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by colinthefox
09 Nov 2020, 23:03
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: The good old engine debate....
Replies: 31
Views: 847

Re: The good old engine debate....

Engine number is on a flat on the side of the engine block under all that stuff in the highlighted area. https://i.imgur.com/gPy1RzE.jpg Sandpaper the flat, then dust off, then use a wet finger to reveal the details. Looks like it might be a 1Y, 1.9NA (non-turbo) diesel out of golf/caddy etc. If it ...
by colinthefox
08 Nov 2020, 20:16
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: 1y service manual/ diagrams
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Re: 1y service manual/ diagrams

rikpal wrote: 07 Nov 2020, 10:52
I know there's a few models that use the 1 y. Mk 3 golf, caddy etc.
You could get a Haynes manual for one of those models. Make sure it includes the diesel variants though.
I bought an Audi A6 Haynes manual for the VW diesel engine in my Volvo 850, and a Polo manual for the AEF in my van.
 
by colinthefox
03 Nov 2020, 21:22
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Modifying 1.6d non turbo
Replies: 1
Views: 63

Re: Modifying 1.6d non turbo

Hello and welcome. Most of us with 1.6NA engines have been through the same thought process. You can improve airflow through the intake tract, but that's usually at the expense of a lot more noise. With improved airflow you would be able to proportionately increase fuel delivery, too much and you wi...
by colinthefox
25 Oct 2020, 21:08
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: 1Y starting problems
Replies: 10
Views: 446

Re: 1Y starting problems

just a thought, you say you loosened/cracked open the unions at the injectors, all at once or one at a time starting with cylinder 1? Have to admit, I did crack them all loose all at once :)  You should start with at least three open at once, so all of them loose is OK. When cranking with the injec...
by colinthefox
22 Oct 2020, 19:37
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Pilot/spigot bearing puller
Replies: 24
Views: 745

Re: Pilot/spigot bearing puller

I use an 8mm Rawlbolt and a block of wood with a hole in it.
by colinthefox
06 Oct 2020, 22:43
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Diesel pump suffix
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Re: Diesel pump suffix

Paul. You have PM
by colinthefox
29 Sep 2020, 18:25
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: adding a turbo to aef conversion?
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Re: adding a turbo to aef conversion?

On the manifold side of the block is cast either "1.9D" or "1.9D/TD" (or something like that) If it doesn't have "TD" on it then the materials used aren't suitable for turbo-ing. I think it's the piston material. They do have oil squirters though.
by colinthefox
29 Sep 2020, 18:18
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Heads Off Due To Pressurised Coolant
Replies: 167
Views: 10209

Re: Heads Off Due To Pressurised Coolant

One question for starters. No spigot bearing needed for automatic? If so l need to pull it out. Any suggestions or techniques. I use an M8 Rawlbolt. I replace the bolt with a length of threaded rod, grip the bearing by expanding the shell with a nut, then use a block of wood with a hole to pull the...
by colinthefox
27 Sep 2020, 19:26
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fitting new brake discs
Replies: 8
Views: 374

Re: Fitting new brake discs

NathanW wrote: 27 Sep 2020, 19:00
jamesakers wrote: 27 Sep 2020, 18:23 Get two new front hub nuts as they shouldn't be reused. Part number 251407671.

Thank you, will do 👍🏻
You shouldn't re-use them on the same side, but if you swap the hub nuts over to the other side, you can [E D I T]usually[/E D I T] re-use them as the peening should be in a different place.
 
by colinthefox
27 Sep 2020, 08:44
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fitting new brake discs
Replies: 8
Views: 374

Re: Fitting new brake discs

Take a look at the back plates. If they are in poor condition, it's the ideal opportunity to replace them while you've got everything off. Also check that the small square drive hole for the speedo cable in the nearside bearing cap is still nice and square. If it is worn and won't grip the speedo ca...
by colinthefox
08 Sep 2020, 17:54
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: VW T25 speedo cables
Replies: 6
Views: 1008

Re: VW T25 speedo cables

I have dealt with JK for 17 years without a problem that I can recall.
by colinthefox
04 Sep 2020, 10:04
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: So this happened on Friday evening
Replies: 26
Views: 1579

Re: So this happened on Friday evening

That’s what I have just bought from someone, came from a running engine so will give that one a go first and see what happens. If I get no belt tracking I’m good, if I get belt tracking then I am going down the route of another engine maybe the 1Y if I can get one. Defo going to stay diesel. And I ...
by colinthefox
03 Sep 2020, 18:45
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: So this happened on Friday evening
Replies: 26
Views: 1579

Re: So this happened on Friday evening

I've got a CS pump here (20K miles since refurb) that you can have for £200. But I don't think it's what you need.
by colinthefox
03 Sep 2020, 18:41
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: So this happened on Friday evening
Replies: 26
Views: 1579

Re: So this happened on Friday evening

I can't give you a definitive answer I'm afraid.
by colinthefox
03 Sep 2020, 17:49
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: So this happened on Friday evening
Replies: 26
Views: 1579

Re: So this happened on Friday evening

Yep, just managed to source a second hand [pump], its the same one that was fitted to the 1.6CS engine as well so should be good to go once i get it.  The pump may be the same pattern, but I would have thought it would have different settings on the 1.6 and 1.7 engines. If you put a CS pump on, it ...