|TDIpowered and back on the road with authority.|
TDI Conversion A to Z:
|TDI conversion in process.|
Main bearing caps installed, new TTY cap bolts torqued to 48 ft/lbs and turned 90* to final spec. Front crank seal flange, crank sprocket and crank bolt installed.
Piston comparison: ASV pistons on the top, standard AHU pistons on the bottom. Note the extra oil galleys underneath the piston crown on the ASV pistons. These interface with the oil squirters and increase piston crown cooling.
All 4 pistons installed. Rod bearing radial clearances are checked next with plastigage.
Rebuilt cylinder head sealing surface being de-greased, ready for install.
|Head installed and head studs secured. 3-rounds of tightening the ten studs: 42 ft/lbs, 84 ft/lbs, 125 ft/lbs.|
One of the last Febi diesel Vanagon oil pumps on the continent, going on this engine.
Oil pump, oil pan baffle and oil pan installed/sealed and bolted down. Engine peripherals installed, including rebuilt inj. pump.
TDI conversion systems:
The magic wiring junction box. All of our connections, relays and fuses for the TDI conversion fit into the stock Vanagon junction box, making for the cleanest conversions on the road.
Awaiting plumbing and misc. connections.
Fuel supply connected, silicone coolant hoses connected, intercooler assembly connected.
That's one clean engine bay, with lots of nice blue silicone.
Engine bay nearing completion.
Back from the exhaust shop, another TDI conversion on the road. After our requisite 250 test miles this will be shipping out on Fri.
***All pics and conversion work done by Grease Works and TDIpowered.