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    1. Compression difference if changing to 83mm JE Pistons?

      Does anyone know what difference it will make in compression if I swap out my stock pistons with 83mm JE Pistons?

      I am doing a rebuild on my VR6 Westfalia (AES block) and have a line on a set on...
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      looked through his threads and couldn't find it?

      looked through his threads and couldn't find it?
    3. I need to replace a burnt piston in my camper...

      I need to replace a burnt piston in my camper with the vr6. I am debating replacing the one bad piston, or replacing them all. Since it is a camper, I am Not needing super power, however I have...
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      VR6 engine removal

      I am going to pull the engine in my 97 camper

      Long story short is the head gasket went, when I pulled the head I found a burnt piston too. So I am either going to replace that piston, or maybe do...
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      UPDATE Piston was easy to remove. The oil...

      UPDATE

      Piston was easy to remove.

      The oil pan was fairly simple. There were a few bolts that were harder to get at (had to remove a small shield by the torque convertor) and the right side axle...
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      Thanks. So is it possible to replace just the...

      Thanks.

      So is it possible to replace just the one piston and install new rings? I am assuming I can remove oil pan and access the connecting rods pretty easily???

      Any special ring compressor or...
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      melted piston?

      I had a leaking head gasket. When I pulled the head to replace we found a piston that looks like maybe it melted?

      The one part of the cylinder has a divot in it and looks melted or something....
    8. Nobody knows this? I am wondering this same thing

      Nobody knows this? I am wondering this same thing
    9. Thanks They do not sell the assembled kit...

      Thanks
      They do not sell the assembled kit everywhere. It is actually hard to find a supplier that has this kit, the head gasket AND the cylinder head bolts so I only have to pay one shipping cost....
    10. Replacing the head gasket- What else should I do while in there. What seals need replacing?

      I am going to replace my head gasket and want to order all the parts (my brother in law is a mechanic :)

      Besides the head gasket and replacing the cylinder head bolts. What other gaskets do I need...
    11. VR6 Engine problem, I am thinking head gasket???

      So driving my VR6 Eurovan today, all going well when all the sudden a sudden lack of power, and a huge cloud of white smoke behind me. I put it in neutral coaster to a stop I also noticed my temp...
    12. reviving an old thread. I had the exact same...

      reviving an old thread.

      I had the exact same thin happen to me. Only thing that is weird is when I look down into the spark plug "hole" It looks like something is still threaded into the hole? Its...
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      I am pretty sure the leak is coming from the...

      I am pretty sure the leak is coming from the crack pipe or tubes going to it. I am going to buy the kit and replace all those components.
    14. perfect Does anyone know the part number for...

      perfect

      Does anyone know the part number for the "crack pipe" also what else should I replace while I am in there?
    15. Coolant leak - leaking at the oil filter housing

      OK weird issue

      I have a coolant leak. I had lost 1.5- 2 litres in the past few weeks. I finally got around to locating a leak. Only drip I can find is at the oil filter housing where the cap...
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      Coolant leak- oil filter housing

      I have a 97 Eurovan Camper.

      I am losing coolant- 1.5-2 litres in a few weeks.

      I cleaned the engine area and only place I could see any leak was a drip at the bottom of the oil filter housing.
      ...
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      Re: Head is off- Check for bent valves? (TURBOD16V)

      So cams and lifters are out. All he valves on the exhaust side are open and the intake look closed. I have not one as far as the putting liquid in the bowls yet because by your descriptions the...
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      Head is off- Check for bent valves?

      Timing belt slipped and half the teeth on the belt are gone. I have the head off, how can I check for bent valves? They "look" ok but I know that doesn't mean they are good.<p>Thanks
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      Re: (mistercheeks)

      Thanks its not that they are too tight. I just can't figure out a way to access the darn things. Is it easier from the bottom? I have swivel sockets and extensions I just can't seem to get at the...
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      Re: (mistercheeks)

      It is my sister in laws car, timing belt went on it. It did not snap, but about 1/3 of the belt the "teeth" are sheared off so it just spun.<p>I am going to take the head off, to inspect the valves...
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