[200q20v] Tour Around the Engine (long)

Brandon Hull brandon at cardinalpartners.com
Mon Feb 5 11:27:57 EST 2001

You really want to get the right setup here if only to re-torque properly.
My torque wrench is 3/8, and so are my hex drives, so I got a very long 1/4
extension from home depot, and 3/8-to-1/4 adapter.  I put the hex drive and
adaptor on the screw head, and passed the extension through the IM access
holes.  then I used a 3/8-to-1/4 adaptor on the ratchet to connect to the
extension.  The only "special" part you wind up needing is the long
extension which was only $5 or so, and the adapters which were about the

I've read lots of cautions about steel "galling" when threaded into al, so
because this is a limited access area it probably makes sense to use OEM
coated fasteners.  I used stainless with lots of anti-seize, but these can't
be torqued to spec.  


> timing belt. I was
> stopped dead by removal of the intake manifold, however, for 
> access to the
> distributor. The Bentley has great directions on this, but I 
> could not find
> a 1/4" drive extension long enough to pass through the holes 
> on the manifold
> to bring a 6mm hex head to bear. I'm really going to try to 
> find the long
> hex tool VAG 1669, or an equivalent, because I can see this 
> will be much,
> much easier to do this with the proper tool.


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