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Thread: 2.0L Kombi engine rebuild kits - where can i get one?

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    Default 2.0L Kombi engine rebuild kits - where can i get one?

    Hi all,

    Well i have heard that you can buy kombi rebuild kits that consist of the cylinders with the piston and rings already inside, and all the necessary bearings and gaskets i would presume so that they just bolt strait on the engine!

    I have heard these used to be quite cheap and easy. I was going to put new rings in mine but i thought this might be a better option.

    Does anyone know where i can get them from?

    Cheers all!
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    What a good idea. If they aren't available they should be.
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    Can't be done as you do not know which size bearings.

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    Mmm I'd presume that bearings would need to be oversize to accomodate machining of the bearing surfaces, and just how oversized would depend upon the state of the engine.
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    Hmmm. Maybe not such a good idea then.
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    dads mate did his apprenticeship on kombis bout 20 + years ago and said you could get them then.

    If not where is the best/cheapest place to get a set of rings?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schmoburger View Post
    to be oversize to accomodate machining of the bearing surfaces, and just how oversized would depend upon the state of the engine.
    .......and undersize if the crankshaft has been machined.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pagey_1 View Post
    dads mate did his apprenticeship on kombis bout 20 + years ago and said you could get them then.

    If not where is the best/cheapest place to get a set of rings?

    Cheers
    try the major suppliers of vw parts in your area should work out at about $80 for a set of mahle rings
    i think a set of barrells and pistons/rings will cost u about $450 and if u are doing the job make sure u have some sort of workshop manual to guide u through it all.

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    yeah cheers guys, might just go with the rings, and na that other bloke is doing it for me, bugger that ha ha!

    Cheers
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