Lots of progress today. First we had a chance to compare the auto vs EWB manual trans mounts:
Pair on the left: lower pendulum mount comparison, auto trans. mount on the L, 5-spd on the R.
Pair on the right: upper trans. mount comparison, auto trans. L, 5-spd on the R.
TDI wiring harness being test fit for length.
VR6 A/T cluster/TDI manual cluster hybrid. By mating the two we retain the correct odometer reading and have the factory glow plug light and tachometer.
Now onto finishing the engine rebuild/assembly:
Measuring piston height projection at TDC.
|De-greasing/prepping rebuilt cylinder head prior to install.|
ARP head stud hardware being lubed-up with ARP's special high-torque lube.
Finished loaded head sitting on block. ARP head stud nuts are torqued to 125 ft/lbs in 3 equal steps in a diagonal pattern.
TDI exhaust manifold drilled and tapped for EGT probe. Always remember: measure/fit 3 times, drill once.
Probe hole can be seen through flange opening.
EGT probe fitting and installed. Manifold studs chased with 8mx1.25 die to clean threads.
Long block complete.