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Re: [T3] help - similar to starter question thread

<x-flowed>Jim and Bob,
Thank you for the reply. I know this will be difficult to believe, but I have not slept much waiting for your reply.

Is there a difference between a type 1 tranny and a type 3 tranny? I am wondering why the guy helping me did not tell me I would have an issue with my case. I know that he uses an old split tranny housing as a fixture to run engines on a stand, so he would have been familiar with any issues. He is out of town right now, so I can't ask him till Monday. I also do not know what type of tranny I have (type 1 or 3).

I am also wondering if this clearance issue was part of the reason that I had problems getting the engine in. I struggled for 3 hours to get the engine to line up and go in. I only discovered that it was bound up AFTER I got all of the wiring, fuel line oil lines etc. connected. I filled the oil, and the lines to the remote filter. I hit the key, and the starter clicked, but the engine didn't turn.

I believe that when I pull it out, I will unbolt the filter assy. from the car, instead of breaking open the lines.

----- Original Message ----- From: "Jim Adney" <jadney@vwtype3.org>
To: <type3@vwtype3.org>
Sent: Sunday, June 05, 2005 9:52 AM
Subject: Re: [T3] help - similar to starter question thread

On 5 Jun 2005 at 1:42, Brad Mularcik wrote:

A local guy that builds a lot of VW engines has been advising my on
the performance enhancements that I have made, and suggested that I
needed the o-ring type that was 8 dowel to go with my new counter
weighted crank.  He later realized that my old one was a 6V.  He then
gave me a nice 12V starter for $20, along with the new bushing for the

You probably haven't damaged anything, but you will need to pull the engine and
clearance the bell housing for the larger 12V ring gear. The ring gear will
have cut into the case, making it obvious where you need to remove metal.

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

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