[A4] T-belt...main shaft bolt

Derek Pulvino dbpulvino at hotmail.com
Wed Oct 3 22:21:07 PDT 2007

Ok, against my better judgement I sent this prior to a conversation  
with the Blau gang....my big concern was whether it was wise to not  
replace that stretch bolt.  As far as Blau is concerned, the bolt is  
totally reusable, and they've had no issues with doing such over the  
many years of their business.

So what I was seeking in this I've found.  That being a little  
confidence in the reuse over and above the advice of Bentley and the  
gang.  Also recomended they amend their included instructions on the  
cam seal replacement part to note that the proper seal puller for the  
cam seals is not included with the kit.

And in 70k, I'll do it all over again-the replacement, not the rant.

Derek P

On Oct 3, 2007, at 12:00 PM, a4-request at audifans.com wrote:

> Message: 2
> Date: Tue, 02 Oct 2007 12:15:45 -0700
> From: "Derek Pulvino" <dbpulvino at hotmail.com>
> Subject: [A4] T-belt...main shaft bolt
> To: a4 at audifans.com
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> Now that I'm done, curious what people think about this.  Bought the
> "complete" blau t-belt kit for my A4, (99, 30v-V6).  On Sunday,  
> when I was
> piecing everything back together the "always replace," or however they
> phrase it in the Bentley, notation for the main shaft pulley bolt  
> struck me.
> As I had to complete the job, and no dealers were open, I reused  
> the bolt.
> Based on the 148 lb/ft +1/2 turn spec, I imagine they say to  
> replace as it's
> a stretch bolt.  Curious what have others done and to what effect.   
> For now
> I think I'm fine, just long-term there is a lot riding on the bolt.
> Kind of "torques" me that once again a "complete" blau kit isn't so
> complete.  In as much as they include new main-shaft seals with the  
> kit,
> they know that bolt needs to come off, so why the hell isn't it  
> included?
> Not only that, but their complete tool kit also failed to provide a  
> seal
> remover for the cam seals they include in the parts kit.  (rant off).
> Derek P

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