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RE: Always replace?

Most bolts that you need to torque to a specific setting stretch in the
process of proper tightening. Reuse changes the tension applied at the
same torque setting. Reuse can be OK, but in other instances can be a
BIG problem. YMMV.

Ian Duff, New Bedford, MA
1990 Coupe Quattro

>From: 	randrews@post.cis.smu.edu[SMTP:randrews@post.cis.smu.edu]
>Sent: 	Wednesday, May 08, 1996 3:22 PM
>To: 	quattro@coimbra.ans.net
>Subject: 	Always replace?
>Just a thought..... Is it always necessary to replace the bolts
>that the Bentley says always replace?  I don't see any reason why 
>you would need to unless it was obviouslly bad?  Any thoughts?