[Vwdiesel] New Head gasket and Headbolt Issues

Brian and Ruth Decker decker at toledotel.com
Sat Jun 26 11:36:25 PDT 2010

Hi Stephen;
	I would be ready to purchase a new ( used?) short block. I would
believe that your block is probably cracked from the bolt hole as well as
striped. It is a relatively common problem with 1.6 blocks to crack at the
bolt holes, usually because they weren't properly cleaned before installing
new stretch head bolts. I use Raceware head studs. Expensive but they use
normal torque values and are reusable.
Brian Decker
Western Washington

-----Original Message-----
From: vwdiesel-bounces at vwfans.com [mailto:vwdiesel-bounces at vwfans.com] On
Behalf Of Stephen Kraus
Sent: Saturday, June 26, 2010 10:43 AM
To: vw fans
Subject: [Vwdiesel] New Headgasket and Headbolt Issues


Put a new headgaset on, the 10th headbolt stripped out, engine runs but
there is coolant in the oil.

So....I am going to purchase a new headgasket and ARP studs, but I will need
to ream out the 10th bolt hole and put a helacoil in.

Any recommendations on what else I should do? I really wanted to finish
this, but the coolant in the oil seals the need to re-do the head gasket.

Stephen Kraus
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