[Vwdiesel] timing belts

Terry Briggs vbriggs at stny.rr.com
Sat Oct 13 16:08:10 PDT 2007

do you have the link for rogers chart ?
On Oct 13, 2007, at 7:01 PM, LBaird119 at aol.com wrote:

> In a message dated 10/13/2007 3:47:55 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
> vbriggs at stny.rr.com writes:
>> 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 ?
>   It's pretty typical to burn coolant and never see any in the oil
> with these.  There are only three passages that go to the
> crankcase.  All are on the perimeter and two are in the corners.
> Oil in the coolant comes from one passage and is from the seal
> in the head gasket, around that passage, letting go.  As the
> head gasket goes more and more you lose more compression
> and get more coolant loss.  It generally goes between #2 and
> #3 and the coolant passages are all pretty close to the cylinders.
> You'll probably see about .006 to .008 warpage across your
> head but 90% of that will be around the very perimeter so it's
> surfaceable.
>   You can pull the tranny w/o pulling the engine but to do the
> opposite borders on certifiable!  ;-D
>   Check your tranny ratios on Roger's online chart and see which
> one gives you the best ratios.  Usually the overall highest will be
> best.  :-)
>      Loren
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