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Stupid Parts Tricks

Brandon said:

> Also interesting, why are the four nuts 046 145 749, which attach 
> the turbo to the EM, $10 each?!?  What are those babies made of?  
> And no I'm not going so far as to replace them...

I once heard from my resident mechanic and ex-Porsche owner that 
the bolts which mount the turbo on his Porshe were $80 each!  One of 
the few items which makes Audi parts seem reasonable, if only by 

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