[Vwdiesel] Injector boss cracks

Johann Koenig explosive at hvc.rr.com
Sun Dec 26 19:23:34 EST 2004

On Sunday December 26 at 03:57pm
Val Christian <val at swamps.roc.ny.us> wrote:

> My experience is that everytime I think I can "just make the wrench 
> work on this fastener" and avoid impact, I get burned.  It's amazing
> but I break less with impact.

I was replacing my front strut mounts, and was putting the whole thing
back together, when I went to tighten the camber adjustment bolt with an
impact gun. Now, I had already tightened the bolt on the other side this
way, as well as the other bolt that holds the strut to the A-frame. But
someone had lost the nut, and replaced it with one that was just a hair
too big. Just as the nut was starting to torque down, it stripped. I'm
actually happy this happened, because it forced me to replace the bolt.
Left the way it was, I probably would have ended up wrecking the car
when it worked its way free at a later date ...
-Johann Koenig

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