VanGogh Broken Engine Block Saver for VW 1.8T Gas Engine


Save Your VW or Audi 1.8T Engine!

Is your 1999 - 2006 1.8T engine block broken? Has the rear upper ear broken off of the engine block? This 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 exchanged for new ones simply because this mounting ear had broken off.

Installation: The repair bracket can be easily installed with the engine in place. On all 1.8T engines, the  intercooler hose bracket will require modification shown in the last picture on the left of the page and in the YouTube video below as well. Furthermore, we highly recommend that you first make sure that the 7mm and 8mm 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 M7 x 1.0 tap and an M8 x 1.25 tap to clean out the threads. The bracket should be fastened to the back of the block with the middle M7 and lower M8 bolts. The threaded tip of the middle M7 bolt will also serve as a stud for the timing belt tensioner. Use the supplied M7 washer and hex nut to secure the tensioner to the block. The upper long M10 bolt should be threaded into the repair bracket last and tightened fully before fully tightening the other two bolts. The repair will last forever.

Please note that this kit comes only with hardware to attach the bracket to the engine. You must also replace all of the engine bracket bolts which are contained in the separate bolt kit available here. Save time and money buying both kits at the same time.

US Shipping:  We offer FedEx 2nd Day for just $7.99 and it will deliver on Saturdays, too! Overnight delivery is available as well.  We ship Monday through Friday from Colorado.

International shipping:  In these uncertain times we offer the slightly more expensive but much faster FedEx International Economy® service. FedEx will likely collect local taxes upon delivery. USPS shipping is currently suspended due to USPS system backlogs.  Also, for Canada, the new USMCA trade agreement will reduce taxes and duties on this item.

Beyond the pictures and video on this page, no other instructions are included with this kit.

Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
1.8T block saver

More than impressed saved my mk4 golf 1.8t block, easy to fit very highly recommended!

Great to hear Alex. Glad we could save another one!

Elegant solution

Saved my customer's GTI! Without VanGogh this beloved GTI would have been junk yard bound. Thanks. This is so much easier than an engine replacement!

Bracket block fix

No explanation on which bolts go where no explanation on how to pull bolts no video explaining how to install it besides how to modify the intercooler pipe hours and hours spent to put on

Sorry you had a bad experience with the VanGogh bracket. Hopefully you are again enjoying driving your car. As far as where each bolts go, there are just three bolts and they are small 7mm, medium 8mm and large 10mm. We also have a couple of paragraphs of install notes on the product page. Not sure if you saw that. We would have loved to hear from you during the install as we have been answering the phones 7 days a week during this pandemic event.

van gough 1.8t bracket fix

worked a treat , saves buying a new block, many thanks jim


Hello from Russia.
Thanks for save my engine from exchange for another one.
Van gogh was successfully installed to my AGU engine.

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