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 $16.00 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: USPS Priority Mail shipping is by far the best deal at $7.00 - $10.00 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 DHL or FedEx shipping which takes 2-4 days to arrive. Please note that there will be local taxes, customs, and brokerage fees payable upon delivery when using DHL or FedEx. If you have the luxury of being able to wait 1 to 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.