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Bought a 1996 jetta 2.0 back in november of 2010 .. it had 170 , 000 miles on it and it drove great and shifted like butter ... As soon as i got it i started taking it apart, but im on a budget considering i just turned 19 a couple days ago :beer: Im was planning on a vr swap but cant at the moment so im trying to get as much power out of this 2.slow as i can and fix up the interior and body work and repaint it.. The greatest thing of all is that , ALL my interior was spray painted for me... how nice of the guy ! :facepalm: Here are some pics, ENJOY.






















Pulled the old valves out at work along with all the seals.





Theres a lot of work ahead of me on this project ..
so far I have ordered:
-Brand new oem spec intake valves.
-highflow stainless exhaust valves from TT oem specs.
-new light weight lifters
-brand new keepers
-HD Intake Valve Stem Seals
-HD Exhaust Valve Stem Seals
-New pistons rings
-oem spec rod bearings
-Titanium valve spring retainer..
I had my dual valve springs and TT268 cam coming but because of personal issues i had to cancel the order.. Ordering the springs here soon so ill get the head put together but made my decision to go ahead and order a TT276* cam for it..

I need a lot of little stuff around the car, like new master cylinder, e brake cable, axle seals, New gasket set when i put everything back together without a doubt, DOOR PANELS :banghead: along with anything else i couldnt save that was plastic in the car.. More pics coming here soon, along with the auto to tranny swap me and vwhead757 did on a SLANTED street through the night on his mk4 1.8t .. Heres a little taste of it




My OH SO AMAZING clutch aligning tool




Keep an eye out for vwhead757 build thread on the MK4 sections, Hes got big plans for it and it will definantly be a fun build along side with mine!
 

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Props for being the same age as me and knowing how to do all of this by yourself:thumbup:

Ill be keeping an eye on this thread:thumbup:
Thanks man, been doing it for a while now and actually work at a dealership, too bad it's Chrysler jeep and dodge and not vw but I still enjoy it.. I'll make sure to keep you updated with everything:thumbup:
 

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Thanks for positive comments, blue interior was horrible but i payed 600 bucks for the car, so who wouldnt take it as is for a little project .. everything else seems surprisingly good with the car.

Next step is getting my flexhone from the snap on truck when i get to work next week and clean up my walls , and hopefully my pistons rings and rod bearings will be in mid way through next week so i can put my oil pan back on .. getting surface rust on the walls and its bothering me pretty bad, i just want to get that done with so i dont have to stress about bottom end anymore really. :thumbup:

hope to get it running strong before waterfest this year.
 

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Pull the block and get it honed. Jagaloon.
I would love to, just cant at the moment .. maybe later when i start making some actual money I will .. Just got the old rings off , gonna clean up the pistons , try to get as much carbon off as possible . thanks for support , its coming along well so far :thumbup:

dual valve springs and tt276* coming asap also

And I cant say just yet when im doing it , possibly sunday .. I ll text you and let you know
 

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Honing is very cheap. You'll need crank bearings and crank bolts though.
yeah, im sure it is cheap but a set of pistons and rods along with apr rod bolts would be close to 1,600 to 1,800 bucks..

i got new rod bearings
 

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Horrible horrible HORRIBLE news today :thumbdown: So its friday and I get to work , seems pretty busy (thursday I removed the rings) and later on in the afternoon it slows down.. So, why not clean the grooves and put the new rings on, and clean as much carbon off as possible for now until I get home. Grab a stool, sit next to my box and I begin.. Not to mention i havent really opened up the boxes at all to really look closely at everything.

Nice and clean grooves for the new rings. Check



Piston 1, Check ! Dosent look to bad, cleaning more of the carbon off at home



Okay, on to the second piston. Wait a second :mad: A differant set of rings, differant style!!!!!!!!



3 out of the 4 in the box were a differant material, the fourth one was crome of color and had a two piece oil ring (which is what came off the factory pistons) The rings arent differant sizes except why put it together when I want it done RIGHT! plus the oil ring on the three where differant.



Okay okay okay, people make mistakes... now lets look at the rod bearings, theres NO way they can be the wrong size.



Maybe this will explain why the rod bearings wont work either.




All in all, i was very pissed off leaving work today... I was going to get it all put together this weekend but now I cant... have to ship it out and then wait for it to come to me . Wish me luck :banghead:
 

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Yes you are dead in the water. I like the three piece oil ring I think it does a better job , so call them and work it out. Now for the barrings check the back side it should have STD or .010 if neither write down what ever is on the back and call them to make sure you have what you asked for.
What ever you do plastic-gage the rod's.
To keep the rust down CRC makes ENGINE-STORE it's a spray and it will protect your [email protected]#t until you get it together.
and also, they say STD on the back side of them but they arent .. unless im a dumbass , but i tried the fitment on the piston and it seems to tight and to the point where oil wont even be able to build a film between the bearing and the rod.
 

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nice dude.. 2.0 ready for boost.. good work keep it up
thanks buddy, Easy motor to tear down .. if i ever decide to do that low compression pistons is what ill be looking at with new rods internals wise so im not stressing to hard about it for now. Dont wanna throw a turbo on this setup just yet, kinda disappointed i cant bore it out any due to my $$ issues and school.. We shall see how everything comes along, if i ever change my mind , like i said It can be torn down in no time so maybe bigger plans in the future :D
 

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Update: called mjm autohaus and sent them an email with pics of the mistake, she forwarded the messege onto the warehouse manager so now I'm just waiting on a phone call from him. It'll be some time before I send out the old ones and get the right ones in mail.
 

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Decided to attempt at my first honing experience, I tried so hard to get the crosshatch marks as good as i possibly could, hopefully I did alright causing no issues when I put it back together. It looked like i was fu**ing my fender because I was moving up and down so fast :laugh:






Advice is needed !!!!!!!!
 

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I did not expect it to be like this judging by the first few photos :laugh:

Good job, keep up the work on it and don't forget to update your page...
:D heard that a lot up here .. trying to the most i can within my budget !! Its a pretty fun build so far, just kinda frustrating with the parts delays but I will live ..


and joey , im in the hampton roads area. Newport news to be exact.
 
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