[Vwdiesel] About to rebuild a 1.6
david at planetmind.net
Tue Apr 11 13:41:00 EDT 2006
> Intermediate shaft
> bearings are a MUST and there's a thin o-ring on the back lip of the
> intermediate shaft seal holder you don't want to miss replacing too.
I, too, am doing *both* my 1.6Ls (81 pickup and 89 jetta) - I wasn't planning on the
intermediate shaft bearings, Bentley says they are subject to very little wear - but is it easy?
Can it be done with engine in?
> Oh, you'll have to measure the piston projection with a calipier or
> depth gauge, stack of feeler gauges or such, and order the head
> gasket according to what you come up with.
mine both had 3-notch gaskets - and my caliper says piston projection is about 1.1mm on the '89
- which is outside specs for the 3-notch. What does this mean? Use another 3-notch, or stretched
rods? Then again, my caliper is a cheap one, could be off.
Also, the pickup's cyliders have slight scratches - not anything you could catch a finger nail
on, but they are there - will honing be sufficient?
thanks for the advice.
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