Originally Posted by Rickybobby1985
Agin thanks William you have tons of great info if you ever get a mk2 vw let me know haha i ordered the gaskets yesterday and valve cover gaskets and grommets it appears the kit comes with black rtv is that the thread sealant if so I will buy an extra tube
Anytime man, I've had my share of issues with my 3800 Series II motor, and I got a lot of help from here, so I like to pay it forward, glad I was able to help!
I'll pass on the VW'*, I have heard they are all a pain to work on, I'd have to have somebody that already knows how to work on them well teach me a few things, then I'd consider touching one.
The black RTV you get in the kit is not what you want to use on the threads, get all the bolts threads cleaned up good, and use a little blue threadlocker on the LIM and UIM bolts.
When you have the LIM cleaned up examine it for any small pitted areas, mainly around the coolant port areas, if you find any you may want to consider using a little JB Weld and a old credit card or something, and fill the areas, then you scrape the excess off because you want the surface to remain smooth.
I'm trying to think of anything else that may help you out, but the only other thing I can think of is to mention that if you have not cleaned your throttle body/butterfly valve, then you may want to give it a little cleanup before putting it back.
I'd examine all of your soft EVAP hoses, and connectors, at 133k all of mine needed replacing, connectors to the throttle body, and fuel pressure regulator were splitting, soft hoses were rotting, soft hoses that were under the hood, and under the rear underside of the car.
I hope the oil burning issue is gone once you are done, even if it is not, doing the LIM gaskets was something that really needed to be done.
Let us know how it goes.