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Old 12-21-2015, 10:56 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I made some progress over the weekend. The intake, exhaust, and EGR cooler still need to be removed. After that I believe the head can come off.

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Old 12-23-2015, 11:01 AM   #12 (permalink)
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EGR cooler is being a pain to remove... Anyone got any tips for removing rusty / stripped allen bolts? Why VW... WHY?!?
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Because VW lol

Best penetrating oil I have found is Kroil in a squirt bottle and aero-Kroil in a spray can. It's made by Kano labs. If you can't get a set of vise-grips on the head of the bolt to break it free, you can maybe try an easy out type tool or maybe weld a nut to the bolt head or weld the Allen wrench on.

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Well, I think I found another solution. Craigslist has an 02 TDI engine with 173k miles on it for $600. If that fleshes out it'll be a lot easier and less time consuming than tearing the engine apart.
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Looks like the deal is a go. I'm all setup to go pick up the engine tonight.

Any tips on what to look for or replace before I throw the engine in?
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timing belt, vacuum lines, intake cleaning, turbo sticky vanes. seems to be the most problem areas.
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Thanks deejaaa, I'll check those out.

I got the engine and here it is:



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Have you heard about VW's plans to buy back some diesels?
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Yep. This is an older diesel that isn't effective by the scandal.

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