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Re: [T3] Current situation...assistance please.

I'd recommend having the engine torn down and gone over.  Changing the exhaust
[with a unit commonly available] won't cause oil fouling...he must've done
something else.  For oil filtration you need a Gene Berg unit.  The oil pumps
with the filter attachment won't work on our engines (thank God!) because of
the engine parts in the way but they also are simply not a good system...Jim
A. can explain why.

J-tubes won't do diddly for you in terms of performance on a stock engine AND
you'll have no heat...not good for winter driving!  An electric heater simply
won't cut it, a gas unit would be way better.

If you plan on doing any of your own work then you need to get a Bentley shop
manual.  Period.  Also, wanting to replace the heater boxes with J-tubes
simply because they're a less expensive option is the wrong attitude and the
path to a crappy car that will eventually get abandoned (because you'll 'fix'
other parts of the car with the same cheap methodology).  My III cents.

   Toby Erkson  -- Portland, Oregon --  http://www.icbm.org/
   '72 VW Squareback Darksider, 5-speed, 2007cc, rag top
   '95 VW Jetta 2.0L, CHE tranny w/Peloquin LSD, 270¼, TT Chip, SCCA Solo 2
   '73 Porsche 914 2.0L WIP; '81 Honda Gold Wing, 1100cc, stripped

----- Original Message ----- 

I've just come across a completely stock '69
squareback w/ FI.....only 66K on the engine....it's
been barn stored for around 30 years...the son of the
original owner tried to use it for a winter car...(it
was barned for having a small fuel leak)...a new bosch
electronic fuel pump has been installed...and cap and
wires..injectors and plugs...he stopped using it due
to the plugs getting oil fouled quickly after he tried
to put a different exhaust on....
Will j-pipes interfer w/ cold weather
driving....thinking of replacing the heater boes w/
them since they're much cheaper...and installing a
alternator inplace of the generator...which seems to
have some arc spots on the stator...should allow me to
run a small electric heater.

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