So now I need a new head on my Beetle, the machine shop said it's way to warped.
Now comes the fun part....
Which heads are compatible with a AWP engine (I know the APH is) and does anyone have a good one for sale for a decent price?
Ebay was the way to go and I found a compatible head for it delivered!!! Got some other stuff like a head gasket kit with t-belt, water pump with a metal impeller and a few odds and ends. So far I'm in it for a bit ( I got the guys personal phone# if I need anything...he works at a salvage yard)
Started to put it back together yesterday but it's stop start en-devour so it will be a little bit. Once the engine is done I'll tackle the interior door handles and that stupid glove box release latch..(just curious but would anyone be interested in just the latch if I was to go and have them made so you don't have to spend hundreds on a whole glove box door!?)
To answer your question, most any of the heads are interchangeable. I think for direct bolt onto an AWP, an AWV head is exactly the same, it just has a different tune on the ECU to make it the 150 hp instead of the 180 hp. This here should help you out. Scroll down to the Engine Info section.