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Re: Rebuilding motor?
- Subject: Re: Rebuilding motor?
- From: email@example.com (Brett VanSprewenburg)
- Date: Tue, 15 Sep 1998 12:04:40 -0400
> At any rate, one motor is from a 84 GTi (solid lifter - is that correct).
> The other is from a 86 Scirocco (hydrolic - is this also correct, how do I
> determine the difference).
Can't say for absolute certainty, but I think the Scirocco head is also solid.
Can someone else be a bit more precise?
> I was planning to rebuild both of them at the
> same time. However, I would like to put a 16V head on the hydrolic one.
Now, this one I can answer. No, it won't work. The 16v head not only has
oil passages that don't line up on the early non-16v block, the pistons
in your JH would create a very low compression ratio so you'd need custom
pistons at a minimum. There are other issues too, such as the non-16v block
isn't equipped with the piston oil squirters (which isn't strickly necessary,
but the factory thought they needed em...).
> Question: is this possible? I've gotten both yes and no responses from
> mechanics and laypersons. So here I give it up to the list.
Always ask here first. We know it all. Winning lotto numbers, the number of
jelly beans in 'Guess the bean count' contest, etc...
> Question 2: When rebuilding the motors, what should I particularly replace
> or should I buy a kit and replace everything. I am also expected to
> replace the oil pump.
Since I happen to be in the middle of this, I would suggest just buying a kit
for the seals, then order all the bearings separtely. Mark or Mike can help
you out with exactly what you'll need.
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