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RE: [T3] Cylinder Head

Why did you take it to the first mechanic?  Was it because you noticed the
sudden loss of performance?  I just want to get the facts straight.

>From what you've given so far, I would recommend you go to the second VW
mechanic and stay far away from the first one -- rebuild an engine just
based upon a loose cylinder head, c'mon!  VWs are much hardier than that!!

   Toby Erkson
   air_cooled_nut@pobox.com  <-- Please use this address for email
   '72 VW Squareback 1.6L bored and stroked to 2.0L, Berg five-speed
   '95 VW Jetta III GL 2.0L, P-Chipped, Jamex sport suspension
   Portland, Oregon, http://www.pobox.com/~toby_erkson/

>-----Original Message-----
>    A week ago, I brought my car to a local Volkswagen shop to have a
>mechanic to take a look at my engine. The mechanic observed 
>the motor and
>shared this a bad news to me. He told me that the left side of 
>the engine is
>separated from the head and the cylinder. I would say a bit 
>fine line is
>separated that caused "air leak". I asked him if this could beS5red. He
>suggested rebuilding the engine. I also did asked him if I 
>could tighten
>bolts on the head to the cylinder and he advised me not to do 
>that otherwise
>the cylinder would not set properly. Another local experienced 
>engine rebuilter encouraged me to torque the cylinder head. I 
>am at lost. I
>would like to hear your advises if I should go ahead torque 
>the nuts. I have
>1973 Squareback w/ automatic tranny with dual carbs.

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