VanGogh Broken Engine Block Saver for ALH and BEW TDI engines
Save Your TDI Engine!
Our innovative bracket fixes all 1998 - 2006 ALH and BEW TDI engines in Golf, Jetta and New Beetle where the rear upper ear has broken off of the engine block. Our bracket makes this part of the engine mounting system stronger than stock. 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 replaced simply because this mounting ear had broken off. And our fix lasts forever!
Installation: The repair bracket can be easily installed with the engine in place. We highly recommend that you first make sure that the 8mm and 10mm threads for the mounting holes in the engine block are clean before mounting this fix due to the likelihood of rust being present in these threads. You can try to thread the bolts into the holes first to see if cleanup is needed. If necessary, use an M10 x 1.5 tap and an M8 x 1.25 tap to clean out the threads. The block saver bracket should be fastened to the back of the block with the short upper gold M10 bolt and lower M8 bolt first. Leave the bolts very slightly loose. The long M10 bolt should be threaded into the repair bracket last and tightened fully before finishing tightening the other two bolts.
Please note that this kit comes only with hardware to attach the repair bracket to the engine. You must also replace every one of the engine mount bracket bolts that are contained in the separate $19.00 bolt kit available here. We offer the bolts as a separate kit since most high quality timing kits will include them.
Beyond the pictures on this page, no other instructions are included with this kit.
For our customers outside of North America: This kit also fits Euro-spec cars equipped with Volkswagen engine codes ALH, BEW, AQM, AGR, AHF, ASV, ATD, AXR, BKD, ARL and ASZ and more. The kit 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.
US Shipping: We offer FedEx 2nd Day for just $7.99 and it will deliver on Saturdays, too! Overnight delivery is available as well. We ship Monday through Friday from Texas.
International shipping: Inexpensive $16 - $26 US Postal 1st Class international shipping is available. We can ship repair brackets via International 1st Class USPS Shipping to Canada and to most other countries via USPS First Class Package International that has a 1-8 week delivery time due to Coronavirus. We also will not offer assistance with USPS package tracking other than providing you with a tracking number. In these uncertain times we recommend the slightly more expensive but much faster 2-4 day FedEx International Economy® service. FedEx will likely collect local taxes upon delivery. Also, for Canada, the new USMCA trade agreement will reduce taxes and duties on this item.