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1.8t Rebuild

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by nightroamer, Sep 21, 2012.

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    [Sep 21, 2012]
    Hi Guys

    I have head a quick search but to no avail, has anyone ever written a guide to rebuilding a 1.8t??

    Finally have an AGU but want to strip it and give it a check over before use as its at circa 90K.

    Normally i would have used a Haynes but i know the recent ones don't cover engine rebuilds.

    Does anyone know if the A3/Golf manuals do? If not any other guides?

    Thanks
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    My A3 haynes manual has all the OEM torque settings etc in... just don't use the rod settings if fitting forged rods...

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    Thanks, yea i have watched those a few times.

    I just have lots of silly questions and do not want to waste peoples time always asking.

    Like how do i lock the engine to remove the flywheel, What order do i remove components to strip the head off etc..
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    I found elsa was worth it's weight in gold when I rebuilt mine ;)
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    Ah yes I must source elsa my old pc died along with all my useful software.
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    Wheres the best place to buy elsa?
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    Only available to VW Dealers. All eBay copies etc are illegal backups.

    That said eBay ones are usually ok.
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    Elsa gives you all the details you need. It's basically the idiots guide that the VAG mechs use. Gives you step by step instructions, diagrams, and torque settings.
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    Excellent just what I news then :rolleyes:

    Anybody able help me via PM with a copy? If not i'll get on eBay I think.
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