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

LBaird119 at aol.com LBaird119 at aol.com
Fri Jun 4 16:28:56 EDT 2004

It appears I will need the special socket (12pt?) for the turbo to exh 
bolts, or is there something else I can use? Any other special tools I will 
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? 

  Those bolts are just 12 pt, 12mm normal tools.  Two come out pretty well 
with a socket and universal or flex socket.  The other two are easies by far, 

with a deep offset box end wrench.  Don't loose those, they're about $35 
each at the dealer!  I'm working on a reasonable source since my Jetta 
keeps losing them.  Usually a ridge isn't an issue.  If you're doing new 
pistons and all then you can just work a bevel to the lower edge and then 
drive the pistons out.
  Early Jetta engines and trannies drop out the bottom easiest but A2... 
I'd use a hoist too.

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