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by epowell
16 Oct 2017, 14:16
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rebuilding: 1.6TD JX Turbo Diesel engine
Replies: 1
Views: 596

Rebuilding: 1.6TD JX Turbo Diesel engine

Hi Folks I am now beginning to take steps towards my long-range goal of rebuilding a spare JX block that I acquired. I would seriously like some help with this undertaking since I have never done such a thing previously. It will still be some time before I actually begin the work > in the meantime I...
by epowell
14 Mar 2017, 21:29
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Opinions Requested: Difference between K14 & K24 with JX
Replies: 2
Views: 711

Re: Opinions Requested: Difference between K14 & K24 with JX

Dependent upon the geometry, the K14 would spin much quicker at lower revs but would probably run at of puff at higher revs. So maybe helping with some lag and easier to climb hills but overall a downgrade. I am sure there are some experts on here but I would stick with the K24, if that was OEM. No...
by epowell
12 Mar 2017, 10:35
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Opinions Requested: Difference between K14 & K24 with JX
Replies: 2
Views: 711

Opinions Requested: Difference between K14 & K24 with JX

I need to buy a new turbo as soon as possible, and I am struggling to make a decision between buying a KKK K14 or a KKK K24 . I have a K24 on the van now and it performs fine. The highest altitude I drove it was Brenner Pass 1500m, and still it was OK - no problems. . But I am told that a K14 perfor...
by epowell
11 Mar 2017, 16:55
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Front Suspension re-build advice
Replies: 3
Views: 1954

Re: Front Suspension re-build advice

Anyway, I realized that I will not have to remove that upper ball joint nut after all because: 1) I do not need to replace ball joints and tie rod ends 2) I will keep the Lower Control Arm, Radius Rod, Steering Knuckle, Spindle and both Ball Joints all together as one unit - and remove that all at o...
by epowell
10 Mar 2017, 08:23
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Front Suspension re-build advice
Replies: 3
Views: 1954

Re: Front Suspension re-build advice

with the upper wishbone balljoint removed the upright will swivel out at the top allowing access to the nut for the lower ball joint yes just undo the steering joint, there's a mark on the rack for centred so centre it and paint mark it all if you like but it should go back together correct if all ...
by epowell
09 Mar 2017, 21:09
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Front Suspension re-build advice
Replies: 3
Views: 1954

Front Suspension re-build advice

Hi.... ...I am currently re-building my front suspension... ALL new bushings - no ball joints/tie rod ends because they are new from the previous owner. Shocks... I am not sure yet. I will also replace the rotors and wheel bearings, but I will leave the calipers alone (except for painting the exteri...
by epowell
27 Jul 2016, 09:24
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: K14 turbo: Aftermarket CHRA (do good ones exist?)
Replies: 3
Views: 1314

Re: K14 turbo: Aftermarket CHRA (do good ones exist?)

HI Dave
Thanks... what did you actually have done? Did you get a re-conditioned K14 in exchange for your old one? Did yours die a horrible death, or just start whining and smoking, or?
Thanks
by epowell
26 Jul 2016, 10:48
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: K14 turbo: Aftermarket CHRA (do good ones exist?)
Replies: 3
Views: 1314

K14 turbo: Aftermarket CHRA (do good ones exist?)

Does anyone know of a good manufacturer of the KKK K14 CHRA.
by epowell
07 Feb 2016, 01:09
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1.6 TD JX - Inj.pump shaft bushing worn?
Replies: 5
Views: 1634

Re: 1.6 TD JX - Inj.pump shaft bushing worn?

Hi Ed,I undid the pump mounting bolts with the pump in place,to remove the pump sprocket I wedged the back of the sprocket (with tyre levers) and with the shaft nut loosened give the nut a tap with a hammer... Kr. Ahhh... I have been also trying this method - but the sprocket is not coming off. How...
by epowell
04 Feb 2016, 14:51
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1.6 TD JX - Inj.pump shaft bushing worn?
Replies: 5
Views: 1634

Re: 1.6 TD JX - Inj.pump shaft bushing worn?

What do the guys on "The samba"say about your pump? the pump on my van has a bit of play and the belt was tracking in towards the pump,After moving the pump cradle {on Andrews advice} the belt is tracking in the middle of the pulley! A re-conned pump is over £600!! Re-conmed pumps are a b...
by epowell
04 Feb 2016, 09:40
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1.6 TD JX - Inj.pump shaft bushing worn?
Replies: 5
Views: 1634

1.6 TD JX - Inj.pump shaft bushing worn?

Hi Everyone... I have been away for a couple of months and now back to my van and my engine with this somewhat drawn out project to replace the TB, waterpump, and do valve lash etc.. In the process I discovered that the TB has been tracking right on the outside edge of the IP SPROCKET, meaning there...
by epowell
26 Nov 2015, 18:10
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: How to remove valve shims with camshaft out? (JX)
Replies: 2
Views: 561

Re: How to remove valve shims with camshaft out? (JX)

Wychall wrote:I have no experience of the JX engine but would guess that the shim is held in by the oil. I would usually overcome this with a strong magnet.
Hope this helps and apologies if I have misunderstood the question.

That's a good idea!
by epowell
26 Nov 2015, 15:32
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: How to remove valve shims with camshaft out? (JX)
Replies: 2
Views: 561

How to remove valve shims with camshaft out? (JX)

Hi Everyone I am doing the valve lash adjustments (along with a whole bunch of other stuff...) and I have the camshaft completely out. I have measured the valve clearances and there is just one gap out of spec and some others could use tweeking... I want to take them all out - see their thicknesses ...
by epowell
26 Nov 2015, 15:28
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Getting coolant out of the Block - how? (JX)
Replies: 20
Views: 3442

Re: Getting coolant out of the Block - how?

The PO said the kitchen water tank is empty (? let's hope so... but how to check? perhaps there is a drain plug - must look tomorrow... BUT yes yes you are right - I forgot about the windshield wipers... I guess it is enough to pour in there some antifreeze?? Or is there some special fluid? ....mayb...
by epowell
26 Nov 2015, 14:44
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Getting coolant out of the Block - how? (JX)
Replies: 20
Views: 3442

Re: Getting coolant out of the Block - how?

So probably I am now OK with regard to the coolant situation - this is what I did: 1) with waterpump off, siphoned off 3/4L of water and then replaced that with 3/4L pure coolant --- now that seems well mixed. 2) opened one main hose near RAD (drained) 3) opened the other main hose up by the engine ...