Vw tdi

Re: Vw tdi

PostBy: mmcoal On: Wed Jan 01, 2014 9:41 pm

Rob R. wrote:The idler pulley bearings fail on the Duramax engines...usually by 80,000 miles or so.

Not as bad the Toyota 1ZZ engine in the Vibe we use to have. Nice little gutless engine that sounded like marbles rattling around at just under 40K miles. A $135 Dayco belt tensioner, a modified bolt and one aggrevated afternoon later I had a new belt and tensioner on that car. I replaced a Chevy Caprice tensioner once in about 20 minute with a $35 tensioner and it turns out the old one was still good anyway with well over 100K miles on it. Gotta love that superior foreign engineering.
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Re: Vw tdi

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Jan 01, 2014 10:00 pm

Rob R. wrote:The idler pulley bearings fail on the Duramax ALL GM engines...usually by 80,000 miles or so.

Fixed it for ya Rob! :D

If you saw how LITTLE grease is put in bearings these days, you'd be amazed they even make it 8k miles ... let alone 80k! :shock:

I've got pretty good at prying the seals out and greasing the holy hell out of any bearing I buy. I recently acquired a pile of syringes that make the job a bit easier too.
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Re: Vw tdi

PostBy: waldo lemieux On: Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:35 am

Smitty,

Got any extra grease ? Im about to take this thing to the stealership and I could use a little grease on the " ole starfish" :hangover: Geez this is gonna hurt.....
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Re: Vw tdi

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Jan 02, 2014 2:29 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Seka used to market a grease especially for that purpose back in the day .... fortified with Benzocane to "EEEZE" the pain .... toothy

Saw it in a catalog once. I don't travel on THAT SIDE of the tracks! :nono:
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Re: Vw tdi

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Thu Jan 02, 2014 2:57 pm

waldo lemieux wrote:Smitty,

Got any extra grease ? Im about to take this thing to the stealership and I could use a little grease on the " ole starfish" :hangover: Geez this is gonna hurt.....


B.O.H.I.C.A.
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Re: Vw tdi

PostBy: waldo lemieux On: Thu Jan 02, 2014 4:18 pm

Dave,

got the b.o. and t.a. I just cant get the rest. :gee:

Smitty,

I was always told "if ya dont go both ways ya miss half the action" :doh: :out: lord please forgive right there...ect
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Re: Vw tdi

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Thu Jan 02, 2014 4:42 pm

waldo lemieux wrote:Dave,

got the b.o. and t.a. I just cant get the rest. :gee:

Smitty,

I was always told "if ya dont go both ways ya miss half the action" :doh: :out: lord please forgive right there...ect



Bend Over Here It Comes Again
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Re: Vw tdi

PostBy: waldo lemieux On: Tue Jan 07, 2014 4:53 pm

update:

car is at the stealership for a headgasket . When I asked if he was sure, the mech. replied "its the only thing it can be" . So I guess if it doesnt theyll be cuttin me a deal on whatever it really is.

The problem with the duramax was an............... Starts with an i ends with an lder. Im pretty lucky I didnt have a fire on the way back from va. as it felt like the bearings were square :oops:
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Re: Vw tdi

PostBy: waldo lemieux On: Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:40 am

I believe that the issue with the passat has been resolved. We got the car back last night and the problem at least for now was the head gasket. $1800 later or I should say lighter weve got our almost 10 yr old car back :wtf: :shots:

Waldo
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Re: Vw tdi

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:48 am

waldo lemieux wrote:I believe that the issue with the passat has been resolved. We got the car back last night and the problem at least for now was the head gasket. $1800 later or I should say lighter weve got our almost 10 yr old car back :wtf: :shots:

Waldo



Still cheaper than new.
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Re: Vw tdi

PostBy: rberq On: Wed Jan 15, 2014 1:45 pm

waldo lemieux wrote:$1800 later or I should say lighter we've got our almost 10 yr old car back :wtf: :shots:

This philosophy always helps me: The car was worth zero as transportation, or would have been pretty soon. If you could go out and BUY an identical car whose condition and history are known to you, for $1800, you would consider it a bargain. :)
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Re: Vw tdi

PostBy: titleist1 On: Wed Jan 15, 2014 4:07 pm

@rberq i use that philosophy (rationalization) too and it keeps me satisfied ..... :)

I watch the $ outlay versus the years and mileage and compare it to the pain threshold of shopping for a new vehicle which for me is kinda like passing a kidney stone. :sick:

I have spent between $400 & $600 on my 11yo silverado w/ 200k+ miles each of the last 3 years, but that $ amount for that mileage & age vehicle with the relatively good shape it's in is less painful to me than truck shopping. I'll happily spend that yearly money on it for another 5 years.
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Re: Vw tdi

PostBy: CoalBin On: Sat Mar 15, 2014 1:21 pm

I know this is after the fact ...
Being that we burn coal, everyone should have a CO detector. An easy way to check for combustion gasses in the cooling system is to hold the CO detector above the radiator or in this case the coolant reservoir opening. Once the engine warms up, have an assistant rev the engine a few times & the CO detector will detect the combustion gasses.

usually a leaky water cooled EGR does not let gasses into the cooling system, the TDI does not build enough exhaust pressure to overcome the pressurized cooling. Had a similar problem on my boat engine. everything looked ok sitting @ dock, got out & ran w/ the throttle up - would blow the water out of the overflow reservoir (volcano)- held the detector over the heat exchanger opening - CO went off the scale. head gaskets replaced, problem solved.

our Chipped, free flowing... '97 B4 sedan has 240K on it. one of the easiest to work on cars I've owned. Gets 45+ HWY MPG since 1997. power windows are a pain though, don't slam door shut with the window down.
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