PeteParticipantApril 16, 2019 at 6:56 amPost count: 713
I drove this to work today. Normally that would not be worthy of a post but after the last month of chasing an oil leak, pulling engine, reinstalling, pulling AGAIN and reinstalling, and literally breaking my back in the process, it’s nice to drive this again.FranzKeymasterApril 16, 2019 at 6:59 amPost count: 2580
So what was the oil leak?
Usually if a VW isn’t leaking oil, it is because it’s empty. 😉PeteParticipantApril 16, 2019 at 7:10 amPost count: 713
So what was the oil leak? Usually if a VW isn’t leaking oil, it is because it’s empty.
Seems to be from two spots – between the crank and flywheel, through dowel pin, and possible from one of the galley plugs. Put in a new crank/flywheel gasket and lightly coated both sides of it with Loctite 515 Flange Sealant, also put some around the base of the dowel pins on the crank end. Installed FW, tightened down, then removed gland nut and put RTV on each dowel end, then reinstalled gland nut and torqued to spec. For galley plug installed new one and coated it with Loctite 640 high-strength sleeve retainer.
The second engine pull was because I tried the Kennedy Engineered 180mm race clutch….and that didn’t seem to work well at all, so back out and went with the ol’ Sachs.
Joe R. was incredibly helpful throughout the process.Pat KKeymasterApril 16, 2019 at 7:19 amPost count: 968
Way to knock it out Pete. Back on the road for some nice spring drives!
We will build it if it comes.FranzKeymasterApril 16, 2019 at 2:32 pmPost count: 2580
Speaking of spring drives, I’m going to do Erik’s fan shroud this week.PeteParticipantApril 26, 2019 at 11:44 amPost count: 713
Erik is going to be thrilled to see that^^^
A while back I replaced my brake light switch with a new Hella unit. It’s worked well but lately has been sporadic. Tired of relying on hydraulic pressure to activate brake lights.
I ordered this switch at the link below and I installed yesterday….it’s freaking awesome. Once the pedal is pushed off of the switch lever the lights are activated…takes maybe a 1/2″ of pedal movement. All bolt on, don’t need to do anything with existing switch wiring. I’d highly recommend it for ’58 and up type I’s.Vwsarent4hippiesParticipantApril 26, 2019 at 1:18 pmPost count: 92
Now it’s ready to drive to NC in a couple weeks!PeteParticipantApril 29, 2019 at 6:23 amPost count: 713PeteParticipantMay 4, 2019 at 6:22 pmPost count: 713
From earlier today at Cars on Kiawah. Nice event.WAY2COOLParticipantMay 5, 2019 at 1:52 amPost count: 123
awesome Pete….you’ve taken it to the next level..
Top Shelf !!
KIMFranzKeymasterJune 1, 2019 at 10:08 amPost count: 2580
I’m posting this Porsche linkage info here so that next time I have a good reference on location and modifications.
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