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Old May 22nd, 2011, 10:44 PM
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Angry Working on a V8 vs on a 300 Tdi

I swear I won't complain ever again when I have to work on my Tdi.
The 4.6 is a walking nightmare to work on, hours and hours taking
off stuff to do simple tasks. I'm starting yoga classes to have the
patience just to take some bolts off
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Old May 23rd, 2011, 09:13 PM
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But at least i'm getting somewhere
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Its a breeze to work on, power steering pump bracket and lines are the only things that i have fought.
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Old May 24th, 2011, 10:31 AM
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Yah, wait till you have to undo the bellhousing bolts.
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Old May 24th, 2011, 11:41 AM
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Yah, wait till you have to undo the bellhousing bolts.
An impact gun with a u-joint/wobble and a bunch of extensions and they pop right off.
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Another trick for the top bellhousing bolts on a V8 is to remove the motor mounts (rubbers) and then you can drop the engine down enough that they are much easier to get to.
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That's the thing, you guys know all the tricks
I'm learning the hard way

Seriously, you have so much space to work around the Tdi
that i won't compare it to the bloody V8
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Old May 25th, 2011, 05:29 PM
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Did the trans oil cooler lines today, had to cut a 3/4" spanner
in 2 just to be able to unscrew the return line from the trans
housing
What is the trick for this one ?
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Old May 25th, 2011, 06:25 PM
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Crows foot wrench might work or do what I did and disconnect the cooler from the housing and leave the lines on the bypass thing. BTW, if you are undertaking a major project, odds are a bunch of people here have done it and can point out the issues and tricks.
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Old May 25th, 2011, 07:15 PM
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Top engine seals and gaskets (except HG), plugs and wires, coolant hoses, steering hoses, trans cooler lines, wrapping exhaust manifolds, engine wiring harness... just a major maintenance, still a pita
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Jeez Julien, you might as well do the head gaskets now rather than later. They're gonna go...just a matter of time.
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Old May 25th, 2011, 09:09 PM
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the truck has only 38K miles so I thought I can get a few more miles before going into that particular headache.
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