[Vwdiesel] Update: OT: Engine Rebuild Question

Dave Cook davevw at yahoo.com
Fri Feb 6 15:49:20 PST 2009

Well, I finally pulled the pan off and took at look at the undersides of the engine.

Not good.

There are all kinds of shiny things in the little bit of oil that was left after draining it, and some big ones.  

The bottom of the connecting rods for 1 and 4 were completely dry, which was odd.  The engine hasn't rotated for two or three weeks, but I can't imagine that there would normally be zero oil residue.  Unless it got really hot, that is.

I couldn't get one of the rod bearing caps to come off (4) but the bearing for 1 looks terrible and I can't push that piston up, so I think it is seized in place.

I think I'll probably look for a block.  (See upcoming message...)

Dave Cook

--- On Wed, 2/4/09, 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: Wednesday, February 4, 2009, 12:59 AM
> In a message dated 2/3/2009 10:39:32 AM Pacific Standard
> Time, 
> jjhoehl at hotmail.com writes:
> > I'm glad someone else thinks this is still fun
> too!  It's not always a good 
> > time, but it can be if you remind yourself it is.
> >  
> > Jon
> > 
>   I get to do the head gasket on the pickup
> tonight/tomorrow 
> morning so I can have it running by afternoon to work.  :-P
>   Not as fun on a tight schedule.
>     Loren
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