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 1 
 on: July 18, 2018, 21:45:18 PM 
Started by StewRat - Last post by DaveN
There’s a picture of your crankcase in your build up thread. it has the big hole where the stock fuel pump should be

 2 
 on: July 18, 2018, 21:36:15 PM 
Started by StewRat - Last post by StewRat
Having said that

ahem

I just found a pic of my case that suggests there is a bigger hole there.

Car is in garage a few miles away and in my defence I nipped in quickly today to remove the block off - and could swear I was surprised to see the small hole underneath.

But I need to go back tomorrow and check all this before digging myself a bigger "hole".

 3 
 on: July 18, 2018, 21:08:14 PM 
Started by StewRat - Last post by StewRat
So nothing like this?

No! To right of distributor hole, flat area top of case and a small circular hole that roughly equates to the 11mm or so the block off blank has.

Dammit - looking back at my spreadsheet I understood this to be a CB "super race case" it was ready for 94mm cylinders, clearanced, and though I forget the details now had the gusseting etc of a stronger case. But looking at pics online now I cannot see a case that has the small pushrod sized hole that mine has. And thats just googling cases, not even performance cases!!

Humph, not sure what is going on here now, will revisit tomorrow and double check I'm not going mad.

 4 
 on: July 18, 2018, 20:59:46 PM 
Started by leec - Last post by leec
Seat base. Hip width. The kirkey website shows how the measurement is made.
Lee

 5 
 on: July 18, 2018, 20:31:03 PM 
Started by leec - Last post by pladegården
where is the measurement taken🤔

 6 
 on: July 18, 2018, 20:17:34 PM 
Started by StewRat - Last post by richie
So nothing like this?

 7 
 on: July 18, 2018, 18:38:35 PM 
Started by StewRat - Last post by StewRat
A deep sump is a good idea on every VW engine. For a few bucks spent, you get a 'poor mans dry sump'. Most of the oil is moved to well below the crank where it is sheltered leaving less chance of the oil being thrown around.  Wink

Useful info - thanks - I have looked at deep sump but felt the extra depth was pretty minimal.

Guess it renders the dipstick even more useless ? Smiley

Edit - sorry, missed LEEC's comment on oil fill with deep sump.

 8 
 on: July 18, 2018, 18:36:37 PM 
Started by StewRat - Last post by StewRat
That thread looks way small for helping to vent the crankcase. Adapt a dash 8 (1/2") or dash 10 (5/8") or something decent otherwise you're wasting your time. Wink

That’s what I did with my one of these, drilled it out and fitted up a an10 fitting, just fits between the bolt holes  Grin

Except that - having removed the plate now ... the hole underneath in the case is no bigger than the 1/4 NPT blank in the block off plate.
So without major surgery to enlarge that, it will be the limiting factor.

I'm looking at adding this in addition to breather connections from both rocker covers and the oil filler neck, trying to solve a problem where I am getting oil sprayed on inner wings after (say) 3rd run of the day but no obvious single source. And havent been able to replicate in the garage. Guessing at crankcase pressure combined with thinner hot oil.



Is it a EFi case then? never seen normal case that didn't have much bigger hole than that, are you sure its case that's that size not fuel pump bakerlite stand or a hard gasket?

The hole I refer to is definitely on the top plane of the case, not anything sitting on it. The block off plate is similarly flat bottomed to cover that hole. I've never worked on std engines, but I assume it is the hole the fuel pump pushrod rides up n down in.

As to the origins of the case, that is a whole other story. Suffice to say it has RaceShack machined into the sides which I didnt know when I bought it.

 9 
 on: July 18, 2018, 18:28:28 PM 
Started by StewRat - Last post by richie
That thread looks way small for helping to vent the crankcase. Adapt a dash 8 (1/2") or dash 10 (5/8") or something decent otherwise you're wasting your time. Wink

That’s what I did with my one of these, drilled it out and fitted up a an10 fitting, just fits between the bolt holes  Grin

Except that - having removed the plate now ... the hole underneath in the case is no bigger than the 1/4 NPT blank in the block off plate.
So without major surgery to enlarge that, it will be the limiting factor.

I'm looking at adding this in addition to breather connections from both rocker covers and the oil filler neck, trying to solve a problem where I am getting oil sprayed on inner wings after (say) 3rd run of the day but no obvious single source. And havent been able to replicate in the garage. Guessing at crankcase pressure combined with thinner hot oil.



Is it a EFi case then? never seen normal case that didn't have much bigger hole than that, are you sure its case that's that size not fuel pump bakerlite stand or a hard gasket?

 10 
 on: July 18, 2018, 17:46:10 PM 
Started by StewRat - Last post by Martin S.
A deep sump is a good idea on every VW engine. For a few bucks spent, you get a 'poor mans dry sump'. Most of the oil is moved to well below the crank where it is sheltered leaving less chance of the oil being thrown around.  Wink

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