[Vwdiesel] 1.6 head on 1.5 block?

Tony and Lillie tonyandlillie1 at earthlink.net
Sat May 26 23:58:18 EDT 2007

I did the opposite, put a 1.5 head on a 1.6 block. I think the only real 
problem would be getting it to line up. This is because, the holes in a 1.6 
head are 12mm, and the 1.5 uses 11mm bolts. Probably require some sort of 
spacer in two of the head bolt holes.

Tony Hoffman

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Shawn Wright" <vwdiesels at gmail.com>
To: <vwdiesel at vwfans.com>
Sent: Thursday, May 17, 2007 9:12 AM
Subject: [Vwdiesel] 1.6 head on 1.5 block?

> I'm sure I've asked this before, but can't find the emails, so here goes 
> again...
> I have what I believe to be a good 1.5 block with 2nd O/S pistons that 
> look nearly new, but
> the head looks pretty rough, with deep scratches. Is there any way to make 
> a 1.6 mechanical
> head work on a 1.5 block, or are there too many differences in oil holes, 
> etc?
> I'm still pondering options for the tired, leaky old 1.6NA in my Jetta.
> Shawn Wright
> http://members.shaw.ca/vwdiesels
> '88 Westy 1.6TD 5 speed
> '85 Jetta Diesel 1.6NA
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