Making a start

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Re: Making a start

Postby philmcC » 13 Mar 2018, 17:46

The old cam is in good condition with very little sign of wear on the cams or the gear wheel. Tappets all numbered and so far (I've cleaned and reassembled four) all seem to be working well with good resistance. This is my first rebuild of a water boxer engine so am on a learning curve. I don't have time pressures so I can look at problems and slowly resolve. philmcC
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Re: Making a start

Postby itchyfeet » 13 Mar 2018, 19:07

Assembly lube is reccomended
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Re: Making a start

Postby philmcC » 20 Mar 2018, 17:02

Crankcase halves cylinder heads and other bits and pieces off for vapour blasting. Collect the end of next week. Managed to damage the distributor drive gear when pulling off the camshaft gear so have a new one. I will know better when removing the heavy circlip,, and not get involved with a levering screwdriver!. Does anyone know where to get the best liners and pistons for a MV spec engine.philmcC
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Re: Making a start

Postby philmcC » 20 Jun 2018, 16:11

Everything coming together. The final 2 cylinder head studs removed by spark erosion. Expensive, but I had tried everything else.
Have done a trial assembly of crankcase with crankshaft and camshaft in place all well. I notice in some of the exploded diagrams there is a 'spacer'looking like a small washer beside the felt seal that goes into the flywheel. Is there such a thing? If so where do I get it.
I will take some pictures when I am putting it together finally. Hopefully next week.philmcC
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Re: Making a start

Postby 937carrera » 20 Jun 2018, 18:11

Is it one of these, for a late / 3 piece thrust bearing arrangement ?

https://www.brickwerks.co.uk/t3-parts/engine/petrol/watercooled-engine-wbx/components/end-float-shim-retainer-t3-wbx.html

I've been spending the last day studying WBX crankshafts :roll:
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Re: Making a start

Postby philmcC » 20 Jun 2018, 21:09

Thanks for that. No I have got all of the larger shims. It is just that small ? Washer in the diagram.philmcC
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Re: Making a start

Postby 937carrera » 20 Jun 2018, 21:16

It's not a shim, best upload a picture or part number or identify it on this link

Maybe the needle bearing, number 23 ?

https://volkswagen.7zap.com/en/rdw/typ+2+syncro/t2/1988-78/1/105-6005/
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Re: Making a start

Postby philmcC » 21 Jun 2018, 12:55

That's really helpful. I am sure it is just the felt seal. I have all the other parts.philmcC
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