happy days, we were the only bidder! A good way to celebrate Holman Engineering's 60th anniversary today :) Once we've got it here and processed a few test pieces (cases, injectors etc) we will work out a pricing structure along wi...