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Re: WBXOily

Postby itchyfeet » 09 Feb 2018, 18:15

shopping list, £275 already for a top end refresh ( without labour) , I'm sure I will think of something else...

0.4mm shim
https://www.brickwerks.co.uk/t3-parts/e ... 0-4mm.html

0.32mm shim
https://www.brickwerks.co.uk/t3-parts/e ... -3542.html

99289 Speedi sleeve
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/99289-SKF-Spe ... 2281057745

VR Full gasket set
https://www.vwheritage.com/025198009b-g ... t-vw-spare

x4 DG piston ring sets
https://www.brickwerks.co.uk/t3-parts/e ... dh-cu.html

8x telescopic push rod tubes ( we binned the originals)
https://www.vwheritage.com/ac1094109a-s ... e-vw-spare
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Re: WBXOily

Postby itchyfeet » 12 Feb 2018, 19:34

Cleaned up pistons and barrels tonight

This is common, green oring is unrecognizable

ImageP1090532 by Paul_Barr, on Flickr

this one won't even dig out so a quick blastt of the blow torch does the trick

ImageP1090533 by Paul_Barr, on Flickr


cleaned up with a nylon wheel

ImageP1090536 by Paul_Barr, on Flickr

honed

ImageP1090537 by Paul_Barr, on Flickr

No 3 has had it along with No 3 piston

ImageP1090540 by Paul_Barr, on Flickr

ImageP1090539 by Paul_Barr, on Flickr

No1 barrel is also IMO scrap, it sealed before but you have to wonder who put this back


ImageP1080792 by Paul_Barr, on Flickr

other pistons cleaned up OK

ImageP1090541 by Paul_Barr, on Flickr

I can almost certainly find a piston but finding two good barrels in my parts stash is not going to be so easy.
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Re: WBXOily

Postby 300CE » 12 Feb 2018, 21:13

Good stuff Paul - can you put a shout out for the barrels mate? Mines coming out Thursday now as rain stopped play this weekend!!
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Re: WBXOily

Postby itchyfeet » 12 Feb 2018, 21:31

300CE wrote:Good stuff Paul - can you put a shout out for the barrels mate? Mines coming out Thursday now as rain stopped play this weekend!!


looking forward to seeing pics of yours, like this one always good to see the reason for the symptoms.

I will check what I have first, trouble with used is most are scrap or get damaged in the post
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Re: WBXOily

Postby itchyfeet » 13 Feb 2018, 19:57

A good sign that they are all the same weight ( includes one circlip no rings)

ImageP1090542 by Paul_Barr, on Flickr

as are gudgeons, 140-141 is typical

ImageP1090543 by Paul_Barr, on Flickr

went through all my DG pistons to see which sets had odd weights ( quite common when they have been repaired without care) or with damaged pistons.

3 good sets and two odd/damaged sets

ImageP1090546 by Paul_Barr, on Flickr

found two that are 463g and 464g weights, the weight groups are several grams so 3 grams is no problem

Measured up ( more consistent in an old barrel with something to raise it up to the right position to measure)

ImageP1090547 by Paul_Barr, on Flickr

one is a clear winner at 93.94

ImageP1090548 by Paul_Barr, on Flickr

ImageP1090549 by Paul_Barr, on Flickr

measurements are
No1 93.95/?needs barrel
No2 93.93/94.05 = 0.12
No3 93.94/?needs barrel
No4 93.97/94.06 = 0.09
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Re: WBXOily

Postby itchyfeet » 15 Feb 2018, 18:07

I had already honed and sorted the barrels I have to get some for WBXmayo so the best were easy to find, there are two that are OK to repair an engine, just some minor blemishes inside, I think I would be scraping the barrel to find any more to use :D

94.03mm and 94.05mm

ImageP1090551 by Paul_Barr, on Flickr

remeasured the others with the dial bore gauge and measurements were OK before.

so now we have
No1 93.95/94.05 = 0.10
No2 93.93/94.03 = 0.10
No3 93.94/94.05 = 0.11
No4 93.97/94.06 = 0.09

if only I had some rings to fit :D

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Re: WBXOily

Postby what2do » 15 Feb 2018, 18:48

That ring fairy needs to chop chop so the job doesn't grind to a halt.....
Why would the glass be anything other than half full?

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Re: WBXOily

Postby itchyfeet » 15 Feb 2018, 19:16

what2do wrote:That ring fairy needs to chop chop so the job doesn't grind to a halt.....


Yes but fitting the rings is a 30 minute job then the gasket kit fairy needs to pull her finger out......
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Re: WBXOily

Postby itchyfeet » 15 Feb 2018, 19:24

Rocker covers are crusty too
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Re: WBXOily rings

Postby oilrag » 15 Feb 2018, 19:31

i have some .....see ad in 4 sale
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