[Vwdiesel] OT: Engine Rebuild Question
davevw at yahoo.com
Tue Feb 3 11:13:17 PST 2009
Great to hear! Hopefully that is all that happened, and I can get it running fairly inexpensively.
--- 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, 6:31 AM
> In a message dated 2/2/2009 7:14:37 PM Pacific Standard
> davevw at yahoo.com writes:
> > 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?
> Peachy easy! The two pan bolts closest to the tranny are
> to get at with a 1/4 drive and a universal to get in there.
> Rod bearings are a cinch to do. You'll need to be
> able to rotate
> the crank to get al of them generally. Get what you can,
> what you can at least and see if things move or at least
> find what's
> stuck that way. You can pull the cap then take a new
> insert, set
> the "clean" side against the "notched"
> side of the old bearing in the
> rod and rotate them around. Now the new bearing is in the
> rod and
> the old one is on the bottom, drop it out, put a new one on
> the cap
> and put it on. Be sure you don't mix caps or flip them
> Same goes for the mains if they need replaced. The rear
> bolts are close to the rear seal retainer. You could grind
> the snot
> out of a socket but I usually just chissel a little of the
> seal retainer
> out of the way and tap a regular socket on the bolt.
> That's the fun of these engines, you can do a minor
> overhaul in
> frame! :-)
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