[Vwdiesel] OT: Engine Rebuild Question

Dave Cook davevw at yahoo.com
Mon Feb 2 19:14:33 PST 2009

Can the bearings be replaced with the engine/trans still in the car?  It seems like I could probably get to them from below, but I suppose the crank has to come out, and I don't think that can happen without removing the flex plate, huh?  

Dave Cook

--- On Tue, 2/3/09, LBaird119 at aol.com <LBaird119 at aol.com> wrote:

> From: LBaird119 at aol.com <LBaird119 at aol.com>
> Subject: Re: [Vwdiesel] OT:  Engine Rebuild Question
> To: vwdiesel at vwfans.com
> Date: Tuesday, February 3, 2009, 2:16 AM
> Usually rod bearings are the first to go.  No oil and
> they'll go in short 
> order due to the loading and speed (= heat).  I'd pull
> the pan and check 
> rod bearings.  You may have a galled piston but those
> usually happen 
> from overheating before low oil.  You might get lucky and
> just need 
> bearings, a little worse would need rings.  More and
> you're doing a 
> rebild.  Had one come into the dealer similarly.  Holed
> pan.  Just 
> needed bearings and it was happy!  (This was a 1.? Rabbit
> engine 
> but basically the same thing.
>    Loren
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