[tcb] Re: Time to look for parts

  • From: Neil the VWDUDE <nbmdude@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 6 Sep 2007 10:19:50 -0700 (PDT)

Ditto on my last trip back from Wilson's VW Salvage a
year or so ago...
I pissed SO many people off when I'd stop for gas...I
COULD not believe the amount of white smoke...it was
indeed the #3...
--- mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:

> I did the same on the engine in my thing a couple of
> years ago and it was the
> #3
> piston and rings.  When I pulled the heads you could
> see the grooves right
> away.
> A set of jugs and pistons with ring should do ya,
> but I would pull the heads 
> and check it out, could be a valve or something
> else.
> Quoting Denis Dodson <coocoo@xxxxxxx>:
> > I will need new cylinders, pistons, rings, all
> that stuff. At this point I
> > will probably only change out those parts. There
> is the philosophy that I
> > should replace the pushrod bearings and do a valve
> job and there is the
> > feelings that I should simply build a new engine.
> > 
> > I am old and tired and cash poor, so cylinders it
> is (maybe). Someone told me
> > that I could buy the machined 88s with the pistons
> and rings already in them
> > an I could simply install them at the wrist pins.
> Anybody know where I can
> > find these and the prices? I have a source here
> for the 88s and pistons but I
> > haven't heard a price yet.
> > 
> > For you mechanics out there. I have power loss and
> smoke on the backstroke.
> > Rings or burnt piston.

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