I think its a great book, it helped me greatly on my first tear down/rebuild
(and still does whenever I tear into others). I'll be honest and say that I
heave never payed all that much attention to the "diagnosis" parts of the book,
other than to verify.
I know one thing that is a no-no thats suggested by him is to mill down
piston tops but other than that its all pretty good.
Got alot of good info for less than 20 bucks!
The only bad thing I have to say is to be very thoughtful
when loading the crank and rods into the case, as the
procedure in the book is incorrect. I kept thinking I must
have read it wrong and re-read many times, line-by-line and
it still came out wrong.
Everything else was extremely helpful. -BaH
On that subject: sometime before the end of summer, I will be putting
the Wonderbus's engine back together. If Wilson's procedure for loading
the crank and rods is incorrect, I'll need an accurate procedure. Can
someone provide a pointer?
BTW -- this engine built 5,000 miles ago by VW Paradise and sold to the
PO as new is just as crappy inside the case as outside the case. I found
a broken-off valve adjuster bolt inside.
Mike "Rocket J Squirrel" Elliott
71 VW Type 2 -- the Wonderbus (AKA the Saunabus in summer)
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