View Full Version : Early TT's have same block as AEB ot ATW?

08-04-2013, 10:10 AM
I'm looking for a short block for my 1999 Passat with the AEB engine.

Anybody know if the early Audi TT's have a compatible block with an external water pump and shaft driven oil pump like the AEB or ATW?

08-04-2013, 10:56 AM
as far as i know all TT have water pumps driven off the timing belt i dont think any tt had a external water pump.However a older 1.8 vw engine from mid80s to early 90s would do the job.Vw 2.0 engine block would be a nice upgrade if you had acesss to custom pistions.It all depends if you wanna go crazy or not.If you just looking to replace the bottom end a older vw engine would probably be the best choice however I am not sure if they had oil squirters or not if not you would have to put them in.

However I dont see why you cant just ran a newer bottom end with the aeb head im sure its been doen before.Vwvortex has alot more of these type of hybrid engine threads as its very common with vw guys.

08-04-2013, 01:54 PM
I wonder if a 2.0 block with a head spacer would work??