Fiamma awning final install:
The Bees-knees: rebuilt/re-geared trans for my van:
This our homemade US edition of the EWB trans built by German Transaxle to our spec starting with a CCW 02B core, and a 4.23 R&P, 3rd (1.36)and 4th (0.97) from an 02A trans and a 0.717 5th from a euro spec TDI. The only thing missing is a limited slip diff!!
By-pass oil filter test fit and finalinstall on 93 TDI EV:
For those unfamiliar with this concept, a by-pass oil filter is run in addition and parallel to the stock full-flow engine oil filter. It functions as a separate oil filter supplied independently from the full-flow filter and its sole function is to filter the oil to levels not possible with the stock oil filter (< 2 microns). Since all of the oil in the engine must go through the full-flow filter before it is delivered to critical engine components (bearings, cam, pistons, turbo, etc.), it cannot filter to such fine levels due to the resulting restrictive flow. The by-pass filter is fed via a high pressure oil feed and the filtered oil (now low pressure) is returned to the engine, usually dripped back into the valve cover. The dieselgeek.com BEW by-pass filter kit and my 93 TDI EV were the test platform for the following install:
|Dieselgeek.com custom oil by-pass filter bracket and filter housing.|
It's a tight fit, but the only thing that needs modding from the dieselgeek BEW kit is the return line. It needs to be about 4' instead of <2'. Easy solution: We bought the same tubing in bulk qty from our hose/tubing supplier.
|Tough lighting conditions--Sorry!|
Oil filters viewed from the front of the van, stock full flow on L, by-pass on R.