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Oil in Cooling System on
VW 1.5L & 1.6L Diesel Engines
AERA members have reported instances of engine oil in the cooling system on VW 1.5L diesel engines. According to AERA sources, the problem is related to a crack in the cylinder head bolt hole located near the oil gallery feeding the cylinder head.
The oil feed gallery in the block is located on one side of the center head bolt hole and a coolant jacket is on the opposite side of the bolt hole. Pressurized engine oil is diverted through a slot in the head gasket and is feed up the side of the head bolt to the cylinder head. The oil also follows the bolt back down to the bottom of the bolt hole. Should the crack in the head bolt hole extend to the coolant jacket, oil can mix with engine coolant.
This problem is generally found on engines equipped with 11mm head bolt holes. Later design engines utilize 12mm head bolts and do not exhibit this defect. At the time of this writing no successful repair procedure is available.
The AERA Technical Committee
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