Broken Wheel Bolts
scirocco at vintagewatercooleds.com
Thu Jan 27 19:27:31 EST 2005
What wheels are you using? Are they Aftermarket? If so, are they
1981 Scirocco S (TDI swap project)
1988 Audi 90 Quattro
1990 Corrado TDI
1991 Cabriolet (2.0 crossflow 8v project)
Kneale Brownson said:
> Anybody faced this before:
> http://www.pbase.com/kneale_brownson/image/39122017 Those holes you can't
> see through have broken-off ends of wheel bolts in them. The broken
> are at http://www.pbase.com/kneale_brownson/image/39121870
> I was wondering why I was hearing a strange noise.
> The Bolts were tightened by hand and torqued with a torque wrench, a
> process I've done many, many times. I checked bolt tightness again after
> about 100 miles of driving. Nothing was loose.
> Any guesses as to why the bolts broke?
> Any suggestions for removing the broken off stuff? Since taking the pix I
> have bathed them in Kroil. I have a set of those reverse drill bits with
> extractors. Do I need to be accurate in centering one of the bits? The
> exposed surfaces are uneven. Should I use the largest size I have?
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