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    reminds me of putting a new gearbox in a mini I had, spent two days doing it only for the crank seal to **** oil on first start up, was gutted

    Lesson to learn here is to read up on the tools and parts you will need. Your time is more valuable than a few gaskets etc. Now you know what a bitch stripped threads are, time to start cleaning / fixing threads and replacing bolts and nuts when you have stuff apart. You can make thread chasers from high grade bolts etc so needn't be costly and Screwfix metric bolts are cheap and OK for non critical stuff.

    Lots of people on here have stuff they will help with, either parts or tools etc, a helicoil and first class stamp is nothing to most of us BUT the golden rule is to return tools, repay favours and heed advice. If you can pull a beetle motor on your own at 18 and not end up in A+E, you're on the right path

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaiscott98 View Post
    Its my other head not replacement one, i was told i could just screw another stud in and it would be ok, that its the stud thats screwed. And yeah, i still have nightmares over helicoils
    Helicoils are easy to use.
    need a job done on your project? i may be able to help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WB54 View Post
    If you can pull a beetle motor on your own at 18 and not end up in A+E, you're on the right path
    If he doesn't end up in AnE at least once he ain't doing it right...

    Wait till you try building a Baja and need to preload your rear torsion bars... Broken legs are not uncommon from that job

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    Haha, thanks for the kind words. With my new engine im going to be getting new bolts anyway and of course new gaskets, and probably new heads, I now have 3 very rare 1.2 beetle cylinder heads that need cleaning up and one needs a little alluminium welding and re tapping.

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