Volkswagen Golf/Jetta 2 manual

Engine dismantling - general information
Engine repair procedures - 1.05 and 1.3 litre pre August 1985 / Engine dismantling - general information

1 If possible, mount the engine on a stand for the dismantling procedure, but failing this, support it in an upright position with blocks of wood.

2 Cleanliness is most important. If the engine is dirty, it should be cleaned with paraffin while keeping it in an upright position.

3 Avoid working with the engine directly on a concrete floor as grit presents a real source of trouble.

4 As parts are removed, clean them in a paraffin bath. Do not immerse parts with internal oilways in paraffin as it is difficult to remove. Clean oilways with nylon pipe cleaners.

5 Obtain suitable containers to hold small items. This will help when reassembling the engine and also prevent possible loss.

6 Obtain complete sets of gaskets when the engine is being dismantled but retain the old gaskets with a view to using them as a pattern to make a replacement if a new one is not available.

7 When possible, refit nuts, bolts and washers in their location after being removed.

This helps to protect the threads and will also be helpful when reassembling the engine.

8 Retain unserviceable components in order to compare them with the new parts supplied.

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