[Vwdiesel] Head studs

LBaird119 at aol.com LBaird119 at aol.com
Wed Oct 13 23:46:47 EDT 2004

> RaceWare uses a finer pitch in the nut area. Makes torquing a
> real-smooth event! I.E., you don't have to grit your teeth and make
> funny faces while torquing.

  Studs vs bolts sure are a pain when removing the head though.  Gotta 
come up straight and with a NA manifold arrangement, they have to come 
off first, the studs come out or the motor mounts mostly removed and 
the engine rotated forward, to pull the head.  Dad's being a TD just 
was difficult to pull up straight.
  Looks like I'll need a set of valves for it.  Intakes may be warped, I'll 
find out tomorrow probably but all are too short since I'd set them up 
for the old, seats ground, head. I somehow screwed up and had most 
of them set for 4.10mm shims instead of 3.70mm.  <shrug>  Anybody 
need a good deal on some TD exhaust valves?  Still good, just don't 
want to start with 4.40mm shims, if they come that thick.

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