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      Well, I guess I could've taken my oil pan off and...

      Well, I guess I could've taken my oil pan off and seen the plastic parts in there.
      But to see or replace this particular rail/guide I needed to remove the lower timing cover-which means trans...
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      More on the old engine, as promised:...

      More on the old engine, as promised:
      http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/08/31/5824312bc469c762a298d7b36c201b8e.jpg
      http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/08/31/9d283d34825c627f3992c505d34b685e.jpg...
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      Ok, so now I know what happened. And it was very...

      Ok, so now I know what happened. And it was very avoidable.
      Looks like the one timing chain rail self-destructed, and clogged the oil pickup-causing intermittent low oil pressure.

      Now, could I...
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      I've received a couple requests for valve pics of...

      I've received a couple requests for valve pics of both, the "new" engine and my old one. Keep in mind the following:
      Claim on this "new " engine is that its a 2006 reman unit that leaked HG due to...
    5. There can never be enough DIY's out there,...

      There can never be enough DIY's out there, whether it's been posted or not has no relevance. For those of you giving the OP a hard time for providing detailed info have forgotten what VWV is about. ...
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      Oh my God, can I just say that this trans is...

      Oh my God, can I just say that this trans is huge, heavy, awkward, and ridiculous?

      Oh the MESS!!!!

      http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/08/30/328ab9bd56bbe40fefded394ef2784c1.jpg

      Oh, the...
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      And the oil pump bolt info is here: ...

      And the oil pump bolt info is here:

      http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/08/30/e56ba189ddef8be36df510a132a5b071.jpg
      http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/08/30/63d302a4ff576ff157449e06a30c0c30.jpg...
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      I spun a bearing...(now with pics!)

      This is for your pleasure and my own documentation. All of the pictures in this post are of the "new" motor/head/etc. NOT of the parts off my current (broken) engine.
      It appears this is a 2006...
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      By the way, more work this weekend. Started...

      By the way, more work this weekend. Started separating trans last night-will finish that tonight.
      Pick up engine tomorrow, will assemble as much as possible this weekend.


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      First time I spun a bearing (educated guess) due...

      First time I spun a bearing (educated guess) due to low oil.
      Usually a spun bearing means crank replacement or machine work. I didn't do that- I just slapped in new bearings. I think me not going...
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      I wasn't aiming that at you. It was just a very...

      I wasn't aiming that at you. It was just a very general comment. It just amazes me how much stupidity exists on the roads out there. Nothing meant on you. :thumbup:


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      I can't fathom the lack of intelligence of some...

      I can't fathom the lack of intelligence of some drivers. Yes, driver had a green light. But if traffic ahead of you is suddenly slowing down it usually means *something* is occurring. I'm pretty sure...
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      I'm replacing the engine. Its a low mileage one,...

      I'm replacing the engine. Its a low mileage one, unsure of exact miles.
      The head was taken off for examination so I might as well put a HG on and (just in case) put some tensioners / guides in. Not...
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      A little slowing of progress over this week due...

      A little slowing of progress over this week due to having a real job.

      But a VERY small update and random pic for fun:

      Clean!...
    15. Thread: My 1998 GTI VR6

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      No selling, no hating, pics and progress only. ...

      No selling, no hating, pics and progress only.


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      I seriously considered it! Just too much $$$. ...

      I seriously considered it! Just too much $$$.




      Thank you. :thumbup:



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      I spun a bearing...(now with pics!)

      Thanks.

      We all know that lots of updates and pics keep a "build thread" interesting. :)

      But seriously, this is my daily driver. I don't have time to jerk around with this!
      No offense meant...
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      Goodies showed up today: Head Gasket:...

      Goodies showed up today:
      Head Gasket: 03H-103-383-K
      Oil filter housing o-ring: 066-115-111-A
      Head bolts:
      (13) WHT-005-465
      (07) WHT-005-466
      Lower left to right in pic:
      RAIL: 03H-109-513-B...
    19. Sticky: I think this topic has been beaten to death but...

      I think this topic has been beaten to death but I'd like to reiterate what I just quoted above ^^^^^^

      The *Good* bolt number is N-104-044-04, list price $2.04.

      Just ordered my replacement bolt...
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      I spun a bearing...(now with pics!)

      Yes, all mounts are original. :thumbup:


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