[Vwdiesel] Engine out, time for a bath...

Shawn Wright swright at zuiko.sls.bc.ca
Fri Jun 4 00:58:09 EDT 2004

The engine that is... 

I got my TD engine/trans out of the Jetta tonight, no big surprises with the 
help of neighbour's hoist. I can't believe I actually considering doing it with a 
floor jack for a while - I'd probably be in the hospital now if I did. Any idea how 
much these things weigh? Turning it on my new engine stand is quite a 

btw, keep those old head bolts - they make perfect bolts for mounting the 
engine to a stand, as the extra length is needed. I used a 1/2" socket as a 
spacer on one and it works great.

I dumped the oil, and then decided to dump the diesel in the fuel filter through 
the engine, figured it can't hurt to flush a bit more crud out. Next up, I think I'll 
borrow a pressure washer and get the rest of the crud off the outside - the 
back is about 1/4" thick in places.

It appears I will need the special socket (12pt?) for the turbo to exh manifold 
bolts, or is there something else I can use? Any other special tools I will need 
for a complete teardown of this engine? I have the head bolt socket. I'm 
assuming I'll need something to ream the cylinder ridges? 

Shawn Wright
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