Hello - Southern California Jetta TDI Guy

Discussion in 'New TDI forum member introductions' started by CaliTDI, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. CaliTDI

    CaliTDI New Member

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    Been reading the great info here and now registered.

    Doing the TB replacement today on my 2002 Jetta TDI. I'm ready to remove the passenger side engine mount.

    Wish me luck :D
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  2. chittychittybangbang

    chittychittybangbang Administrator

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    Good luck! Take your time too and FYI, I work around the mount because clearance is so tight.welcometomyturbodies
  3. CaliTDI

    CaliTDI New Member

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    The engine mount was a bit of a struggle - in the process of removing the TB - I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.

    Something would like to get some feedback on. I've had my valve cover off for a couple of days now.
    Not sure if this could cause a problem. I'm had it covered with a plastic sheet to prevent FOD (plastic sheet not making contact with the engine).

    I'm doing the TB after work; may take one or two more days.

    Many thanks to all the helpful people here. :thumbsup
  4. 50mpg

    50mpg New Member

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    A plastic sheet will do a good job keeping dirt out as long as you're not trapping moisture in there and causing water to drip onto the camshaft. In just 2 days a little bit of moisture could cause some surface rust that will scrub off when you start the engine. The only question is Saran or Hefty?
  5. tdi-guy

    tdi-guy New Member

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    If you are getting some drastic temperaturte changes you may get a little condensation and a patena of rust developing. this is not problematic rust though, 50 MPG is right that it will wash off after you fire the engine up again. if you want you can put some oil in a spray bottle and give her a squirt to keep the area coated with oil, that should keep the rust bugs out. Just clean the gasket sealing surface well before reinstalling the gasket if you do this.
  6. CaliTDI

    CaliTDI New Member

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    Great suggestions. Plastic is a thick poly bag - not making any contact really.

    I'm located in S. California (the OC) no rain low humidity currently.

    Got to go the day job now.

    Thanks!

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