[Vwdiesel] 1.6 head on 1.5 block?

LBaird119 at aol.com LBaird119 at aol.com
Mon May 28 16:02:53 EDT 2007

In a message dated 5/28/2007 10:24:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time, 
tonyandlillie1 at earthlink.net writes:

> Well, I just put a 1979 1.5 CK code head on a 1982 1.6 CR code engine, and 
> it runs great. I am not 100% sure it was the original 1.5 head, though. It 
> does appear to have the same size oil return as the original 1.6 head. The 
> head bolts, however, did have to be drilled out. So, I guess I'm not sure, 
> I'll have to check out the size of the oil return on the 1.5 block and see 
> if it is smaller than the head that came off.

  The difference is easily noticeable.  Especially when putting a 
1.5 head on a 1.6 block.  You see the exposed hole, unless you 
put the gasket on before trial fitting, even then...
  As I recall Jack Ewald sold "bushings" that you put in the block 
when putting a 1.5 head on a 1.6 engine or in the head when 
putting a 1.6 head on a 1.5 engine.  They simply sealed up the 
difference in the opening sizes, from what I understand.

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