MC turbo head install help (engine in car)
veetesse at hotmail.com
Wed Jan 29 11:59:29 EST 2003
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Kind of an update to the "MC low oil pressure" saga in my 4ktq project. I =
ended up getting another whole MC-1 engine to build up after yanking the fi=
Still no indication of what caused the low oil pressure, but since the repl=
acement engine was relatively inexpensive, I decided to go that direction. =
If the low oil pressure persists after firing this engine, I'll know that =
it's something in the head causing the problem that I can't readily see.
Anyway, the bottom end is built and installed in the car ready to go, all I=
have to do now is install the head (with manifolds attached) onto the bloc=
k with the head gasket. I left the head off of the engine because getting =
the bottom end on the transmission was MUCH easier than fighting the turbo =
/ manifolds alignment at the same time (the exhaust and downpipe will not s=
eparate). Before doing this, I wanted to seek some advice from those that =
have done this before.
So...would it be better to shoehorn the head in with manifolds and turbo at=
tached and try to line up with the downpipe or would it be best to remove t=
he turbo in order to get the head alignment correct first, then install the=
Is installing the turbo onto the EM much harder once the head is in place? =
I'm a little concerned about trying to support the entire weight of the he=
ad / manifolds/ turbo while trying to correctly install the headgasket and =
keep the downpipe alignment correct. Maybe use a hoist to support the weig=
ht? Any BTDT?
Thanks for the advice...
81 Coupe ITB, 83 CGT
88 80 Fwd
83 GTI FSP, 83 GTI 16V
90 VW Cabriolet
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