Waterboxer Rebuilt Cylinder Head




Waterboxer Rebuilt Cylinder Head – No Exchange

Replacement cylinder heads for 1.9 or 2.1 waterboxer engines in 83-91 Vanagons.  Rebuilt on excellent condition AMC core castings that have no corrosion under water jacket sealing area and no cracks between valve seats.


Castings are media blasted and cleaned. Valve guides replaced as needed, new guides reamed to size. All valve seats de-shrouded, then recut with four angles on intake and three angles on exhaust. Reground VW OEM intake valves, new best quality TRW/Kolbenschmidt OEM exhaust valves. Heads assembled with stock dual springs and split collets. Ready to install on engine. Rocker studs included, exhaust port studs NOT included.


Some good condition VW OEM castings also available, same price. Please add a note to the field on the address page during checkout if you prefer an original VW casting, you will receive an AMC casting by default.


If prepared units are not on hand, please allow up to 2 weeks for items to be prepared and shipped. Please send a message to inquire about availability and scheduling if you have time limitations.


Note on ship cost for pairs: If you order two heads at once the actual shipping costs will be less than calculated at checkout in most cases, if so you will be issued a refund for the difference after the package is shipped.



These are reconditioned items. Price is for one cylinder head. Sale is outright, no core charge, no exchange. Sold as-is, no warranty is expressed or implied once accepted, but buyer has a 21-day option of refusal, you may inspect and return the items within 21 days of receipt at your expense for return shipping and insurance and forfeit of 15% restocking fee from your refund. You or your mechanic must understand how to properly install and use these parts, no technical support or advice of any kind will be given. For tips on best install practice, refer to this blog post:

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Additional information

Weight16 lbs
Dimensions14 × 10 × 6 in


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