To avoid last minute problems , please don't wait for your car to be down... to order these. They sell faster than they are being produced.
I think it will include 2003
ARP -The world leader in fastener technology has just released a new Pro Series ARP2000 head stud kit for 1982-2002 VW/Audi 1.6L and 1.9L Turbo and Non-Turbo diesel applications. The application covered by this listing include the following engine codes:
I've seen good builds get a lot more expensive because of a blown head gasket. I am the 3rd owner of my car and have no idea if the top end had been removed or if the stretch bolts were properly installed so I when I decided to upgrade (165+ kit) these bolts seemed like a good idea. Caleb on 4th May 2017
Was having a pretty sizable coolant blow out from reservoir. About 1 1/2 qt in 100 miles. Used the ARP head studs and after 600 miles no leak and temp stays steady just below middle. So this fix worked for me. Jack on 11th Sep 2016
The install and overall quality is excellent. I strongly suggest removing the access oil where your previous oem stud was, as I had some residual oil at the bottom and wanted to be sure no hydro lock condition would occur. Other than that, no complaints here. Excellent for a high boost application! Evan on 12th Nov 2015
Great product, and cheaper that a set of OEM bolts at dealer. Brian on 17th Oct 2015
You may think your current studs are good to go, if you're pushing any levels of boost above stock in your machine, don't risk it. Why chance having to do a head gasket and potential head warp for the sake of some studs? You're gonna need a 5mm allan key for the valve cover bolts (DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN ON REINSTALL), you WILL NEED a 1/2" drive 12mm long shank triple square to remove originals, and a 1/2" drive 14mm 12pt socket for new install, as well as a good 1/2" torque wrench. Takes about 2hrs. 4-step torque procedure. Remove and replace one at a time bringing each one up to stock torque before moving on to the next. When all are replaced and torqued to stock level, split the difference between final torque and stock into 3 parts and use 1/3, 2/3, 3/3, final check in the sequence provided. André on 8th Jun 2015