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Making mainseals seal

Lots of flywheel seals get replaced and still leak. The primary reason is that the f/w has a groove worn in the seal race, this being much more of a problem with wbx's than it was with older VW boxers because they tend to be left in the vehicle for two or three times...

On the wbx flywheel seal

A fellow attempting to repair a flywheel seal leak on a recently rebuilt engine had the seal pop out of the case, and he wondered why. A helpful participant posted this: . Are you recessing the seal on the seal bore or is it flush with the case? Also, there...

AMC WBX cylinder heads

Here's the dope on AMC wbx heads as of summer '17 when I last processed them, this should cover most of the questions and swat down most of the BS I've seen on this subject: . The castings are excellent, better than VW's, they have much more material across the upper...

Redshiftt- a first look

I've had working prototypes of the Redshiftt knob remote controller for a couple years now, but in the process of development it has taken on more capacity and features. The two biggest changes were adding a live position sensing so the App can display the present...

Why Redshiftt?

I drive an ’86 VW T3 Vanagon Syncro 7-passenger van (a “tin-top”). It’s my daily driver, work truck, travel camper and off-road excursion rig. Starting in 2011 some fellow Syncro owners organised an annual 3-night jamboree at Moab, Utah, calling it Syncro Solstice (in...

AFM testing with video

This 2nd time around is a good one. I know this one has helped loads of people definitively diagnose the problem with their Bosch Airflow meter (AFM) , and many of them have been able to repair theirs instead of shelling out a few Benjys for a reconditioned one. Like...