2.0 liter Engine Build

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Re: 2.0 liter Engine Build

Post by Amskeptic » Sat May 19, 2018 7:47 pm

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wild man smith wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 6:05 pm
5/19.................New Battery installed, reman starter installed. RECHECK and route spark plug firing order correctly. RUNNING!!!. Ran @ 2k for 20 mins. for camshaft break in ( In the Camshaft instructions) TIMING IS VERY CLOSE, Oil drain for the break in oil. Leak @ oil sender area, gonna plumb in the gauge there. Re Adjust Lifters, they are slightly clattery. Gonna eat now, let this baby cool down some. Wife getting healed finally!! Grateful

Good for you. Congratulations! Add torquing the intake and exhaust nuts after a couple of heat/cool cycles.
Colin
BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,130 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,787 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 93,996 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 72,113 miles

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Re: 2.0 liter Engine Build

Post by wild man smith » Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:29 pm

Found the last pesky oil drip, a loose pipe plug just to the right and down from the oil cooler. Can only surmise increased oil pressure pushing past the threads. Used a NEW plug, chased the threads, applied red Loctite, let dry 24 hours, test start successful. Have to Bolt plenum and related back up, test drive imminent. The good thing about this drip was the confirmation of oil pressure. About 15 minutes total run time so far, got to break in the cam/lifters in the recommended manner anyhow. Had a Motorcycle trade deal to do, repair of the wife's 4x4 also. A widow I know laid a 70 Triumph 650 Tiger Chopper project in my lap. If you thought VW had some weird engineering, wait till you checkout a British 650 twin cylinder.

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Re: 2.0 liter Engine Build

Post by TrollFromDownBelow » Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:34 pm

wild man smith wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:29 pm
A widow I know laid a 70 Triumph 650 Tiger Chopper project in my lap. If you thought VW had some weird engineering, wait till you checkout a British 650 twin cylinder.
ummm.. pic's please! Although would probably post in gen. chat. I have a '76 shovel hardtail project sitting in my garage...umm it's air cooled right, so forum appropriate. :flower:
1976 VW Bus aka tripod
FI ...8 completely solid lifters.... now it's both kinda noisy and leaky, but she sure runs good!
hambone wrote: There are those out there with no other aim but to bunch panties. It's like arguing with a pretzel.
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Re: 2.0 liter Engine Build

Post by wild man smith » Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:29 pm

Any members around Portland are welcome to a large box of leftover parts from this project. Weber center mount carb and manifolds, NEW webcam 91 grind for hydraulic lifters, New Shadak oil pump for flat cam, two Hella taillight lenses, Empi oil pump cover, aluminum, with pipe outlet, a used functional starter for Auto trans, an alternator core. Needs to go, just come by and load these items up. FREE. Call 3602416883, or message on here for a time frame. Home most days. Grateful for all the help with this 10 month project, giving a bit back. Thanks, Mike.

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Re: 2.0 liter Engine Build

Post by wild man smith » Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:31 pm

re torque. Thanks for the reminder Colin.

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Re: 2.0 liter Engine Build

Post by wild man smith » Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:59 pm

Last Call on the FREE leftover Engine parts, many brand new. 3602416883. 91 Grind Webcam, new. Two Oil Pumps, New. Center mount Weber Carb Setup, with manifolds, used. Two Hella Tailight lenses. Used functioning starter for a 2.0 ;iter. w/auto trans. CORE 55 Amp Alternater. All will fit in a Costco sized Banana Box. All or none, not dribbling this out to 20 different people. Just got Insurance coverage, driving to break in the rings this week.

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Re: 2.0 liter Engine Build

Post by wild man smith » Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:42 pm

Last weekend, Vancouver to MP88 on the I5, south to US 12 East, cutoff to a county rd 9000, then forest service road for about 40 miles. Out of the woods, on Wa. 141. intersect US 97, refuel at chevron in Goldendale. Check undercarriage for damage(none) tires good (8 ply dual tread) . 15 miles east to campout with some associates. Approx 230 miles. Return via US 97 south, Gas up at the Biggs,Or Pilot truckstop. Fill thermos with Strong cawfee, pack of American Spirit Turquoise, 25 bux worth Premium 92, head for the barn. No problem holding 55 all night long , if needed. Good easy trip home, wind was minimal this night. 460 miles more or less. Pulled and cleaned plugs , all a real nice tan color. Want to re do the throttle lingkage where it connects to the arm for the twin carbs, a bit sloppy . Oil and filter. More driving is indicated. Can already feel the engine starting to flow better as the final machining is accomplished one rev at a time. Empi header and muffler set up very quiet. Lifters behaving well, rechecked em , Auto Trans behaving itself. Heat functions. Brakes did well. Thanks for the Guidance gentlemen, stock cam is plenty good.
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Re: 2.0 liter Engine Build

Post by Amskeptic » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:12 pm

wild man smith wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:42 pm
Last weekend, Vancouver to MP88 on the I5, south to US 12 East, cutoff to a county rd 9000, then forest service road for about 40 miles. Out of the woods, on Wa. 141. intersect US 97, refuel at chevron in Goldendale. Check undercarriage for damage(none) tires good (8 ply dual tread) . 15 miles east to campout with some associates. Approx 230 miles. Return via US 97 south, Gas up at the Biggs,Or Pilot truckstop. Fill thermos with Strong cawfee, pack of American Spirit Turquoise, 25 bux worth Premium 92, head for the barn. No problem holding 55 all night long , if needed. Good easy trip home, wind was minimal this night. 460 miles more or less. Pulled and cleaned plugs , all a real nice tan color. Want to re do the throttle lingkage where it connects to the arm for the twin carbs, a bit sloppy . Oil and filter. More driving is indicated. Can already feel the engine starting to flow better as the final machining is accomplished one rev at a time. Empi header and muffler set up very quiet. Lifters behaving well, rechecked em , Auto Trans behaving itself. Heat functions. Brakes did well. Thanks for the Guidance gentlemen, stock cam is plenty good.
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Well, there you have it.
Colin
BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,130 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,787 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 93,996 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 72,113 miles

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