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    Posted: 08 Dec 16 at 13:48
Hello, I have bought a '88 multivan with a blown JX, runs well but coolant is full of oil, still not sure if it's only the head gasket or if the head is cracked...anyway, I've done the sensible thing and bought a 1.9 TD: the seller states that it comes from a GTD Golf, but looking at it, it seems that the pump is the flat top "eco" one. 

Someone can confirm? If so, which are my options to give it a bit more poke, I have the old jx pump which seems OK, which is better?

My plans are to strip it down to the bare block, fit new rings and bore it if needed, rebuild it with new everything and fit it to the existing 5speed box. My mod list 
- fit a new crank pulley with new bolt, if I find the crank nose ruined I might fit a retainer pin
- use the clutched alternator pulley
- oil rad
- slight pump mods if allowed






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''Tis an AAZ. Slightly rubbisher later pump but it'll go ok.
Don't use the JX pump or injectors just look and fit an earlier pump with a decent boost pin and good to go.
If it's a known good engine I'd personally just slam it in. There are pretty indistructable with regular oil changes so long as they don't get too hot. Crank bolt pulley is a must. Change every cam belt swap as well. Use the JX v belt set up for less strain on the system or as you're saying use a clutched pulley.
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Thanks ob1 for the info! I'll start looking for a pump then, from a quick skim thru the classifieds they seem to go for as much as I paid for the engine, but I'll keep looking.
The fact is that I know nothing about this engine, it's being delivered to me on a transpallet, removed from a van of which I know absolutely nothing, so I thought of giving it a proper refresh for peace of mind essentially
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It'll be ok with that pump. Just a bit flat.
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I had that pump on mine and it was ok, better than the previous JX. It died and I fitted a later LDA pump a year ago, that was much better, then a Brickwerks boost pin and it went really well, even my usual (experienced with AAZ T3) mechanic said it was the best AAZ he's driven. It's now got a cracked block so an AGG is going in and my pump (and nearly new injectors) will be for sale shortly.
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Hi! If the cracked block is not a consequence of the pump, let me know when you have it for sale :)
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