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75 Kombi 2.0 Engine revving high as it heats up.

Discussion in 'Engine & Transmission' started by Xombi75, May 12, 2022.

  1. Xombi75

    Xombi75 New Member

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    haha. you just described the engine to a T.

    steel manifold gaskets, aluminium hex bar ... timing all wrong!
     
  2. Xombi75

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    thanks PR!

    I'll go search that thread up!
     
  3. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    So , it is a type 1 engine ?
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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  4. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    From now on. First questions: What engine? Is it standard? what carbs? Show us a pic!
     
  5. Xombi75

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    Plot twist! It's a type 4 engine ... which prompted me to get back to the old owner. The 6-rib is from denhams/ rod penrose, not the engine.

    He ordered the engine parts and built it with his vw mechanic...

    this is what he said.


    So yeah, a type 4 with imitation webers. tuning all that might be a mission, and if replacing the carbies solves the problems, i don't mind that as an outcome.
     
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  6. Xombi75

    Xombi75 New Member

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    IMG_0383.jpg IMG_0384.jpg IMG_0385.jpg Here's some pics:

    Engine. left & right carbies

    And then this little steel cable running into a little steel box/ outlet that i have no idea what it is for. It's just sitting there, not attached to anything? Did i possibly lose a hose leading to somewhere else?
     
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  7. Xombi75

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    IMG_0386.jpg IMG_0387.jpg IMG_0386.jpg IMG_0387.jpg IMG_0386.jpg IMG_0387.jpg and that weird outlet on the steel cable??
     
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  8. Barry

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    is it a cable or hose?

    No idea

    With your carbs I would be surprised if you are getting equal opening

    one is straight and one is almost 45*
    (well 30* :rolleyes: )

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  9. Barry

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    Actually I reckon you can see where it should have been. There is a mark to the right on the hex bar.
    Is it loose?
     
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  10. rstucke

    rstucke Well-Known Member

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    I see a few things
    "all new engine". where did the new cases come from (no one makes them)
    also are you getting Rod and Wayne Penrose mixed up as Rod deals in type1's and Wayne favers type4's
    The lever on the hex bar has moved but could now be locked in place by the mechanic and idle adjusted to suit (not good as Barry has posted)
    I have a similar setup and one arm came loose once, it really upset the engine.
    If and when the linkages are correctly set, wrap some duct tape either side of the linkage arm as a safety measure
    To go back to original carburettors involves all the stuff that would have been removed and probably binned not just the carbies (original linkage, air cleaner and mount, Hot air stuff and maybe even distributor).
    That thing under the vehicle isn't something to with a diesel heater? (maybe under the back seat)
     
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  11. Xombi75

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    yeah, totally. I tried to loosen the hex nut to slide it back into place, but it almost feels threaded? like the last guy over-tightened it.
     
  12. Xombi75

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    Ah, yeah. the diesel heater exhaust. i'm taking that out asap. 1) im in qld and don't need a heater, and 2) it kinda freaks me out having a 5 litre diesel can in the engine bay with all that heat being omitted.

    So, with the engine. the old owner ordered each individual part. pistons, crankshafts, you name it -- thru Mick's Auto & just kampers and got it delivered and then he and his VW mechanic built the engine.

    it was the 6-rib gear box that came from rod penrose via denhams ... if that makes sense. I got all the receipts here.


    And yep, again! I was in the process of sliding the lever on the hex bar, but assumed the carbs have been now tuned for the wonky one not opening fully. I'll just leave it until friday when it sees a pro.

    Great idea about the linkage arm and duct tape. I'll defs do that. cheers mate!

    :)
     
  13. rstucke

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  14. Barry

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    do you mean on the drop arm?

    One thread is reversed as you twist the rod to adjust.

    That moves the two heim joints equally

    The bit on the hex arm is locked in place with an Allen Key - but it will be imperial. Not metric
     
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  15. Xombi75

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    cheers mate. that's the one.
     
  16. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Interesting rear sway bar………doesn’t look like a lot of road clearance there…..
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  17. Xombi75

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    I know! and he lowered it 3" too ... i'm not a fan, tbh

    if i was ever stripping a bus back to nothing, i'd restore it to totally orginal.
     
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  18. Wiz

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    It's the EMPI sway bar and yes, it is fitted correctly.
    PR
     
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  19. oldman

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    Wasn’t a criticism, just an observation ;)
    I do a bit of dirt driving and I’m happy with as much clearance as possible…..
    Certainly helped at Turon Gates recently…..access roads were pretty washed out with deep ruts.
    Made it in and out without problems…..
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  20. Barry

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    hah ha ….. that’s a great road.

    I have done (several times) Sofala to Turon Gates.

    First times I was just following the GPS. Had no f$&?1!g idea where I was going.

    Made it.

    2nd time (and a couple of times there after) was a conscious decision.
     
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