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    another rebuild disaster? sharp PANGing sound coming from head

    hahaa :) well, my skill set also seems to include some severe screw ups. such a shame though... after some minor kinks and quirks, it was running fantastic, tons of power. then the i-shaft snapped... either some sort of collateral damage i couldn't see without taking block apart, or something...
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    another rebuild disaster? sharp PANGing sound coming from head

    oh, since the only next step i could think of was pull the head, and i was resigned to not being able to fix the problem now. i took the intake manifold off - and looked inside at the valves with a mirror and flashlight. 3 and 4 looked normal, i think. #2 looked like it had some gray...
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    another rebuild disaster? sharp PANGing sound coming from head

    well, not that anyone is listening, but might as well document this. swapped injection pump with a super clean low miles one i had scored a while back. i had high hopes on this.. but alas, no difference, still the loud clack/click/ticking sound. took another look at the intermediate shaft, and...
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    AHU will not start

    i believe if 109 is bad (ecu not getting power), you won't see the CEL and glow plug indicator lights turn on when you turn the key. if they do, 109 should be good. check for 12v on fuel shutoff solenoid. i found that in my 98 tdi, if you disconnect and then reconnect battery, it gives 12v to...
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    another rebuild disaster? sharp PANGing sound coming from head

    so the other day, continuing to believe what's wrong must be related to my i-shaft breaking and loss of oil, i tried a set of new lifters. fire it up, still klacking. the new lifters i got, i could compress partially by hand and see oil squirt out the side-hole. my "old" lifters, even after...
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    To Gamble or Not to Gamble on Wheel Bearing Remaining Life

    i probably wouldn't bother, unless the spindle/wheel bearing housing is horribly rusty and looks like complete garbage. unless you're driving it a ton, it could easily last another 5 yrs. like oil hammer said, you could put new ones in, hit a pothole, or make a user error, or get a crappy new...
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    another rebuild disaster? sharp PANGing sound coming from head

    well i'm now starting to think it's nothing very serious internal to the head (except lifters?) or block. after not finding anything odd with the cam out, no broken valve springs or anything strange looking, i put it back together. started up no problem, no smoke, engine sounds smooth except for...
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    another rebuild disaster? sharp PANGing sound coming from head

    machined, now broken i-shaft, can see it spun the bearing too - i assume that happened after the break: my new i-shaft i made on homemade lathe - i took it down to just under 24mm at the beginning, and had to "machine" off some of the gear, rods #1 and #4 would hit the stock shaft: head...
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    another rebuild disaster? sharp PANGing sound coming from head

    the video doesn't do it justice, just like all the other videos i've watched of similar isssues. not nearly as pronounced as if you were actually here, but maybe it gives some clues... it's bad enough i don't think it should be driven until i figure out why.
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    another rebuild disaster? sharp PANGing sound coming from head

    i'll also try and post some pics, but right now the only thing i can think of is the tiny little couple nicks i saw at the bottom of rod #4 could have caused some sort of severe damage that i could not feel. but since everything rotated so nicely and no other carnage i could find, i thought i...
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    another rebuild disaster? sharp PANGing sound coming from head

    i was going to post a more detailed thread involving this, but currently just trying to figure out this issue and get some ideas before i pull the pan off again or take the head off. my ahu, that previously skipped a timing belt, i rebuilt with forged rods, asv pistons, machined i-shaft, new...
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    ///// Making the Air Conditioning more economical /////

    well i do think this is kind of another silly thread, however... when i recently rebuilt my mk3 and installed AC from scratch, i did do something that i think would make it more efficient - the coolant fans only operate when the car is moving <40mph. this is adjustable by a VSS controlled...
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