[s-cars] Torque Question
Larry C Leung
l.leung at juno.com
Tue Jul 20 17:07:21 EDT 2004
Whoops. Yeah, you're right. Saw NEA's aluminum crossover tubes at
last weekend. Really NICE pieces. Not sure (if you have the steel ones)
worth the $$$, but they are really WELL made (their TIG welder does nice
the best piece was their 1.8T intake manifold. It was beautifully smooth,
light. Not much of a heat sink though, so it'd have to be shielded to
keep things cool.
LL - NY
On Tue, 20 Jul 2004 13:46:05 -0700 "Gabriel Caldwell" <gabriel at ts.bc.ca>
> I said Fred. He reported having a steel crossover tube.
> Gabriel Caldwell
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Larry C Leung [mailto:l.leung at juno.com]
> Sent: July 20, 2004 1:41 PM
> To: Gabriel Caldwell
> Cc: CaptMagu at aol.com; munrof at sympatico.ca; s-car-list at audifans.com
> Subject: Re: [s-cars] Torque Question
> I wish, but unfortunately, not. On the 95.5 (and I believe, earlier
> that) it's plastic.
> Just finished doing the hoses, and most definitely confirmed that.
> was done.
> LL - NY
> On Tue, 20 Jul 2004 10:54:16 -0700 "Gabriel Caldwell"
> <gabriel at ts.bc.ca>
> > Fred,
> > 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
> > on
> > my
> > 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.
> > LL - NY
> > On Mon, 19 Jul 2004 22:06:34 EDT CaptMagu at aol.com writes:
> > LL
> > Caution, those clamps are very strong. I have over torqued them
> > 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
> > -
> > ----
> > Larry;
> > 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
> > I
> > can apply with the clamps :o)
> > Fred Munro
> > '94 S4
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