[Vwdiesel] Engine ID

David Cook vwdieselbunny at yahoo.com
Wed Feb 9 18:14:47 EST 2005

Hello all-

I want to order a new headgasket and bolts for my
engine, but am having a hard time knowing what set to

I'm told that the engine originally came out of an '81
or '82 car.  (Whether or not the engine was swapped
into that car before this is not known...)

Its got a 2 notch gasket in there now, and starts with
ease even in very cold weather, so I feel comfortable
ordering another 2 notcher for it.

The problem is that I understand that in that time
frame (81-82) some of the engines used 11mm head
bolts, and others used 12mm.

Is there any way to tell for sure which one my engine
has?  The engine number is hidden behind hoses, the
injection pump, etc to the point that I'm not sure I
would be able to tell for sure exactly what it is. 
Are there any other options for identifying the block
and knowing which kit to order?



David Cook
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