Save Your New Beetle's Engine!
Our innovative bracket fixes all 1998 - 2006 New Beetle TDI engines 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 below whether you buy them here or not. 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.