Cold Start on VW Drag Engine without touching throttle.
Been working here and there on getting the cold startup settings dialed in on my drag engine. Takes a while when you get one shot each morning between changes.
Engine is a 2276cc, FK-89, 48x38 Comp Eliminator heads, 12.5:1 CR, running 91 pump gas with Megasquirt 3 for crankfired ignition and coil-on-plug ignition. Intake system is a home-brew built by me. It works well at keeping intake air temps ambient and has introduced a lot more low end torque than I had with the ITB's that were on there before.
Overnight low was 35 degrees, but the car/engine only cooled down to 43-44 degrees overnight. Was hoping for a sub freezing night, but will have to wait until next fall it looks like.
1776cc VW beetle motor
1776cc (69mm x 90.5mm) with dual 40 IDF Weber carbs. Engle 120 cam w/
performance lifters. 40mm x 35mm valves (044 heads). Tri-mil Exhaust. Oil/filter pump combo. Flamethrower II
coil & points replacement. 009 distributor. 8mm performance plug wires.
For a video of this engine running in the car, please click on the link
Quick Tip-Throttle Cleaning - EricTheCarGuy
This one goes out to BowlingBallOut who posted a question about a sticky
throttle on his Saturn. It was a great question so I decided to make this
video in response to it. There are many different configurations of
throttle assemblies but for the most part if you have a throttle that is
sticking you might be able to fix it using the procedures in this video. I
am aware you may not able to purchase spray throttle cleaner in some states
now but I'm sure they have some alternative available at your local parts
One very important note here is that if you have a drive by wire throttle
(DBW), then I do NOT recommend this procedure. If you perform this
procedure on a DBW throttle body you may need to have the throttle reset in
order to get your engine to idle or even start. I only recommend this
procedure if you're trying to correct a problem with a sticking throttle.
If you have idle problems, I recommend you check out this article on my
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Nico's KarmannTurbo DynoRun 09-2011.AVI
First Dyno test for
the Nico's Karmann turbo
Scat 3 piece case "dry sump", M-SPEC 86mm flanged flyweel and crankshaft,
PAUTER 5.7 rods, JE 97mm pistons, GEERS Engineering cylinders, PAUTER
camshaft, Competition Engineering Billet Straight Cut gears, MANTON lifters
and push rods, PAUTEUR 1.3 rockers, CB Comp Eliminator heads drilled and
machined for «six studs» by PROMECAT/ adm.-exh. ports reworked by RPM,
48x40 valves, K800 springs, 8.5/1 ratio, MSD ignition with crank trigger,
Barry Grant MIGHTY DEMON 750 carburator, MAGNAFUEL fuel pump, Compturbo draw through turbo, AUTOCRAFT stage 3 fuel pump + Full flow +
PETERSON oil sump+ GEERS filter and oil filter bracket with by-pass
... with a final score of 368 HP after playing with the Boost ...
More about our Dynotest on our Weblog :
Fuel Injection Runs!
Converted the engine over to efi running megasquirt 3. Engine is a 2tc with
ford edis and autocrossing with vmsc. Pulling lots of vacuum at high rpms
so looks like throttle is too small. Doesn't sound as agressive as the
carbs did either but the mid-range is much smoother.
Volkswagen Engine Blow
How long can a Volkswagen engine run at top RPM with no oil? This is annual
event at the Maritime Volkswagen Owners Club (MVOC) show. This video is
from the 1998 show. UPDATE: From comments., I see that some folks don't
understand the reason we did this. This is a common event at many
Volkswagen shows. The purpose is to show how duriable an air-cooled VW
engine is. Try doing the same with another type of engine!? Plus, the VW
engine can be repaired quickly and cheaply with hours.
Olivier's Split DynoRun 09-2011.AVI
First Dyno test for
the Olive's Split Beetle turbo
2387 cc engine, Autolinea case, Bugpack 86mm Flanged crankshaft, Wiseco
pistons, Jaycee / AA cylinders, 5.7 Pauter rods, Webcam 251 LC112
camshaft, 8.4/1 ratio, Comp Eliminators by RPM racing heads, 48x40 valves
with titanium intake valves, Kmotion springs, Pauter 1.3 rockers, Gene Berg
push rods, turbo Compturbo, Barry Grant Speed Demon 750 cfm mechanical
secondary carburator modified for turbo,
Allumage MSD 7 AL2
with a final score of 353 HP after some adjustments
More about our Dynotest on our Weblog :
Coin trick.. sort of;-)
Megasquirt 3 with V2.2 board Jbperf dual VR conditioner and MS3X expansion
in a standard box.
Fiat panda crank sensor
BMW Cam sensor
Ford escord DIS
Ford Sierra 2.0 DOHC injectors and pressure regulator
Citroen XM Bosch modules
Valtek LPG injectors
Dual fuel in progress!
Motor 1914cc Fuel Injection Ride
A ride arround the block, just for testing the Fuel Injection, Sorry the
Cam saturades the image of outside because of the sun.
Un paseo alrededor de la cuadra para probar la inyeccion de gasolina,
disculpen la camara saturo la imagen del exterior por el Sol, probare otro
dia de noche o mas temprano.