[Vwdiesel] Damaged Headbolt threads

Kurt Nolte syncronized_turbo at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Jun 23 06:48:01 PDT 2010

Ouch! Cracked threads are no good!

Hopefully you just popped the threads and a helicoil will see you fixed, but if you need a new 1.6 block w/ 11 mm boltholes let me know; I have an '81 shortblock in my garage that I'd cut you a deal on if you wanted it.


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From: "Stephen Kraus" <ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com>
Date: Wed, Jun 23, 2010 12:23 am
Subject: [Vwdiesel] Damaged Headbolt threads
To: "vw fans" <vwdiesel at vwfans.com>

Got the Rabbit RUNNING! Wooh!....but then went for the final 90 degree turn
before I put the valve cover on....all of them torqued good EXCEPT the 10th
one....it cracked the threads :( Can I helacoil it? What can I do to repair
it? It didn't damage the headbolt. SO CLOSE!

Stephen Kraus
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