[200q20v] Sealant Questions: Crankshaft and Rotor

Peter Schulz peschulz at cisco.com
Mon Feb 12 09:16:10 EST 2001

At 12:40 PM 2/9/2001 -0500, Brandon Hull wrote:
>Does anyone replace this bolt?  Does Bentley recommend it?  I thought about
>it because of the 330lb ft torque; it must stretch a good bit.  I'll bet a
>new one comes with the factory lock tite like the flywheel bolts.  OTOH it
>is a monster fastner.
> >

Brandon, et al...

I don't believe that Bentley recommends replacing it (some one will correct 
me on that).  OTOH, when I do a timing belt job, and I've done a bunch, I 
always removing the old locktite with a bench grinder or a drill with a 
wire wheels to clean the threads - I then visual examine the bolt for 
deformation,  (Which I know is not the best method), before reinstalling 
with the correct locktite.

FWIW, I was AMAZED at the timing belt-a-thon (couple a years ago at Chris 
Miller's house) how loose some of the crank bolts were - I just leaned on a 
2 foot 1/2 inch breaker bar to loosen the bolts on three cars!


Peter Schulz
1990 CQ
1991 200 20v TQW
Chelmsford, MA USA
peschulz at cisco.com

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