Replace IM bolts with studs?
quattro at isham-research.com
Wed Jan 16 16:49:44 EST 2002
> I may take my 86 5ktqcs to a shop and let them fix my ticking EM.
> to be very familiar with the 10vt. He said that he likes to replace
> bolts with studs, thereby reducing possibility of stripping the
> inserting the IM bolts. He says that he installs studs to reduce
> issue. He mentioned that he may have a hard time
installing/removing the IM
> in the future. I am thinking that the bolt holes could be enlarged
> in removing/installing.
> What do you think?
Find a shop that knows how to use a torque wrench. The mind boggles
that this guy has 'experience' - that means he's screwed up other cars
Inlet manifold screws are tightened to 25 Nm (18 lb ft). They cannot
strip at this torque.
With proper tools ( see
http://www.isham-research.com/quattro/urquattro_manifold.html ) it
takes 15 minutes to remove an inlet manifold - absolute tops.
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