[Vwdiesel] Re: Fresh Turbo Diesel

LBaird119 at aol.com LBaird119 at aol.com
Thu Sep 5 00:34:27 EDT 2002

In a message dated 9/4/2002 8:14:46 AM Pacific Daylight Time, nwall at opei.org

> It was also impossible for me to remove the bushing inside
>  the tranny mainshaft. I used a big slide hammer (same I used for the
>  bushing) and managed to ding up the old bushing some. Bentley does not
>  mention how to get it out. I just gave up after 20 mins and put a new seal
>  in.

  The new bushings are splined on the outside so they drive in and deform
the splines a bit for a tight fit.  I always use a tap and vise-grips.  Run
tap in until it's well in and then grip the tap with vise-grips and lever and
pull it out.  The last one I did broke in half so I got to pull it twice!
>  It runs great! Virtually smoke free and much quiter than the old motor.
>  torque too. I took it for an 80 mile drive last night. The only concern I
>  have is at the 1,000 mile head retorque. Last night after the warm-up
>  retorque, one of the head bolts seemed to all of a sudden turn effortlessly
>  about mid-way through the 1/4 turn pull, but seemed to get tight again
>  towards the end of the pull. Perhaps I should leave this one alone.
  Stretch head bolts are the scariest things to torque!  Some creak and
pop and you swear it's going to break.  Others will break loose and turn
fairly easily.  None feel like a real bolt being turned 1/4 turn.  DO NOT
skip torquing the one.  If they're all new and you cleaned out the bolt
holes, you should have nothing to worry about.  :)

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