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Offline erik.wahlstrom

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Need a new engine
« on: September 09, 2017, 11:11:40 AM »
The moron is out and it's not looking good.  The VR6 is all gummed up and the shop doesn't know if they can really fix it.  It won't be much more to throw a new engine in it. The problem is, where to source an engine for a 2002 Weekender?  Thoughts?

--Erik

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Offline evlove

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Re: Need a new engine
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2017, 12:10:13 PM »
Keep an eye out on some of the bigger forums - members often have some VR6's for sale. I've seen them for as low as $2k with low miles.
Paul

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Re: Need a new engine
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2017, 12:53:43 PM »
I haven't had to replace an engine but I've read a bunch about how the BDF blocks can replace the Eurovan AXK blocks. Just need to swap a few parts from the old block (tensioner, valve cover, oil pan, etc.).  The BDF motors are much easier to find and probably less expensive...  check ebay, there's quite a few for sale now.   
Paul

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Re: Need a new engine
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2017, 06:20:30 PM »
It is more work to pull the engine than it is to overhaul. If the top end is good parts and machine work probably would be around $2500.00 then you can reassemble it in a weekend. You could over bore the cylinders to 83mm and have a 3L on the 24v you can shave the head a bit to bump up your compression ratio. When it's done you have a new engine. If your shop cant handle an overhaul you should find one that can. Here is some good parts if you are near New York.
 https://utica.craigslist.org/cto/d/vw-eurovans-2-for-price-of-one/6280756259.html


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Re: Need a new engine
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2018, 11:20:28 AM »
Well, I got a full rebuild.  It ran great (notice past tense). . . . For 20 miles.  Then died.  Towed back to the shop.  Engine back out and at the rebuild shop.  Maybe a broken chain?  I'll find out soon.