[Vwdiesel] Is my block salvageable?

Nate Wall natewall1 at yahoo.com
Thu Apr 10 16:03:20 EDT 2003

I'd just store that motor and rebuild it if you have
to. The rebuilt one you installed could last for
years. And what if the car got wrecked? You may end up
selling the engine you rebuilt for a loss.


--- Bart Wineland <bwinelan at allegheny.edu> wrote:
> I sure would appreciate some opinions on weather or
> not I should pursue
> rebuilding my 1.6 NA hydraulic engine. Long story
> short when I bought the
> car I knew it would need a rebuild or replacement
> engine. I did find a
> rebuilt engine that so far is serving me very well.
> My hope is to rebuild
> the old one myself for a spare. I guess my original
> problem is somewhat
> uncommon. The precombustion plug in #1 came out of
> its seat and raised heck
> with the piston and I am afraid worse yet the top
> edge of the cylinder.
> You can see the top of the cylinder wall has a bit
> of a depression hammered
> into it and I can fell a slight groove in the
> cylinder wall where the
> piston was beat up and rubbed the wall. My question
> is with the high
> compression will a new head gasket be able to hold
> with the slight lip that
> is beat into the top of the cylinder wall?  I have
> found a replacement
> hydraulic head that I think is good but really don't
> want to go on until I
> have some idea if it is a waste of $ and time.
> Thanks for any advice you can offer,
> Bart
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