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My first attempt to build the pulley end of the crank wasn't successful following the instructions in the VW Service Manual (178* oil bath). The cam timing gear scootched down about 1/8" and said "that's about right." I pulled it off and put the crankshaft in the freezer overnight (suffering through smart ass comments from Marianne about "What's for dinner?"). This morning I heated the oil until it smoked and it dropped right into position like it knew it was going home. Applied the spacer and the brass timing gear fell right into place, too. Had to buy the expensive  retaining ring expanders to get the locking ring in place without scratching the #4 bearing surface. It only bit me once before agreeing to slip into place. Now onto piston rods and bearings.

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