[Vwdiesel] 81 Head Bolts
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.
From: William Longyard [mailto:longyard at ix.netcom.com]
Sent: Saturday, June 16, 2007 9:40 AM
Subject: Re: [Vwdiesel] 81 Head Bolts
Washers are 9/16th thick? Maybe aftermarket?
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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
> shorter bolts.
> Has anyone seen these before or know if VW made a 12mm thread non stretch
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