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Author Topic: Head Gasket or ?  (Read 24663 times)

Offline Mirez

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Re: Head Gasket or ?
« Reply #50 on: September 23, 2015, 08:00:29 PM »
The wiper linkage one is used exclusively by the aux heater in the rear, the air temp display is only handled by the one on the front crash bar :)

Great work Gary, I can't say I would have wanted to take that on at home without the aid of some serious kit and to do it quickly with only a few small issues is impressive.  cheers
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Re: Head Gasket or ?
« Reply #51 on: September 23, 2015, 10:06:51 PM »
Thanks Mark

The only real difficulties if you discount the losing of air con Gas ( I didn't have any) were the sheer weight of the engine/gearbox.  Once the front of the car was off it was just a question of undoing and noting all the pipes and wires.  I made a wooden platform to rest the complete unit on which made re installation a doddle.   Everything is now working and working well so I am happy.

Thanks for all the assistance - it really is appreciated.   The help this site gives is invaluable.

Gary ( BJ) :D ;D
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Offline insanitybeard

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Re: Head Gasket or ?
« Reply #52 on: September 23, 2015, 10:29:47 PM »
Result! Have you changed the engine oil & filter for peace of mind?

EDIT- if you changed the sumps over for the level sensor then you'll have refilled with fresh oil so disregard this post!  :-[
« Last Edit: September 23, 2015, 10:34:49 PM by insanitybeard »
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Re: Head Gasket or ?
« Reply #53 on: September 24, 2015, 06:04:26 PM »
I used a silicon sealant for the sump and yes new oil & filter. I also replaced the timing belt and tensioner - so all you should be well for a while.

Can anyone point out where the engine number is as I suppose I ought to tell the DVLA!!
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Re: Head Gasket or ?
« Reply #54 on: September 25, 2015, 12:31:14 PM »
An old Ford databook I have says it should be stamped on the block above the bell housing:

3942-0
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Re: Head Gasket or ?
« Reply #55 on: September 25, 2015, 02:17:23 PM »
Thanks for that Paul

The old engine is easy I just look at the log book but the new one that's a different proposition as it isn't easy to see there at all!!
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Re: Head Gasket or ?
« Reply #56 on: September 25, 2015, 02:35:09 PM »
Would have been easy before you put the engine in!  :D

Yeah, especially with the coolant pipe branch obscuring it from above and the general lack of space it's gonna be a case of struggling with a torch and mirror. Mind you, if it's that hard to see then the plod or vehicle inspectorate aren't likely to bother either!
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Re: Head Gasket or ?
« Reply #57 on: September 25, 2015, 05:25:14 PM »
Would have been easy before you put the engine in!  :D

Paul, I would prepare your face for a slap! :)
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Re: Head Gasket or ?
« Reply #58 on: September 25, 2015, 06:10:51 PM »
Paul, I would prepare your face for a slap! :)

Indeed, metaphorically speaking..... otherwise he'll have to drive 80 miles first!  :P
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Re: Head Gasket or ?
« Reply #59 on: September 26, 2015, 08:42:43 AM »


No fool like an old fool I believe is the correct expression ???
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Re: Head Gasket or ?
« Reply #60 on: October 18, 2015, 07:12:49 PM »
Engine timing

When I put the new tensioner and belt on I used the marks to set the timing. I think everything is OK but how do I check that the timing is spot on? I would use a timing light on a petrol but have no idea how to do this on a diesel if it needs doing at all.

Can anyone enlighten me?
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Re: Head Gasket or ?
« Reply #61 on: October 18, 2015, 08:07:47 PM »
The PD is quite open with regards to exact timing, the ecu can cater for quite a wide discrepancy (in the context of timing, it won't handle a tooth out etc). You can use VCDS to check out the exact timing: Engine > Measuring Blocks > Block 4 > Torsion Value (Cell 4). Its a good guide as generally you want it as close to 0 as possible but the ECU might already be attempting to correct so don't take it as gospel.
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With cream leather interior, Full Bodykit, Remapped at 145bhp, Lowered on 18's
14 VW Tiguan 2.0 TDI 177 AWD R-Line in Deep Black Pearl
With panoramic sunroof, bi-xenon headlights remapped at 205bhp.
08 Ford Transit 2.2 TDI 115 in Frozen White
With retrofitted everything except another slidey door! :)

VCDS HEX/CAN - Scans/Coding done in Wiltshire in exchange for winegums! :)

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Re: Head Gasket or ?
« Reply #62 on: October 19, 2015, 11:09:51 AM »
Thanks

I'll give that a try sometime soon!!
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Re: Head Gasket or ?
« Reply #63 on: October 19, 2015, 03:01:38 PM »
I have another question:

My remote key seems to work intermittently, I have replaced the batteries - the lights always work when pressing either button but sometimes it feels like there is no communication with the receiving end.  Is this likely to be the key unit or is it possible that there is a problem elsewhere?

Any advice gratefully received.

BJ
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Re: Head Gasket or ?
« Reply #64 on: October 19, 2015, 10:58:57 PM »
do you have another remote to test?
it might be a dry solder on the pcb?
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Re: Head Gasket or ?
« Reply #65 on: October 21, 2015, 11:19:04 AM »
Thanks Gregers

I don't think it's a solder issue - but I will look at that. I think this is a fairly common issue - I just don't know what the answer is!!
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