time sert thread repair kit

Buy a Manufacture Specific Kit for $450 Up or This Method for About $90 We get a lot of calls from people who go to put their cylinder head(s) back on the engine (aluminum block) and the threads strip while trying to torque the head bolts. Let’s talk about the different threads first. Standard “shelf…

Not Always, As You Will Soon See A gentleman brought us a 2001 VW Jetta, 2.0 Liter, SOHC 8 valve cylinder head that had broken a timing belt. As is usually the case, these heads normally bend 4 to 8 valves; this was no exception with 8 bent valves. We quoted the job as usual…

Be Sure Your Cylinder Head Really Needs Replacing! This happened here at Southeast Cylinder Head today and it is easily avoidable (and unfortunately is becoming more and more common). Our customer, Earl S. had a “mechanic” check his engine on his 1999 pick up truck because it wasn’t running properly. This mechanic informed Earl the…

Audi & Volkswagen Cylinder Head Tips As of this date (July 12, 2012) we are unable to find replacement valve guides in the BPY and BPG cylinder heads described above. Our local dealer told us they don’t service them individually. Just as an aside, the little “tabs” that they say to bend to get the…

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