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

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  1. pagey_1

    pagey_1 Member

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    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!
     
  2. Vanders

    Vanders New Member

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    What a good idea. If they aren't available they should be.
     
  3. syncro

    syncro Active Member

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    Can't be done as you do not know which size bearings.
     
  4. Schmoburger

    Schmoburger New Member

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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.
     
  5. Vanders

    Vanders New Member

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    Hmmm. Maybe not such a good idea then.
     
  6. pagey_1

    pagey_1 Member

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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?

    Cheers
     
  7. syncro

    syncro Active Member

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    .......and undersize if the crankshaft has been machined.
     
  8. kombidaze

    kombidaze New Member

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    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.
     
  9. pagey_1

    pagey_1 Member

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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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