[Vwdiesel] Lifter question

Sandy Cameron scameron at compmore.net
Fri Apr 22 08:39:25 EDT 2005

At 09:17 PM 4/21/05 -0700, you wrote:

>> on at once, unless it isn't all that bad to do it separately, since I
pulled it
>> all off in one piece I figure that is the best way to put it back on. 
>Remind us what vehicle this is... I assume engine is still in car? if a 
>transverse mount (A1/A2/A3) then I'd wait for turbo. It is tricky to get head 
>on with all that weight hanging off it, but probably easier than trying to 
>attach manifolds and turbo after.

I did goldie's hed in the winter with the manifolds and turbo attached. I
have done several head gaskets on different cars and never removed the manifolds

I have a small 400 lb electric hoist attached to the garage ceiling that
makes this work so easy, cost $129+tax.

There is one caveat.... The turbo oil drain tube. I left it attached to the
turbo, and detached at the pan. When lowering the head on to the engine,
stop half an inch before touch-down, and guide the drain tube into the fitting.
It's a terrible job if left until the head is bolted down.


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