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RE:Timing belt tricks (home brew way of holding crank)

In message <3536A9A0.4C6F39F1@rmi.net> Russ writes:

> I was rotating my engine the other day and found the crank bolt was only
> hand tight!!!!!

Just over a year ago the UK quattro Owners Club Newsletter published
a figure of 132 lb ft with the comment that a little more didn't hurt
"as this bolt is always coming loose".

At 132 lb ft I'm not surprised it's "always coming loose".

All I got for my attempt to tell Simon Gilmor of his error was an
extremely abusive phone call.  Last time I spoke to him, I believe.

 Phil Payne
 Phone: 0385 302803   Fax: 01536 723021
 (The contents of this post will _NOT_ appear in the UK Newsletter.)