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I live on a farm in east central ohio. I currently have a 2001 Jetta TDI with 190k. I am in the process of rebuilding the turbo (with a new CHRA), decarburizing the manifold, etc. etc.

This is my fourth VW diesel. Each of the first three were 100% trouble free and each lasted over 300k miles. The first two died when the fuel pumps failed, the third (jetta) I gave to my son and it is still going strong at 375k.

I am trying to decide whether or not to pull the head while I have the manifolds off. I was thinking mainly to clean the intake ports and re-seat the valves.

I would appreciate any advice on whether or not this additional work is worth the trouble and money.

I am retired and don't have much money.
 

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You could send a PM to Chitty and ask him to change it to LarryMoore, LarryTDI or what ever. He would have to notify you of the change else you won't be able to login.
 

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Yes, let me know by email or PM. I didn't want to say anything in case you use that username elsewhere and wanted to stay consistent but Keithuk is right.
 
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