[Vwdiesel] timing belts

Terry Briggs vbriggs at stny.rr.com
Sat Oct 13 15:47:18 PDT 2007

I'm not too concerned about much in the jetta, as soon as the engine is 
out, the body gets scraped. can you separate the engine and tranny and 
just pull the engine, or is it easier to yank both at the same time ? 
If it's easier to just drop them in together I'll just swap out both, 
the tranny is good in the jetta. Then the golf engine gets tore down 
and rebuilt if the head isn't too fubared, I think the wife overheated 
it. The head gasket was bad, typical leaking oil into the coolant, but 
now I'm going through a lot of coolant. It doesn't seem to be making 
into the oil, but I do get a nice white cloud when I start it up in the 
morning. Could this just be the head gasket letting go a little more ?
On Oct 13, 2007, at 2:32 AM, LBaird119 at aol.com wrote:

>   One of my supplier's site is offline at the moment but another parts 
> catalog lists from 81-92!  My '89 hard copy lists '80 on for the 
> timing belt.  They probably just have it broken down for most things.
>    To pull the engine out of the '84 pull it and the tranny together 
> out the bottom.  On my '85 (same as '86) I pulled them out the top.  I 
> think somenone's done it out the bottom and said it was easy.  I 
> figured with the subframe it didn't look all that easy and it's not as 
> easy as the A1 body anyway.  The master cylinder is a REAL close fit 
> when lifting the engine and tranny out.
>       Loren
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