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syncro with golf engine...heavy trouble
05-29-2016, 06:30 PM
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syncro with golf engine...heavy trouble
Hi guys! I bought an apparently nice syncro with a golf engine. The owner didnt know much about the car and not exactly what engine it has. its a golf...i know. the timing belt is a 1600 i changed it. now the trouble starts...2nd cylinder is done....piston is broken. i took the head off today. used 4l of oil to go from cape town to durban. now i tried to remove the engine because the allan key sump bolts are all stripped...but i cant get the engine out. 4 bolts to the gearbox. got 4-5mm space between gearbox and engine but cant pull it off. did i forget something?

any hints appreciated, i go on another 20.000km trip in a weeks time, so i need to get this right. Cool

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05-29-2016, 07:02 PM
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RE: syncro with golf engine...heavy trouble
Ship it to Us, we canfit a 2.0I golf motor for you, that will be 100% right,

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05-30-2016, 11:50 AM
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RE: syncro with golf engine...heavy trouble
(05-29-2016 07:02 PM)syncromad Wrote:  Ship it to Us, we canfit a 2.0I golf motor for you, that will be 100% right,

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Something that occurred to me in the past month or so that I've been having trouble with my bus... why does the stuff not happen to the seller a month before I bought the bus, why does it start happening a month after I bought the bus.
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05-30-2016, 12:11 PM (This post was last modified: 05-30-2016 12:13 PM by syncromad.)
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RE: syncro with golf engine...heavy trouble
Probably was happening, seller just did not say anything, have it often here EG prop out to save fuel, fit prop anf the diff sounds like a mincer eating steel

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05-30-2016, 01:35 PM
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Well...shipping it? We got the pistons out now, tried to get new ones...well, those are Audi ones. now we need to buy a set of 5. Get new conrod bearings, and all that crap.

Car is in Durban now so Pretoria is far. How much for the conversion?

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06-02-2016, 09:00 PM
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RE: syncro with golf engine...heavy trouble
Hows it going with the motor has it got a 2lt golf in or 5 cylinder audi
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06-03-2016, 07:15 AM
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RE: syncro with golf engine...heavy trouble
it is a 2.0i golf remtec motor, 1.8 short block, 2.0i crank and 2.6i pistons, they were custom built as a 2.1 replacement for VW by remtec,

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06-07-2016, 03:45 PM
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Rene' did you manage to get sorted out? Keep us posted on your trip!

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07-26-2016, 08:25 PM
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RE: syncro with golf engine...heavy trouble
Right...engine has been running for over 10.000km now, nothing worrying, we went through moz, had some shootout in the convoy, got as far as Dar Es Salaam, then went to Zambia...last adventure was the Liuwa Plains NP with lots of deep sand, and because of our trailer lots of digging and hi lifting...but made it.

today i checked the engine before heading into Sioma Ngwezi 2mro...and found a half eaten timing belt. i had retightened it in Lusaka, probably the pulley is a bit out of alignment...i am now looking for a new timing belt in zambia...any other makes with 121 teeth i can use?

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07-27-2016, 12:50 PM
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RE: syncro with golf engine...heavy trouble
I'm not at home at the moment to check but I seem to remember on my spare the label said Audi A3 and Golf 3. Maybe you can try that.

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