[Es2] Another day another $$

Jimmy Pribble Jimmy at texasbankers.com
Thu Mar 31 09:23:23 EST 2005

> The bolt had been over tightened by 
> the hack Canada shop and  the stripped the bracket out.

>From the UrS4.com Timing Belt FAQ:

"34. Install the belt on the water pump and cam pulley. Install the
tensioner. Note that the Bentley says to torque the tensioner bolts to 15
ft-lb - NOT!  These bolts are only 6 mm and I stretched one before the
cheesy feel and belated common sense kicked in at 11 ft. lb. A 6 mm bolt
commonly takes 7 ft. lb of torque. I replaced the bolt, put on Loctite, and
tightened using my wrist-o-meter torque wrench."

Apparently, your shop does not have the same good common sense as Fred
Munro.  Sorry to hear about your trouble.  Glad to hear you caught it just
in time, though.  Congrats on getting your car up and running!



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