[urq] Front Damper torque

dgraber460 at aol.com dgraber460 at aol.com
Mon Nov 30 18:35:18 PST 2009

All Audi DIYers;
For any doubters that an impact wrench install will shear the crank damper key, I have photo proof IT WILL! Won't attach pics here per list rules, but will send to any inquiring minds.
My 3B 20V went spark dead some time back and I have now finally been able to pull the damper. The bolt was so tight I could barely break it loose with the proper VAG tools, but the key was broken completely off upon removal.
Scary stuff!! Cam timing stayed close so no worries about engine damage (whew)!
It is a good day indeed when you find a sure repairable cause for an issue.

Dennis Graber 

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