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<Audi> Installing STEADIRIC suspension
In message <199709240547.WAA07850@gonzo.wolfenet.com> Orin Eman writes:
> > 1. "Remove axle/bolt washer". Can you re-use that bolt? Bentley
> > contradicts itself.
> You should replace it. It's self-locking.
"Replace" is ambiguous. "Renew" is better.
The microfiche, not Bentley, is at fault. The original German uses a mixture
of 'ersetzen' and 'erneuern'. If the translator was not a mechanic (a highly
likely situation) he/she might have attempted to preserve this distinction.
'Ersetzen' translates as the 'renew' meaning of replace - but in English
'replace' is ambiguous and might just mean 'put it back in'.
I'd like us to adopt 'renew' (erneuern) in our discussions - it's unambiguous.
Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club