[s-cars] Torque Question

Gabriel Caldwell gabriel at ts.bc.ca
Tue Jul 20 13:54:18 EDT 2004


I think your crossover tube is aluminium.

Gabriel Caldwell

-----Original Message-----
From: Larry C Leung [mailto:l.leung at juno.com] 
Sent: July 20, 2004 5:18 AM
To: CaptMagu at aol.com; munrof at sympatico.ca
Cc: s-car-list at audifans.com
Subject: Re: [s-cars] Torque Question

Fred, Hap, list;

Thanks for the advice gentlemen. Guess I'll have to be REAL careful on

crossover tube. Never knew the clamps could actually form aluminum in a
round tubular shape. I always thought round tubes could take just about 
anything. Now I know.


On Mon, 19 Jul 2004 22:06:34 EDT CaptMagu at aol.com writes:

Caution, those clamps are very strong. I have over torqued them and they
will collapse alluminum tubing and they have also given me a nice even
ring of depression all the way around an alluminum tube. I use a little
3" 3/8 ratchet that I use to finger tighten only. 

Hap, fingerin dahkine in Evahboost, Maguire 

I tightened mine until the springs were about half compressed. If you
compress the springs completely you lose the constant torque effect.
If you have the plastic cross-over tube you may want to back it up with
steel exhaust tubing inside or be careful with the torque to keep from
collapsing the tube. My UrS4 steel cross-over tube takes all the torque
can apply with the clamps :o)
Fred Munro
'94 S4
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