I'm only up to page 33 of your saga, but I wanted to thank you now for both the amazing information and all of your side tangents. You've lived in very interesting times and the stories all help illustrate how you've come to your point of view. It is truly a SAGA, and a brilliant one at that.
I'm still getting my diesel running - pulled it out of an '84 jetta 1.6 TD a few years ago, and only now am getting it installed in my 71 vw camper - but I'm already looking forward to using some of your tips. The engine has 271,000 miles on it, but it was driven by a little old lady who had it serviced pretty regularly. That said, the oil is black and tar, so we'll see what happens after I clean out the injectors, dial in the injection timing, and do the cold-start pull test. She's almost ready for her first drive, so we'll see what happens. Onwards!
Currently working on shoehorning a 1.6 TD out of a 1984 Jetta into a 1971 VW Camper (Hardtop)
"Huppity Hup! Rev! Rev! GO GO GO GO!"