Now for the Wordy part of the Saga!
So, I paid a buddy to install some new Rings and IE rods... All went well until 1,500 miles later I spun a bearing! Fucking idiot didnt make sure the Rod Caps were on the right way and threw all the clearances out the window. Left me stranded an hour away from home...
He ended up not taking any responsibility and I was forced to fix it on my own... and at the end of the day he still says it my fault even though it was his job
Pics of the work:
Fresh Hone, looking for some used AWP pistons...
The Rods I planned on never seeing again!
Heres a Quick before and after.
1,500miles later...Stranded Trailer queen...
So got the head off. looks like I have some bent valves and Cyl 2 made contact with the Head. Yippee!:banghead:
Side by Side
Old Motor Finally Out
Now On top of it all, the same guy, Misjudged the Timing on the Donor, and All Valves were bent on Startup.
I had to install my original head and got her running. Forget that "VW Tech" haha!