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Hey all,

I bought a 2008 MK5 Golf GT 1.4 TSI from an auction and found out when it got delivered that the engine has some issues, so i decided i'd rebuild the engine and see where i'd get with it.

Parts have already started arriving and i'm going to spend this weekend taking it apart and see how far i can get.











I'll update this as i go along.

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Realised that i hadn't posted any pictures of my car, so here goes










Started the tear down today, didn't manage to do much as i've got a rounded bolt on the heatshield covering the turbo. So i decided to move on to other things, managed to get a few other bits and pieces undone.

One question though, do these cars come with a straight pipe from the cat to the back box?

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Managed to get a few more bite done yesterday, after spending hours fishing with the heat shield trying to get that rusted ounces bolt off.

Finally got frustrated and resulted to brute force and praying I don’t do any damage to the turbo, and it finally gave way.

Todays plan is to get the head off and finally see what the damage is.

Pics to come.


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Yeah I know mate, but I keep wondering how the crankshaft pulley bolt wasn’t tightened enough for it to slack and jump timing enough to Mack the pistons and valves together.

The timing belt and water pump was done at a VW garage, got the service book to prove it, just over 2000 miles ago, can’t remember the exact date now, have to look in the book

Apart from the engine woes, it is good to have a one owner from new car with full VW service history. The car hasn’t been molested in anyway.


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oww yeah i know the good feeling that gives... but i rather run around in an old car... cheap to buy and run.. i modify everything so it'll be a waste of money otherwise... But i used to buy cars that where max 3 owners cars... but when i started modifying cars i decided against it as i'd spend the same amount of money doing the same to a more expensive car and not adding any value because it's modified but when it's an older car you actually add value.
 

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oww and about you wondering they probably didn't torque it up or forrgot to use a tread-locking compound FYI i'd use that regardless of the need for it or not especially since you've found them loose. I just hope for your sake its just bend valves and decent enough pistons that just need a quick polish but in most cases once they are pushed together it's the end of the line for most of those parts and they'll need replacing.

and if i was in your shoes i would literally call the dealer that actually did the timing belt and ask them to give you a proper discount on the oem parts because they F-up royally replacing the timing parts.
 

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oww and about you wondering they probably didn't torque it up or forrgot to use a tread-locking compound FYI i'd use that regardless of the need for it or not especially since you've found them loose. I just hope for your sack its just bend valves and decent enough pistons that just need a quick polish but in most cases once they are pushed together it's the end of the line for most of those parts and they'll need replacing.

and if i was in your shoes i would literally call the dealer that actually did the timing belt and ask them to give you a proper discount on the oem parts because they F-up royally replacing the timing parts.
I was actually thinking of calling and asking for the report in the repair. Just wanted to know the history of the car, I suspect that the previous owner got compensated and then chopped the car at Copart.


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oww and about you wondering they probably didn't torque it up or forrgot to use a tread-locking compound FYI i'd use that regardless of the need for it or not especially since you've found them loose. I just hope for your sack its just bend valves and decent enough pistons that just need a quick polish but in most cases once they are pushed together it's the end of the line for most of those parts and they'll need replacing.

and if i was in your shoes i would literally call the dealer that actually did the timing belt and ask them to give you a proper discount on the oem parts because they F-up royally replacing the timing parts.
With regards locking compound, I always use it as I have this fear of bolts coming loose, especially something like the crankshaft bolt


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Sorry it’s been quiet here, work hasn’t been easy.

Anyway started today and managed to get the cam cover off


Want to upload a video, how do I link a video from Photobucket?


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Taken the head off









Going to start taking the head apart and cleaning and grinding the new valves in.

Going to have a goo look at the pistons, don’t look as bad as I first thought.

What are your thoughts?


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You might get away with it, but to be honest I would replace them as you don't want to have to do it again because they aren't up to scratch. The valves though will need replacing as I am sure the stems are bend.
 
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