Headgasket, timing belt replacement, etc. update

Ingo D. Rautenberg ingo at waratap.com
Fri Sep 27 13:46:47 EDT 2002


I'm certainly into the whole job and thanks to a friend replaced the
headgasket.  The good news is I could easily discern the honing marks in all
the cylinders, had minimal carbon build-up, and there were no visible cracks
in the head.  Additionally, there was no obvious headgasket damage, which
coincided with my 150-150-145-150-150 compression test readings before

Interesting cylinder head gasket, though (three layer metal composite
compared with previous fiber/metal headgasket).  Glad I bought replacement
head bolts, as the old ones were indeed stretched about 1/4"!  I definitely
recommend using the 2084 and 2079 tools for removing the front crank pulley.
Still need to replace the water pump and idler puller (probably this
evening).  I was fully prepared to replace the turbo side motor mount, but I
didn't expect the driver's side one to be just as bad (but it is), so that
one will be done shortly as well.  How bad?  Separated, both of them.

Good to have a spare car to drive (though I think it will need attention as
soon as the 200 is on the road again).

'91 200q20v...Slightly modified
'83 Urquattro
('90 v8q RIP)

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