FranzKeymasterApril 9, 2018 at 8:50 amPost count: 982
Pop the valve covers first thing. I would be suspect of a broken valve spring. Sometimes an engine has sat for a long time with a spring compressed will have an issue.PaulParticipantApril 9, 2018 at 5:00 pmPost count: 17
I always enjoy learning new things, and today I learned a little more about VWs. The GREEN light is the oil pressure light! I cooked that little engine all by myself. What a dumbass… I should have read my Muir a bit more. Anyhow, having a local shop do a teardown and rebuild. Price of an education I suppose… Keep y’all posted.RustabusParticipantApril 9, 2018 at 5:49 pmPost count: 513
Awww Man!!!! Sorry to hear the bad news 🙁 you’re for sure not the only one on this forum who has made that mistake!!! 😉cookiemonster131ParticipantApril 9, 2018 at 6:27 pmPost count: 12
Where is Gary when you need him for a oil/engine rebuild story recap…FranzKeymasterApril 9, 2018 at 7:15 pmPost count: 982
Damn. I’m sure that old 1500 is done.
We can probably dig up some good 1600cc parts to help you out.BBWBParticipantApril 10, 2018 at 9:19 amPost count: 410
I’ve got the makings for a single port 1641cc. I paid core price of $250.00 for it. I’d take the same. You got anyone coming through Tucson, hit me up. My phone is 520-360-2226.
If I use it at all, I’m making an aircraft engine with it.
I'm at the age where "fuck off", "fuck you", and "fuck it" answer most questions.PaulParticipantApril 12, 2018 at 6:13 pmPost count: 17
Thanks Franz. I’ll be pulling the 1500 this weekend and will know more then. Popped the valve covers as per recommendation… looks good to me? A little more oil than the type IV, but nothing grossly evident. I can’t begin to describe how nice it is to wrench on a spotless, detailed engine!
BBWB, thank you for the offer. If this engine turns out to have shit the bed, I’ll be hitting you up. For now though, I’m excited to watch you turn it into a “better half”. Fingers crossed.John JonesKeymasterApril 13, 2018 at 8:29 amPost count: 2233
what a bummer to me…. wrong ending to the story dang it!!!!!!!!!!
I think from here on out,,,, Full resto’s are getting a full engine rebuild… It’s only a little more money in the big picture, but leads to the right ending everytime… 😎PaulParticipantApril 16, 2018 at 7:23 pmPost count: 17
Okay, so I got the engine out, a lot heavier than I remembered. Getting old is a bitch. Counted the flywheel teeth, 109. Six volt right? Everything on the bus is 12V… I’m clueless. The locals are wanting to sell me a dual port 1600, but say that my bell housing will have to be ground… I don’t want to do that. What engine can I put back in that will fit the current bell housing and all the shiny stuff y’all bolted on? I want to use as much, to include the tin, as possible. I know y’all have put dual port engines in some busses with the reduction boxes. How’d y’all do it? What do y’all recommend?BBWBParticipantApril 16, 2018 at 8:11 pmPost count: 410
Don’t panic Bob. A six volt flywheel and starter will be OK with 12volts. As long as the engine starts quick, the starter will be fine. You could clearance the bell housing for a 12volt flywheel, very easy, without removing the transmission. Bush the starter gear support shaft to the smaller shaft. It’s a readily available part.
1600DPs are the most available engine platform these days, but you can easily rebuild the single port heads. They most likely weren’t damaged. Just try to find a shop that can talk/do single port heads. I’d keep that engine bay/engine as original looking as possible.
Give me a call if you need some stuff. My case is a line bored 1st over I believe.
I'm at the age where "fuck off", "fuck you", and "fuck it" answer most questions.John JonesKeymasterApril 16, 2018 at 8:16 pmPost count: 2233
more than likely your trans is already hogged out for 12V.. it is somewhat common place to do that these days when you rebuild em. but if it is not, it is easy to do… and like Ben said, they sell a conversion stater bushing.
Your engine was from a type 3 that was 6 volt, so we used what you had… and switching that engine to a 12V flywheels is either a custom made dpr 6v to 12V flywheel… or change the crank..
Why not just let the local shop take care of it all for ya?
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