[urq] Removing URQ headbolts for the first time?

Buchholz, Steven Steven.Buchholz at kla-tencor.com
Tue Mar 20 18:43:15 EDT 2007

... I'd say wrench away!  Chances are that the bolt would shear somewhere in the middle if at all ... and once you have the head off you should be able to grab onto the shaft and remove.  Hey, in a way you'd be creating the Audi tool that you stick into the block to guide the head back into place!  :-)

I'd expect that triple square can handle as much torque as you'd care to apply ... 

Steve B
San José, CA (USA)
> I'm replacing my head gasket on my 83 URQ and need to remove the headbolts,
> however, my first thought was they would come of "somewhat easy with a short
> ext bar"...NOT!
> I have the correct triple box 12mm adapter, but since I dont want to shear off
> the bolt applying sideways force with an extension bar, does anyone have an
> secrets? I thought about using an impact wrench? anyone have an thoughts on
> that too? In the same manner I dont want to strip it out either? The triple
> box socket fits pretty snug but as many of you know, things happen fast with
> an impact wrench (thats assuming even the impact wrench has enough torq).
> Or are these bolts really that strong? that i dont need to worry?

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