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New car with diesel engine in bits. You should be so lucky :icon-biggrin:. I've just had to pt/ex my 3 1/2 year old golf with 19,000 miles on the clock. Normally it would not start, then idle rough if it did, then act as though nothing was wrong. Dealer witnessed the whole lot and they could not mend it so gave me full pt/ex value. No fault codes........car won't start ..........WTF.
 

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Oh, and while I'm in the mood mr captainmoron or whatever username you're hiding behind on this forum, just for the record
 

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They couldn't fix it then?!!
We have a bit of an issue with our 4 pot diesel timing chains!!!
 

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We have a bit of an issue with our 4 pot diesel timing chains!!!
Didn't some bright spark put the chain at the back of the engine, as it'll never need to be touched during the life of the engine? A guy at work spent a load of money getting his fixed. One of the reasons I didn't buy one when I was looking for a daily last year.
 

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Didn't some bright spark put the chain at the back of the engine, as it'll never need to be touched during the life of the engine? A guy at work spent a load of money getting his fixed. One of the reasons I didn't buy one when I was looking for a daily last year.


Tbh it's a great little engine but yeah timing gear at the back. Seen some high milers that are spot on. The last 2 I've done over last 2 weeks had less then 20k on them !!!!

I've ordered one for the wife tbh
 

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Mine was the MK 6 Golf with the 1.4 diesel. Comes to something when the main dealer can't mend it and 2 independant and good VW specialists told me they did not want to get involved when I described the symptom.
 
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Mine was the MK 6 Golf with the 1.4 diesel. Comes to something when the main dealer can't mend it and 2 independant and good VW specialists told me they did not want to get involved when I described the symptom.

Thats never a good sign!! I hate to be defeated so would take something like that as a challenge!!
 

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IF there had been ANY sort of problem, with so many engines around...there would have been a modified gasket around long ago.
They did after all modify the 3.0 ltr head castings after so many cracked.
 

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Guess Captain Prolapse has said his piece and buggered off. By the way, my dad invented the windmill and was a pioneer in the use of pixie fart powered induction transmitters. So there!
 

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Yes the gasket is the clue. You cannot modify a gasket, you have to bore out the waterways as well. That's unless they made the gaskets with the holes too small but that would have been described by the author and have been rather obvious at Toyota.

Frank
 

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How many aircraft engineers work on internal combustion engines? Probably just as well they don't, the reason the head gasket holes are a smaller outlet area than the water pump is very simple, it means the cylinder block water jacket is under pressure, pressure ADDITIONAL to the cap pressure.....
(15psi cap + 10psi back pressure = 25psi block pressure)
This is to prevent localised boiling at the top of the block where its hottest AND funnily enough prevent cavitation.......
Not even working for NASA gets a free pass, this is why they have to have everything triple signed on aircraft, too many know it alls.
(Design FLAW, FLAW it's FLAW.., I'm dyscalculic, I'm allowed to point that out.....)
 

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It's like the loose collet pictures. That CANNOT happen. I've never seen or heard of collets coming out in 50 years of working on engines, and they are pretty well all the same design. I do know, however, how to remove them without having to take the cylinder hear off. So all you have to do is spend 2 hours on a LC engine and take a few pics.

Frank
 
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