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Re: [T3] Clink clink... aw sh!^!!

The VW "Tools for local manufacture" manual shows a push-rod tube centring
tool, which makes sure the tubes don't cock in their seals, causing
leakage.  It's fiddly to keep them dead ceŘ7hherwise.  I know it took
a lot of care with the PRs in place, and some carved fingerprints on the
sharp ends of the tubes, but you would have to be assembling lots of
engines to make it worth the time to make the tool.

UK VW Type 3&4 Club
-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Adney <jadney@vwtype3.org>
To: type3@vwtype3.org <type3@vwtype3.org>
Date: 19 March 1999 05:51
Subject: Re: [T3] Clink clink... aw sh!^!!

On 18 Mar 99, at 0:21, Justin wrote:

>  Tried
> to start a nut on about 2 threads of the stud.  Slips...  Makes a
> perfect back flip with a half-twist right down that PR tube.  Nary a
> splash - it's a 10!!  And we all know where the PR tubes go...

Here's what I do when putting the heads on:

Slip the head onto the studs, but far enough that the PR tubes can
still slip in. Then slip one PR tube at a time into place and skewer
a PR through it so it can't fall back out. Once all 4 tubes are in
place I can jiggle (that's the tech term) them around until they are
all lined up and then push the head the rest of the way onto the

I never thought of it before, but having the PR already in the PR
tube helps block the entry of errant nuts.


Jim Adney, jadney@vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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