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Re: stronger exhaust manifold studs?

In message <00d101bf016f$79e34b80$13e9338e@munrof> "Fred Munro" writes:

>     You could try to find some 8 mm supertanium grade (grade 12) bolts and
> make your own studs. These bolts have higher tensile strength than the more
> common grade 5 or 8 bolts.

Stick with stock.  It's _FAR_ better to have a stud snap in situ than
to have it dragged out and bring the threads with it.  Too much
strength is a bad thing sometimes.

 Phil Payne
 UK Audi quattro Owners Club
 Phone: 0385 302803   Fax: 0870 0883933