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Volkswagen Beetle: will an engine head from a 1997 2.0l work

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will an engine head from a 1997 2.0l work on a 2000 2.0l?

Hello I'm Neal and I am here to help resolve your issue. If I cannot help I will opt out and refer your question to another expert.


Unfortunately it will not work, no 1997 head will work on a 1998 and up 2.0l engine. Sorry for the bad news, I know it is not what you wanted to hear. I would get you head off and make sure it cannot be reconditioned.

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

What years will work?

If it's an aeg engine code, then 98 to 05 uses the same head.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Awesome, you hit the nail on the head! This is exactly what I need to know. And I'm pretty sure that I have at least one, maybe 2 in my parts cars.

Very good, glad it worked out!!!
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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

So far any 1998 and 1999 2.0 I've looked at has been an ABA engine.

Your thoughts?



How many have you checked?