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Not enough room here and not enough continuity here to step you through this; however:

1. You must obtain a motor service manual from an auto supply store, like AutoZone. The manual is not the general manual, it is a specific motor manual for all VW's. ($30). You can also copy the pages you need at the local Public Library (you have a card, right?) ($2)
2. You will need to purchase a gasket kit (calso called a "gasket set") for your specific motor. ($30)
3. Before you purchase any parts or books, check to see if the auto supply store will "lend" (free) or rent you a torque wrench. You will have to torque the bolts whenever you put the head back on to the engine block. Try not to buy one, you will hardly ever use it.
4. Additionally, it would be a good idea to get a "valve job" ($60) done whenever you remove the head from the engine. The auto supply store may have a "machine shop". Generally, you want to have this done at an auto supply store and not a "auto garage"($150). [save $90].
5. Note that once you finish, the car may run a bit "tight" and overheat a little. It will also put "stress" on your cylinder heads because the valves wil "seat" better than before.

Most important to obtain a motor book. These instructions are obviously not step-by-step.


Please comment ...
1. This is a pretty drastic step
2. Why do you want to do this?

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