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Forum: Body and Interior 11-25-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 184
Posted By ngoma
Rear axle oil: I would follow the factory...

Rear axle oil: I would follow the factory maintenance interval. Rear axle and differential are not subject to all the harsh conditions present in the engine where there are mileage and time...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 11-07-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,251
Posted By ngoma
Never seen a Febi version so no idea on that. ...

Never seen a Febi version so no idea on that.

Did you study the fit when you mated it up to the cylinder head?

Did you

Tighten the fastening nuts evenly and in stages?

Make sure the...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 10-27-2020, 10:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 24,846
Posted By ngoma
Confirmed. Please see posts #19 & 20 from this...

Confirmed. Please see posts #19 & 20 from this thread.
Forum: Help! My car died! 10-26-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 419
Posted By ngoma
Dying Battery, Found Replacement at Home Depot

Recent colder weather accelerated the end of the battery's life. The Interstate H8 lasted well over 6 years but was really struggling to start in the colder mornings. While in Home Depot I saw they...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 10-25-2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 689
Posted By ngoma
jpliddy, your car had a cat? Interesting.

jpliddy, your car had a cat? Interesting.
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 10-25-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 448
Posted By ngoma
Adding a small amount of oil to the cylinders...

Adding a small amount of oil to the cylinders raised the compression appreciably? As v8volvo stated earlier, that can point to piston ring sealing issues.

Now come the questions:

Is there an...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 10-22-2020, 11:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 338
Posted By ngoma
Ah the Italian Tuneup! Count me as a fan. ...

Ah the Italian Tuneup! Count me as a fan.

Diesel engines in general like to be worked hard. Otherwise they are prone to wet stacking (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wet_stacking), ring deposits,...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 10-20-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 325
Posted By ngoma
Power Steering Pump Tuning

This is for the GM Saginaw PS pump.

Mine seems to run out of steam at low RPM, especially when cold.

The first modification (Idle/Low RPM Flow Modification) shown in this tutorial should help:...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 10-18-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 439
Posted By ngoma
At the other end of the control rod from the...

At the other end of the control rod from the spaceship bushes you have to tighten that one when the car is resting on level ground, otherwise it prestresses that bushing if you tighten it with the...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 10-17-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 365
Posted By ngoma
Injectors into the head = 70 Nm Hardlines to...

Injectors into the head = 70 Nm
Hardlines to injectors = 25 Nm

Injector heat shields are one-use items! If you are sure you did not misunderstand your injector guy I would not trust him.

There...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 10-16-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 365
Posted By ngoma
Sure. For the two injector halves together? For...

Sure. For the two injector halves together? For injector into the head? For the hardline nut to the injector inlet?
Forum: Performance and aftermarket 10-13-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 901
Posted By ngoma
What keeps happening with the IP?

What keeps happening with the IP?
Forum: Performance and aftermarket 10-12-2020, 09:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 901
Posted By ngoma
What is your reason for the studs? Are you...

What is your reason for the studs? Are you planning to overboost? Otherwise, I would wait until a HG failure and install the studs with the cylinder head off. That would allow the best access for...
Forum: Cars for sale 10-10-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 811
Posted By ngoma
Agreed, Craigslist now charges for "by owner"...

Agreed, Craigslist now charges for "by owner" listings for autos, and while it is not that expensive, people are used to "free" (which is not really free, especially under the surface).

Also...
Forum: Help! My car died! 10-06-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 843
Posted By ngoma
That is surprising and doesn't make any sense but...

That is surprising and doesn't make any sense but we'll take it as a win! :D
Forum: Help! My car died! 10-04-2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 843
Posted By ngoma
Good method. And you have solved many future...

Good method. And you have solved many future electrical problems by changing out the bad harness.

You CAN run the car with a bad solenoid by removing the plunger and reinstalling the solenoid...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 10-04-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 570
Posted By ngoma
Interesting. Do you have a part number?

Interesting. Do you have a part number?
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 10-03-2020, 11:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 418
Posted By ngoma
Sources tried: FCP Ebay Autozone ...

Sources tried:

FCP
Ebay
Autozone
Rockauto

Might be time to get an aftermarket muffler and maybe a glasspack the same length as the resonator. Cut out the resonator and get the glasspack...
Forum: Help! My car died! 10-02-2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 843
Posted By ngoma
As a test for that (bad wiring) you can...

As a test for that (bad wiring) you can disconnect the original wire from both ends, and run a fresh temporary wire from the fused end to the solenoid. If that works, just make it more permanent....
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 10-02-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 418
Posted By ngoma
Exhaust system availability

For 7xx series.

Resonator and muffler have growing holes. I am struggling to find replacements. has anyone found replacements recently?
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 09-28-2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,627
Posted By ngoma
Interesting questions. Where did you get the 300...

Interesting questions. Where did you get the 300 PSI figure?

I am not the expert on this subject. Sometimes I surf the vwdiesel.net site to try and learn new things. Our same basic engine had a...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 09-27-2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,627
Posted By ngoma
NA IP is apparently a little easier. "I used...

NA IP is apparently a little easier.

"I used a pedestal from a n/a diesel and drilled and tapped a standard compression fitting in order to use a mechanical oil pressure gauge. The pedestals are...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 09-26-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,627
Posted By ngoma
So with the non-intact Pressure Control Valve in...

So with the non-intact Pressure Control Valve in the IP like that-- means no dynamic timing advance, correct? Excess smoke, loss of power at mid to high RPMs?
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 09-26-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 570
Posted By ngoma
Even for R/R the seal with the IP out of the car,...

Even for R/R the seal with the IP out of the car, get that trick seal puller, it's well worth it.

Additional:

If the IP belt has been run too tight for some time, there is a chance the...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 09-26-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 634
Posted By ngoma
That is great news! Good on you for maintaining...

That is great news! Good on you for maintaining an old car to pass MOT.

Inside edges front tires? Collision damage? Excessive toe-out? Does the car wander when trying to point it straight?
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