TDI VanGogh Broken Engine Block Fix Kit for MK4 ALH TDI engines
Broken VW engine block fix bracket for the 1.9 liter TDI ALH engine, 13mm ear width
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What width is the broken ear?*:
Thick 20mm or 3/4" Wide Ear
Thin 13mm or 1/2" Wide Ear

Our VanGogh bracket fixes all 1999.5 through 2003 Jetta TDI, 1999.5 through 2003 Golf TDI and 1998 through 2003 New Beetle TDI as well as many VW/Audi/Skoda and Seat engines in Europe and elsewhere. This hefty billet 6061 T6 aluminum bracket bolts on to the back corner of the engine block after the stock cast iron mounting hole for the engine mount breaks off (click for another picture). This bracket makes this part of the engine mounting system stronger than stock. Kit comes with three bolts to attach bracket to the block but you may want to buy the $19.00 "balance of hardware" bolt kit listed at the bottom of this page. This kit will save you a lot of time and an engine! Believe it or not, many cars have been totaled and many engines have been exchanged for new ones simply because this mounting ear had broken off.

Important note regarding 1998-2003 TDI engines: These engine blocks come in two different versions and can either have a "thin" broken ear that is about 1/2" wide (13mm) or they can have a "thick" broken ear that is 20mm wide (approximately 3/4 inch, click for picture The earlier 13mm wide ear has approximately 8 threads and the later 20mm ear has approximately 13 threads. You must select the correct ear width during checkout that applies to your particular engine. Please note that this VanGogh bracket will not fit the late style PD block like the one in the 2005.5-2006 Jetta TDI with the BRM engine. The BRM engine has a specific bracket listed here.

We highly recommend that you clean out the factory threaded holes in the engine block before mounting this fix due to the liklihood of rust being present in these threads (Use an M7 x 1.0 tap and an M8 x 1.25 bottoming tap).

US Shipping: USPS Priority Mail shipping is by far the best deal at $6.00 - $8.00 for a 2-4 day average delivery time. We ship from Texas.

International Shipping:
If your car is down and you need it fixed quickly we highly recommend selecting FedEx shipping which takes 2-4 days to arrive. If you have the luxury of being able to wait 1-4 weeks for delivery then we suggest choosing a USPS 1st Class Mail at around $16.00 - $23.00 as there are no brokerage fees charged when shipping with USPS. The 1st Class envelopes are usually delivered quietly in your mailbox.

For our customers outside of North America:
This kit also fits Euro-spec cars equipped with Volkswagen engine codes AQM, AGR, AHF, ASV, ATD, AXR, and ASZ. The 20mm version will also fit Pumpe Düse TDI engines that DO NOT have the diagonal gusset as pictured below. If your car has the gusset, then you need the late PD BRM VanGogh. Also, please type your engine code into the 'Order Comments' section of the checkout process if you have an engine code not listed above.

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Great product! February 10, 2015
Reviewer: Nick from Michigan  
Bracket bolted right on and worked perfect

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This worked great!!! August 26, 2014
Reviewer: Joel from Connecticut  
It put the 1.9 diesel back in it's rightful place

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4 Years and Going Strong March 14, 2014
Reviewer: CameronB from Sydney NS Canada  
I go my 2000 jetta tdi for free because it has this defect.  I installed this and Had a working car.  Great Product.  not a lot of room to install.  I recommend ratcheting combination wrenches.

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Saved me HUGE money!!! December 3, 2013
Reviewer: Trevor Streets from Kitchener, Ontario  
When I realized it was the tab on the block my heart sank as I knew the engine was going to have to be replaced. Then I found this company. THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
On my ALH application this was a quick easy fix. The hardest part was getting my hose keepers back on.

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Works exactly as described December 3, 2013
Reviewer: Jesse from Texas  
Bracket is a tight fit and you'll save installation time by removing a few components to get access (intake tube/etc.)  Tolerance stack is tight, but the bracket works exactly as described.  Save your block with this innovative solution.


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