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Old 04-26-2013, 09:21 AM   #241
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Just in time for the weekend. Will be expecting to see your van back on the road by Monday.
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Old 04-26-2013, 12:21 PM   #242
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Had to go buy another engine stand this morning. I think this is my 4th one. I should probably just quit selling them. Also had to move a bunch of stuff around to use the hoist.

Glad I did a little research online this morning about how to mount a VR6 on the engine stand. Apparently with the block mounted to the traditional holes its REALLY easy to crack a water jacket. Using the plate makes like this works great. Hard as hell to spin, so I mounted it at a angle where I will be able to reach the bottom and top of the motor pretty easily.

I will need to change out the valve cover, oil pan and oil pick up tube to make the Jetta long block work in my Eurovan.

Since this is a brand new engine I'm going to install as much brand new stuff on it as reasonably possible. (Waterpump, crack pipe, etc, etc)

Once it is all ready to go in then I can swap the other motor onto the stand and look at rebuilding it.

......and since I had to move my bike out and the weather is nice........this project is on hold until I get back from a ride!!!!

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Old 04-26-2013, 12:43 PM   #243
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Old 04-26-2013, 01:36 PM   #244
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Had to go buy another engine stand this morning. I think this is my 4th one. I should probably just quit selling them.
I have to regularly explain the concept of not selling tools to my wife, so you have my sympathy.

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Glad I did a little research online this morning about how to mount a VR6 on the engine stand. Apparently with the block mounted to the traditional holes its REALLY easy to crack a water jacket. Using the plate makes like this works great. Hard as hell to spin, so I mounted it at a angle where I will be able to reach the bottom and top of the motor pretty easily.
It would never have occurred to me to bolt up an engine sideways. It kinda makes sense, though, in this application.
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Old 04-26-2013, 05:33 PM   #245
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Had to go buy another engine stand this morning. I think this is my 4th one. I should probably just quit selling them. Also had to move a bunch of stuff around to use the hoist.

Glad I did a little research online this morning about how to mount a VR6 on the engine stand. Apparently with the block mounted to the traditional holes its REALLY easy to crack a water jacket. Using the plate makes like this works great. Hard as hell to spin, so I mounted it at a angle where I will be able to reach the bottom and top of the motor pretty easily.

I will need to change out the valve cover, oil pan and oil pick up tube to make the Jetta long block work in my Eurovan.

Since this is a brand new engine I'm going to install as much brand new stuff on it as reasonably possible. (Waterpump, crack pipe, etc, etc)

Once it is all ready to go in then I can swap the other motor onto the stand and look at rebuilding it.

......and since I had to move my bike out and the weather is nice........this project is on hold until I get back from a ride!!!!

Since you mentioned "crack pipe". Ditch the plastic pipe.....

These heirloom parts can be had from:

gruevenparts.com

http://www.gruvenparts.com/website/cart/cart.php?target=product&product_id=255


evwparts.com

(http://www.evwparts.com/vwparts/EurovanCooling/022121050-GP.html)

and 42DraftDesigns.com

(http://www.42draftdesigns.com/categories/products/vr6coolantpipe.html)

evwparts...aluminum

42draftdesign: SS

One caveat..make sure that they're for the 24 valve/V6/2.8l...measure the id of the oil cooler hose. Both metal coolant pipe nipples(connections) were too small(10mm). You need 16mm assuming your oil cooler is this:



I like the looks of the 42draft design= brushed SS or powder coated wringle black. Am still negotiating with 42 draft due to wrong coolant nipple.

cheers

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Old 04-28-2013, 12:35 AM   #246
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Had to go buy another engine stand this morning. I think this is my 4th one. I should probably just quit selling them. Also had to move a bunch of stuff around to use the hoist.

Glad I did a little research online this morning about how to mount a VR6 on the engine stand. Apparently with the block mounted to the traditional holes its REALLY easy to crack a water jacket. Using the plate makes like this works great. Hard as hell to spin, so I mounted it at a angle where I will be able to reach the bottom and top of the motor pretty easily.

I will need to change out the valve cover, oil pan and oil pick up tube to make the Jetta long block work in my Eurovan.

Since this is a brand new engine I'm going to install as much brand new stuff on it as reasonably possible. (Waterpump, crack pipe, etc, etc)

Once it is all ready to go in then I can swap the other motor onto the stand and look at rebuilding it.

......and since I had to move my bike out and the weather is nice........this project is on hold until I get back from a ride!!!!

Hey Cole. This is Tom from the vortex board.

Glad you see you got the motor.

FYI, when you pull the 2 connectors for the cam variable timing, make a note which is front and rear. They are not keyed separately. I had mine plugged in opposite, and thankfully it didn't send a valve through the piston.
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Old 04-30-2013, 04:06 PM   #247
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Had a few hours to kill today while it was nice out!



Will be media blasting and painting many bits before they go in. Also need to pick up many shiny new parts for this!


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Old 04-30-2013, 04:45 PM   #248
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Had a few hours to kill today while it was nice out!



Will be media blasting and painting many bits before they go in. Also need to pick up many shiny new parts for this!



wow, already bolted up to the transmission...
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Old 04-30-2013, 05:08 PM   #249
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Where are you going to media blast the little bits at?
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Old 04-30-2013, 05:39 PM   #250
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Where are you going to media blast the little bits at?
Well, I'm a member of "Club Workshop" downtown. They have one, but the glass is usually toast.

I'm considering just buying the one at HF since its on sale right now for $189
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:21 AM   #251
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Well, I'm a member of "Club Workshop" downtown. They have one, but the glass is usually toast.

I'm considering just buying the one at HF since its on sale right now for $189
I could use one for the side job...
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:36 AM   #252
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I could use one for the side job...
Your welcome to pay for part of it


...But, I'd probably just let you use it anytime you want anyway
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:05 AM   #253
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Your welcome to pay for part of it


...But, I'd probably just let you use it anytime you want anyway

No I'm happy to help out, business is business..
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Old 05-06-2013, 08:07 AM   #254
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Thought I would give you guys a bit of an update to satisfy your Monday morning living vicariously through the web needs!

I've spent the last few days running around having parts tested or replaced. Some of the parts that were good just got cleaned up with air tools and abrasives (I just cussed at them until the rust was gone), then painted.

I had to rebuild the new oil pump with the old pick up tube. This meant doing a LOT of cleaning of the old tube to make sure it was totally clean.

Also have to reuse the Eurovan specific oil pan and valve cover. So those needed lots of cleaning to make them worthy of the new engine.

I've replaced lots of old corroded factory nuts and bolts with new factory hardware!

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Old 05-06-2013, 08:35 AM   #255
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