[Vwdiesel] TDI blunder

H.Hagar h_hagar at prcn.org
Mon Sep 27 12:14:33 EDT 2004

Shalyn and all :    I am in total agreement with James and Loren ---- relax
no need to hit the panic button just yet.

But not being a mechanic--- like you  , and considering all the troubles you
had .     I think I understand your worry. 

I did some tests on bolts ----and high strength bolts take a lot to break.

Some 1/4 inch bolt did not break till about 100 foot pounds. (by memory).

And if you use studs ?   you are in good shape in the block , because you can
utilize all the threads.

Look up a torque table for high strength bolts  and that should put your
mind at ease.

In these archives one of our members posted a program about torque.  If 
I find the link I shall post it here.   Very handy program.(big).

IMHO  --- you are NO where near a blunder.   But say it out loud for our
non metric friends ----WATCH OUT FOR NEWTON'S.


PS :   we had a Newton glowplug in the past ---now that was a BLUNDER.
And by the way my tables say  1 Newton meter = 1.35582 foot pounds.
1 to 1.4 ? RELAX.  ( what the hell is a nekton ?). A lot of us want to see that TDI do its thing again.

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