Parts are starting to arrive.
They are only a tad lighter than the aba ones
They are the new revision of the tdi lifters and I was worried that they were a bit heavier that the old tdi lifers I had
But I then pulled out one on the stock ones I had kicking around and ......... well still way less
Also got a big pile of gaskets and seals
New valve springs went into the head. After a little reading and talking with Colin at tt. Figured I would replace them just in case. I may have not been using the proper spring for the amount of lift the 288 cam had. Also apparently the high rev springs deteriorate with higher mileage. Better safe than sorry.
The head is back from the head dr. A fresh valve job a real good cleaning new seals and fresh surfaces. Iím glad nothing was to messed up with it.
They are currently working the new block and crank and donít expect any surprises.
Once I get word on the crank I can order up bearings. I still have a few other odds and ends to collect. And a few other parts still en route.