[Vwdiesel] 81 Head Bolts

Rudy petersenrudy at hotmail.com
Fri Jun 15 23:41:35 EDT 2007

I thought that but the Bolts are also a little different.  Never seen the
combination before.  I'm wondering if they are stretch bolt how bad it would
be to reuse them. 

-----Original Message-----
From: William Longyard [mailto:longyard at ix.netcom.com] 
Sent: Saturday, June 16, 2007 9:40 AM
To: Rudy
Subject: Re: [Vwdiesel] 81 Head Bolts

Washers are 9/16th thick?  Maybe aftermarket?

Bill Longyard

----- Original Message -----
From: "Rudy" <petersenrudy at hotmail.com>
To: <vwdiesel at vwfans.com>
Sent: Friday, June 15, 2007 10:31 PM
Subject: [Vwdiesel] 81 Head Bolts

>I took the Head off an 81 Rabbit 1.6l engine today, the Head Bolts are 12mm
> threads, 12 point socket head like 12mm stretch bolts but the washers are
> 9/16" thick and they slide right off the Bolt like the 11mm bolts.  The
> threads don't go as high as the later bolts and there is a shoulder to fit
> the washer under the head of the bolt.
> I tried new 12mm bolts and they bottom out before they come tight.
> When I removed them they weren't tight like a stretch bolt, more like an
> 11mm bolt.  I'm wondering if this could be something from VW's transition
> from 11 to 12mm bolts or if this is something to do with the head 
> requiring
> shorter bolts.
> Has anyone seen these before or know if VW made a 12mm thread non stretch
> bolt?
> Rudy
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