RUN AWAY Detroit Diesel! 453-T
DD 453-T runs away! rack gets stuck on valve cover. almost lost some fingers too, it was all i could find. F'ed up new turbo compressor wheel, was only damage thankfully!
Turbo Diesel Mini Bike
Start at 2:13 to skip the intro, or click here for a helmet-cam ride: http://youtu.be/U5XyrXEZKu8
This is an idea I've had since I was a kid, and after watching Mike Cberts Diesel mini bike video I was inspired to put together my own! The frame has been around since I was 4 years old! At that point it was powered by a 3 hp Briggs and Stratton and is a Fox corporation, Trail Bug probably from the 60's or early 70's. The engine is a copy of a 10 hp Yanmar single cylinder Diesel engine and the turbo is similar to the one on my Honda CX-500 turbo motorcycle. The engine runs at 3,600 rpm max and top speed so far is 39.3 mph.
Here's a description of 2 stroke & 4 stroke Diesel engines:
VW Caddy Mk1 & Golf Mk4 @ A5-meeting
Here is a short movie from a VW Caddy Mk1 and a VW Golf Mk4 @ the first A5-meeting in Reiskirchen.
"EVERY DAY I SEE MY DREAM."
Music: MT Eden Dubstep - Beautiful Lies
VW Golf 2, Fast TDI engine swap time-lapse
Car Details: http://FRANKENBUILT.com/cars91gtitdi.html
VW Golf 2 TDI. Music By http://www.mattmcfarland.com/index.html
Converting 1991 VW Golf GTI MKII 8V to TDI turbo Diesel power in a weekend. Started Friday night and finished Sunday night. Had to get to work Monday morning... :)
Over 35,000 miles on the swap so far and it's averaging over 60MPG US, that's over 72MPG UK. :) Fuel log here: http://www.fuelly.com/driver/Frankencar/gti
It has also done the quarter mile in 14.658 sec at 95 MPH, so it's no slouch in that regard either. Video here: http://youtu.be/F7AbTFgM-g8
Volkswagen Pump Timing video.wmv
Short video on how to set the injection pump timing on the Volkswagen 1.6 diesel engine.
The Bentley service manuals list the following settings:
Early Chassis: (1977-1983)
1.5l non-turbo 1977-1980 0.88 +/- 0.05 mm
1.5l non-turbo 1980 with yellow dot 1.15 +/- 0.05 mm
1.6l non-turbo 1981, 1982, and 1983 pickup 0.88 +/- 0.05 mm
1.6l non-turbo 1983 Rabbit and Jetta 0.95 +/- 0.05 mm
1.6l non-turbo 1983 Vanagon 0.90 +/- 0.05 mm
1.6l tubo diesel (1982-1983) 1.00 +/- 0.05 mm
MK2 / A2 chassis: (1985-1992):
Engine ME (1.6l non-turbo) 1985 0.95 +/- 0.02 mm
Engine ME (1.6l non-turbo) 1986 and up 0.90 +/- 0.02 mm
Engine MF (1.6l turbo) 1.00 +/- 0.02 mm
Engine 1V (ECO diesel) 1.00 +/- 0.02 mm
MK3 / A3 chassis (1993-1997):
Engine AAZ (1.9l turbo) 0.80 +/- 0.02 mm