I am in the process of rebuilding the head of my '88 80 quattro (240k, oil
consumption about 1 quart per 500 miles -- compression good, almost 190 on each
of the cylinders, so I am suspicious of the valve guides and seals).
As I have been tearing off the extraneous bits, I noticed what seemed like a
lot of oil coming from the crankcase breather tube that connects into the
rubber boot leading to the throttle body. Inside of the IM has had a lot of
oil run through it. I have the newer metal piece on place of the original
rubber crankcase hose at the block. And, I am wondering if there is a way to
prevent this from recurring?
Also, what is the preferred way to remove the downpipe from the EM?
Your thoughts are appreciated.
-- Tom Werner