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Re: [T3] rebuild


On Thu, 2005-01-27 at 15:25, Fiesta Cranberry wrote:
> Hi all,
> Can anyone tell me at what milage a type 3 engine generally requires to
> be rebuilt?  I've been getting engine knocking at low rpm that goes away
> when I accelerate (it knocks at idle up to 25 mph).  My friend the VW
> nut says it's time to rebuild the engine.  He thinks the connecting rods
> are going.  The Baroness has 112,000 miles on her.  What do you guys
> think?

I have always recommended doing a valve job at 60-80K miles, Depending
on how the car is driven. As for the bottom end, Usually 120K miles.
Again, depending on how the car is driven. Grandma is a lot easier on a
car than say a 16 year old. Unless she is "The Little Old Lady From
Pasadena"

-- 
Russ Wolfe
'71 FB AT
'66 FB MT
'64 T34 (not running)
'65 T1 (not running)
russw@classicvw.org
http://www.classicvw.org

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