It’s a pretty well-known fact that the best way to rebuild a VW engine is to start with a well-outfitted rebuild kit. When you purchase rebuild kit, all of the parts are matched to correspond with each other. This removes a lot of the doubt that all of the components you are acquiring will indeed work together to achieve the results you are looking for.
A good engine rebuild kit certainly gets you pointed in the right direction. But you will still need to have a certain amount of machine work done to your case to insure that all of your kit parts will work flawlessly with your case. It is a good idea to check with your machinist so you will know to what size your line-bore is.
All of So. Cal.’s engine kits include the following components: Piston & cylinder kit, new crankshaft, new connecting rods, new lifters, connecting rod bearings, camshaft bearings, pushrod tubes, oil pump, oil screen, gasket set, flywheel seal and cam plug.
Engine Rebuild Kit, Complete, New, 1600cc (85mm x 69mm), Forged