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Old April 26th, 2007, 19:53   #1
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HERE ARE SOME TEASER PICS OF A HEAD IN REPAIR:
AND, In spite of some naysayers, we still build cylinder heads, better than new.
NEW SERVICES OFFERED!
OUR OWN PRECISION MADE H-BEAM CONNECTING RODS!
PISTON/ROD BALANCING
PORTING AND POLISHING OF CYLINDER HEADS
UPGRADE CAMS FOR ALH, AHU AND PD ENGINES...ENGINE REASSEMBLY PARTS AVAILABLE AT VERY COMPETITIVE PRICING!
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QUALITY SHORTBLOCK AND LONGBLOCK REBUILDS! WE ARE MAKING THE 81MM, 2.0 LITER ALH BLOCK!
COMPREHENSIVE ENGINE REPAIR IN MY SHOP
INJECTOR PUMP SERVICE
AND RECONDITIONING CYLINDER HEADS, NOW FOR ALMOST 14 YEARS!

The finished product:


And what it looked like when I started:





Now, here is the same head that is welded up, ready to have the face cut, valve seats cut and the hard-face valve seats installed. Warp was minimal, with a deflection of less than .002" still, the cam will be line bored.




Pit check... first milling


Cutting the seats. The center one is done. Right is not touched yet.


All seats are cut... and only one more step...lap the valves in.

Please understand the reason we performed this service. We were told,"..You can't fix this one...". We only repaired this head to prove a point. We not only fixed it, but that head is still running on an engine block to this day.

The actual cost of the labor would make this type of repair unfeasible, as the cost of a replacement head is less than the cost of the repairs. This cylinder head work was an answer to a dare.

I have a stock and supply of OEM reconditioned cylinder heads for sale I currently have 1Z (AHU) and ALH cylinder heads on hand. Outright purchase is $795, which includes new lifters and camshaft. Average exchange price considering your core is $600-$650

I also have available for those who want to 'shop it all, one stop', I can supply all the replacement parts and pieces to reassemble you cylinder head back onto your engine and I do it at very competitive prices. This includes parts that can break or end up missing down to nuts bolts and screws, etc. Not sure what you need? Ask...

The parts that you will need to reassemble you cylinder head:

1. Head Gasket (designate 1,2 of 3 hole gasket)
2. Head Gasket Kit (intake, exhaust, injector seals, down pipe gasket, manifold nuts)
3. New Head bolts.
4. Timing belt kit
5. Power steering and G-12 antifreeze
6. Vacuum pump seal
7. Turbo line crush washers
8. Lots of free advice and help

For those who have had broken valves, and damage was isolated to the piston and head, I can offer new or reused replacement pistons, rods, wrist pins and individual ring sets or complete sets of pistons/rings.


All cylinder heads are inspected, cleaned and repaired. All are complete with the following:

1.new INA hydraulic lifters.
2.new FEB/Bilstein scintered bronze valve guides and Viton seals,
3.three-face cut valve seats and lap finished,
3.OEM valves,
4.keepers, valve spring seats and springs
5.Camshaft and camshaft caps. Caps are line bored when necessary.
6.Resurfacing of the head gasket mating surface to a 6 RA finish. (Roughness average... glass is 4 RA)

Head comes plastic wrapped for protection. All rebuilt heads carry a one-year, unlimited miles warranty for parts and workmanship.

If you have particular needs, I build to your specs and requirements. I will also rebuild your cylinder head to your specs.

I buy core cylinder heads in any condition and for any TDI, TD or NA style diesel head, exchange or without exchange. Value is according to amount of damage and repairability. I pay for the cost of return shipping charges.

To receive estimate of core value, send a description of the following:
1. any damage to the hydraulic lifters.
2. camshaft,
3. damaged lifter bores
4. camshaft journal cap damage.
5. damaged valves, if known,
6. mating surface damage and
7. valve seat damage.

Pictures are sometimes helpful. If you have pictures, send to:

frankstdis@sbcglobal.net

Questions? Call: 417-232-4634

Frank

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Old April 30th, 2007, 09:38   #2
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You could hear a pin drop..
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Old May 2nd, 2007, 05:56   #3
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Hey Frank I have a question for you. When you resuface these heads do the valve seats need to be redone at the same time.
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Old May 2nd, 2007, 09:36   #4
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Krout,

That is a more complicated question than you may think. The simple answer is "YES"

Valve seat cutting and lapping are the last two steps before reassembly.

If you are resurfacing a head, I ALWAYS do a valve job. It's just part of the job.

It might only be .002" I take off, but that changes the valve projection height.
The projection of the valves I set as close as I can to .5 mm. It depends on how many miles and what kind of miles on the head,but if you resurface the head and don't do a valve job, the following problems are very likely...

1) poor valve seal
2) questionable valve projection.
3) no concentricity of valve to seat
4) premature guide failure
and...
5) you'll be telling me that I make a crappy head and asking for a refund.

Doing an overhead cam engine is like putting a puzzle together. It has to be done in the right order and you have to do it all, start to finish.

