View Full Version : How do I swap a aeb head on a awm block?

06-20-2011, 01:30 AM
I blew my motor from bad fueling. Now I would like to put another awm block in but change the head to a aeb. Anyone that can help me please do. And I couldn't find no write ups on it.

06-20-2011, 05:41 AM
well first, you said awm twice. you need to remove the head, put an aeb head on, do a timing belt job. youll also need to resistor out the VVT since aeb's dont have it, and id recommend a transition spacer for your manifold

06-20-2011, 06:56 AM
There are no DIY write ups for swapping out a B6 head for a AEB head because all you do is just swap the heads. All of the 1.8t heads will fit any of the 1.8t blocks and you just use the head bolts or head studs that are designed for your block. Also use the timing belt pulley off your stock head since there is a difference between them and you need to match the pulley with the block being used.

As for the VVT, you can swap that right into the AEB head. Only thing the AEB head doesn't have is a SAI port.

06-20-2011, 07:36 AM
Wouldn't it be better to put the vvt on the aeb and as for the sai I could get that deleted right?

06-20-2011, 08:59 AM
I hate the SAI. Yeah, get rid of it and written out of your ECU. Also, use the valve cover from your AWM so you can have the cylinder head breather port. The AEB does not have one. And use the AEB intake manifold.

06-20-2011, 05:33 PM
It's possible to use the awm valve cover? I didn't even know.

06-20-2011, 06:16 PM
Yes, you can put any valve cover on the 1.8t. I run a AWM valve cover on my AEB head which is on my ATW block. lol

06-20-2011, 08:01 PM
Thank you guys for the info. If any Other pointers let me know. I'm also putting new rods an pistons to run my gt2871r

06-20-2011, 08:27 PM
I think tou also have to use the awm cam trigger wheel. I do remember them being different.

06-21-2011, 08:57 AM
I think tou also have to use the awm cam trigger wheel. I do remember them being different.

The best thing to do is just to swap all of the parts over to a bare AEB head and its cam caps.

06-21-2011, 11:53 PM

06-23-2011, 03:14 AM
Now I need to find an aeb head