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Re: [T3] seven questions for thanksgiving

<x-charset iso-8859-1>On Thursday 22 November 2001 02:44, Daniel M. Hoopes wrote:
> building up a 1776 (92's, i know, not reccommended...) longblock a local
> guy did for me and i have a few questions:
> 1.  it's a -new- case (brazilian) and i'm using an old oil cooler.  so, i
> use the green seals with no spacers, right?

> 2.  the stud for the cooler was the M8 (13mm nut), so i just put in a
> longer stud and drilled out my cooler a little wider in the hole area and
> it fits over the new, longer stud.  is this acceptable for long term?
The ideal solution is to get the "stepped" stud from VW for the this. Just 
check with your local VW dealer. It is 8mm where it goes into the case, and 
6mm where it goes through the cooler. This is always the preferred way.

> 3.  i wanted the CR to be around 7.0 and the guy did it, but it seems like
> there is a lot of the machined part of the cylinder, at the head end,
> showing.  should i be worried?  (i'm using cb performance 044 heads)  if i
> wanted to change it later is it very involved?  is it something that i
> should take the time to do right, now.  will my cylinders crack or
> something?
He has installed shims between the cylinder and the head to lower the CR. 
This should not be any problem.

> 4.  i heard the Type 3 "cool tin" helped keep the cylinders cooler so i
> have a set to use.  these are the tins that go under the cylinders and are
> really big compared to the little dinky 3 by 3 inch peices i had there on
> my old engine.  is this "cool tin" really cool?
You have to pull the heads to install the these parts. There may be a fit up 
problem with the tin pieces under the fan shroud, but it can be worked out.

> 5.  should i use the louvered chrome metal plate that goes between the
> breather stand and the case?  it comes with the standard gasket set.  if it
> do, it makes the holes for the fan shroud too high (2 gaskets so no metal
> on metal, plus metal louvered thingy).
You do not use gaskets with the baffle plate. At the most, use a little 
silicone sealer. And, it will fit. And, you do need it in there, or you can 
have problems with it blowing oil back out throught the breather.

> 6.  anyone remember how long the hoses need to be made for a full-flow oil
> filter?  i'm getting the steel braided hose with the crimped, permanent
> ends made down at the local hose place.
Long enough to reach.... :+} It is better to be too long than too short.
I would mount the filter, then do the measuring.

> 7.  i guess a correlated question is;  what is the best location for
> mounting an oil filter?  i don't want it to show too easily.  how about the
> rear part of the engine compartment, right behind the fan housing?
Try to keep it away from major heat source. You don't want it adding heat to 
the oil.

> sorry so many questions, but you guys have the answers so i can't
> resist....

Russ Wolfe
'71 Fastback AT
'66 Fastback MT (IT RUNS)

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