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Post by jamrens Wed May 11, 2011 5:06 pm

Doing my first rebuild i was planning on using my p&c and heads looks like a no go now.. guess what cylinder? IMG00102-20110511-1658
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Post by Grifspop Wed May 11, 2011 10:11 pm

My guess is #3
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Post by jamrens Wed May 11, 2011 10:32 pm

ding ding ding..
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Post by peregrine67 Fri May 13, 2011 6:24 am

What is it about #3?
That's the same one I broke a rocker arm on and all the sites I read about adjusting valves said that #3 gets loose first.
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Post by Hobug Fri May 13, 2011 7:26 am

peregrine67 wrote:What is it about #3?
That's the same one I broke a rocker arm on and all the sites I read about adjusting valves said that #3 gets loose first.

It's the cylinder that runs the hottest and therefore tends to have the most problems.
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Post by Grifspop Fri May 13, 2011 11:31 am

Hobug wrote:
peregrine67 wrote:What is it about #3?
That's the same one I broke a rocker arm on and all the sites I read about adjusting valves said that #3 gets loose first.

It's the cylinder that runs the hottest and therefore tends to have the most problems.

It's usually the first one to give up part of a valve and begin the destruction cycle (and like Hobug noted, runs the hottest)
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Post by peregrine67 Fri May 13, 2011 12:05 pm

Ok, but why does it run the hottest? Furthest from the fan? closest to the tranny? just wondering if there was a relatively easy way to fix it, different fan shroud etc.
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Post by vw57drvr Fri May 13, 2011 1:39 pm

You could always look for the elusive odd lobed distributor. It supposedly cures the #3 heat problem.
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Post by Grifspop Fri May 13, 2011 4:32 pm

peregrine67 wrote:Ok, but why does it run the hottest? Furthest from the fan? closest to the tranny? just wondering if there was a relatively easy way to fix it, different fan shroud etc.

On a type 1, the oil cooler sticks up right by it, so when it heats up, the 3rd cylinder heats up. VW supposedly corrected that with the doghouse shroud, their best improvement to date
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Post by shaky Fri May 20, 2011 7:29 pm

aah, 71 doghouse improvement. Guess what I drive?
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Post by bumblebuggy Fri May 20, 2011 7:30 pm

shaky wrote:aah, 71 doghouse improvement. Guess what I drive?

Nissan Altima?
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Post by jamrens Fri May 20, 2011 8:20 pm

moped?
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Post by Grifspop Fri May 20, 2011 10:06 pm

shaky wrote:aah, 71 doghouse improvement. Guess what I drive?

Going out on a limb here, but I'm going to say a 1971?
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Post by Bugman114 Sat May 21, 2011 11:33 pm

was that piston even from a pre 71 motor with internal oil cooler, or did it have a doghouse shroud/ offset oil cooler?
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