[Vwdiesel] One notch to three ----( a notch ahead )H . Hagar. h_hagar at prcn.org
Mon Apr 25 11:29:25 EDT 2005
this is here thanks to Gavrik Peterson. ---Gavrik give us an update on your oil consumption. ----- Original Message ----- From: H . Hagar. To: vwdiesel at vwfans.com Sent: Monday, April 25, 2005 8:17 AM Subject: One notch to three ----( a notch ahead ) I Hagar is 100 % in agreement with Gary Bangs. --- WHY ? --experience , thats why. My Bentley VRD4 ------ list two types of gaskets. ----1977 to 1980 ---- and 1981 and on.. SO ? for 1.5 L NA ? I order 5 notches regardless of piston above block measurements. For 1.6L NA and Turbo ? I order 3 notches. ---regardless. Study the chart on page 24 and you will see that VW uses the thame thickness max for both engines. The secret is to know that the 1.5 L has a shorter stroke . ERGO the 1.6L has not the same need for a super thin gasket. 1.3 mm . ----the longer stroke of the 1.6L gives more compression. ----- The bore is the same. Important : 1.6L heads are available ---1.5L heads are made of unobtanium. Can a 1.6L head be used on your 1.5L to keep it going ? YES indeed --- BUT do not expect a stealership to put it on.. It is a DIY job. Hagar. PS : Its all in your HEAD.
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