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Engine failure after valve job Audi and Volkswagen 1.8-liter

Why did my engine fail after valve job Audi and Volkswagen 1.8-liter If you’ve had a valve job on your Audi or Volkswagen 1.8-liter engine and then encountered catastrophic engine failure, the blame may rest with the shop doing the work. Audi and Volkwagen have investigated the engine failures and found that the shops were not following official recommendations. First, Audi and Volkswagen recommend new hydraulic lifters when doing a valve job. If the shop reuses the oil ones, they must be thoroughly cleaned, refilled, and properly adjusted. Any contamination … Read More


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