Jasper Engines & Transmissions has issued its first European engine,the Volkswagen 1.8L DOHC five-valve engine which fits the 1997- 2006 Volkswagen Beetle, Golf, GTI, Jetta and Passat, and 1997-2006 Audi A4 and TT.
“We have found that oil sludge and caking is a common problem with these engines,” says Justin Zipp, JASPER’s Import Quality Control Engineer.
JASPER’s remanufactured Volkswagen engines are supplied with valve covers and oil pans. Late-model applications come with oil filter adapters. This makes for more stock numbers due to different variations, but Zipp said it takes these steps to ensure there is no contamination in this engine.
“This buildup can be found in all of these parts. By providing parts such as valve covers, oil pans and oil filter adapters we can be sure the engine is completely clean. JASPER utilizes a process where the baffle plate is removed from the valve cover and reinstalled after cleaning to eliminate all of the hidden contamination,” Zipp said.
To accommodate the small diameter heads and guides in the cylinder head of the 1.8L engine, JASPER uses a single-point CNC cutting tool to ensure the proper seal.
JASPER supplies its remanufactured Volkswagen engines with OEM components where appropriate and updated parts where needed. Late model, water pump-type blocks receive an updated water pump with a cast impeller rather than plastic. “We found that plastic impellers separate from the shaft,” said Zipp. “The updated water pump prevents early failure.”
The engines are live run tested where they are checked for general engine operation. Readings for oil pressure, temperature, vacuum and compression are recorded. Every joint and seal is checked to make sure there are no leaks.
JASPER covers its Volkswagen 1.8L engine with a three-year 100,000 mile nationwide warranty. For more information on this engine, visit www.jasperengines.com.