If you replace a guide, and despite some people's opinions,TDI's EAT guides... you have to do the seats. In my opinion, if you remove the head, you should touchup the seats.

The other concern with valve to seat contact is a matter of heat. That is how heat is transferred from the valve; through the seat. If the contact is uneven, the valve and/ or the seat will heat unevenly. That will force the valve off center and wear out the guide and cause valve burning, if the heating is severe enough.

The question of why I do a resurface at all... I don't want anyone saying it was my cylinder head's finish that was the cause of their gasket failure.

When you remove a head, there will be dents in it from the metal of the head gasket crushing into the cylinder head material. I feel it is best to remove that deformation in order to get a factory-fresh mating surface. After all, you can remove over .020" and still have a good operating head. I usually take off about .002-.004"

What about the guides I say wear out.. First the Bentley book is WRONG. They say that the guides are worn out at .051". Stack up 25 sheets of copy paper. That is the wobble they say is OK... NO WAY! Uneven seating of valve to seat causes the seats and valves to wear unevenly. They drop into place with a sliding, scraping motion. That wears out your seats and valves...not good.

Thanks for asking. Sorry if I'm too detailed. I've got a head I'm assembling now. I'll take pictures to demonstrate the important factors.

Frank
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Old May 2nd, 2007, 10:39   #5
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Thanks Frank you make it very aparent you do know your stuff.

Detailed is a good thing keep it up.
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Old May 2nd, 2007, 16:07   #6
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I have one of Franks heads and I will have another whenI need it. You don't have to worry about it being right. The days of some that say a TDI head can't be rebuilt are over.

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Old May 3rd, 2007, 06:45   #7
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Thank you, Greg.(Landuyt) That's a high compliment.

But actually, there are limits. If you can see all four sides without having to rotate it, they generally aren't rebuildable.

I am looking for more AHU (1Z) heads at the moment. Doesn't anyone have one laying around 'out back'?

I'll offer a competitive price for cores, with or without exchange.

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Old May 3rd, 2007, 08:03   #8
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I have one my customer might want to sell. He had overheated the engine and colapsed the rings and melted the side of one of the pistons. How much do you pay with shipping and I will let him know.

The head has no visble damage at all but you will want to check for cracks he got it real hot. Never poped the head gasket.
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Old May 3rd, 2007, 08:29   #9
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I installed one of Frank's heads recently. In fact, I'm convinced that it was a head I had previously pulled off another car. The differences pre/post rebuild were amazing.

Just to show you my confidence in his abilities, my spare 1Z head is on the way to be massaged back to optimal health. That will be followed by an ALH head.
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Old May 3rd, 2007, 08:41   #10
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I have one my customer might want to sell. He had overheated the engine and colapsed the rings and melted the side of one of the pistons. How much do you pay with shipping and I will let him know.

The head has no visble damage at all but you will want to check for cracks he got it real hot. Never poped the head gasket.
Krout, I've seen few heated that badly... I would pay to ship to me. When I look at it and figure what needs done (probably EVERYTHING!), I'd offer a core, but if it's cracked badly or otherwise ruined beyond repair, I still give a consolation price... scrap metal. Sometimes I can use the springseats and keeper.. a few valves out of it.

If they want to send pics, I can look, but can't make any promises from pictures. If he doesn't like the offer, I can ship it back, my expense.

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Old May 3rd, 2007, 08:58   #11
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cool frank I'll let him know. He heated bad enough only one cylinder had compresion 40psi the other 3 had 0.
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[quote=paramedick]I installed one of Frank's heads recently. In fact, I'm convinced that it was a head I had previously pulled off another car. The differences pre/post rebuild were amazing.

Just to show you my confidence in his abilities, my spare 1Z head is on the way to be massaged back to optimal health. That will be followed by an ALH head.[/quote

Thank you, Bruce.
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The same statements use to be made about the 1.6 VW Diesel Heads... can't be rebuilt. That was proven to be a bunch of bull!

So, I would trust one of Frank's heads!

My two cents worth!
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Old May 4th, 2007, 07:49   #14
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The same statements use to be made about the 1.6 VW Diesel Heads... can't be rebuilt. That was proven to be a bunch of bull!

So, I would trust one of Frank's heads!

My two cents worth!
The 1.5's and 1.6's are tedious. Yeah, I can rebuild them, but people don't seem to appreciate the amount of work in those to do a great job.
I'm also looking for some 20v 1.8 heads... yeah, I know... A GASSER! If you know where any are, I'd like to make some core purchase offers for those.

Also I still need some cores for AHU's(1Z). Let me know if you have any. I've got a book of business going and I thank those who want cylinder heads rebuilds, but I do need some cores for 'on the shelf' exchange stuff.
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Frank, I have 98 that I may be getting in with an engine overheat. The owner lost fluid, temp gauge pegged before he pulled off hwy, car shut down at end of exit ramp. He could not restart. He added coolant and he said it ran out onto the ground. He towed to his regular repair shop. They inspected, added fluid, which the car will now hold. His mechanic said the car sounds different (knocking more) than what he can remember. He is suggesting to the owner to bring me or another Tdi (TNTKNC TDICLUB MEMBER here
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