Beat up? It's brand new OEM from Volkswagen. It was still covered in the clear lubrication that it was shipped in making it look "beat".^ I believe he was referring to how beat up that lifter looks. Not sure if it's just a reflection or not but it does look like it was used as a hammer in that picture.
And after you pointed out that it still had the wrapper on it, I can see that now. No harm no foul.Since you pointed it out, yes. The oil did make it appear like it is damaged but they aren't. That's how VW sent them in individual bags lined oil.
No worries bud. All the parts going in and on the motor are going to be purchased new and properly put back together :thumbup:And after you pointed out that it still had the wrapper on it, I can see that now. No harm no foul.
BTW-is there a build thread on your MK4? Great looking car. This is nice too, looking forward to seeing your progress.