Its a big number, got an idea from a friend of mine. Someone here said the 16V VW are just like my 20, except i have one more cylinder. Well would the parts be the same, and would VW parts be less than Audi parts? I can look the parts for the VW up in ETKA but i have no clue which VW are 16V's, anyone out here know?
BTW. the quote was from VW AutoHaus.
02-01-2005, 10:56 AM
02-01-2005, 11:01 AM
That would be all the valve guides. It goes up from there with bent valves,etc.
02-01-2005, 11:17 AM
Hey would you know how the valve guides are seated? Is it possible for a valve guide to go and cause a coolant leak into the cylinder or are the valves pressed into solid aluminum?
02-01-2005, 01:02 PM
02-01-2005, 02:44 PM
but they're bronze or some other metal and they wear out. The valve gets a little play in it and smacks itself into a slight leak and you've lost some compression.
I have NO idea how it all fits together. :-) Thats what I pay good money to the head rebuilders for. They have all the tools and do it right.
02-01-2005, 07:07 PM
Jimmy, there are two 16v vw engines, the 1.8 16v and 2.0l 16v. Our 2.3's are more like the 1.8 16v's, contrary to popular belief. I am unsure if the stroke or bore is different, but if you do the math, adding a cylinder to a 1.8 makes for a 2.3, wheras a 20 litre would make a 2.5 5 cylinder... The 1.8 came in 1987-1989 Scirocco 16v's and 87-89 Gti and jetta trophy/gtx models. The 2.0l 16v's came in all passats from 1990-1992 (most common) and in 1990-92 Golf gti 16v and Jetta trophy/gtx.
02-01-2005, 09:46 PM
02-01-2005, 09:46 PM
02-01-2005, 11:36 PM
A lot of parts were cheaper than the WorldPac sites, but it still cost a lot to do it right. Having a nicely rebuilt head and not burning any oil is a really really good feeling though.
02-02-2005, 08:54 AM
02-02-2005, 11:21 AM
and to do it right you have to take the engine out. A bit more work than I wanted to do. With my rebuilt head the car is running great, I'm not burning any oil and look at my emissions test!
So I am just thinking better now than later. Plus the head will be easier to work on, outside the car. Dunno for sure yet.
02-02-2005, 01:11 PM
02-02-2005, 09:58 PM
Pics you saw were of a head kinda striped allready that was given to me. Dont plan on digging into this until i move back to NY that way the old man and his garage will be at my disposal. Still would like to find the closest most reliable Mech. shop to do all that other precision stuff for me though.
What is Tiffin?
02-03-2005, 04:15 AM
02-03-2005, 09:57 AM
Right, Berzerkers old head...
Anyway, Tiffin is a small town that has a guy who runs a VW engine machine shop, has done a lot of 8v and 16v stuff, and from talking to Jonathan, prices are quite reasonable.