[Vwdiesel] bolt reuse

LBaird119 at aol.com LBaird119 at aol.com
Fri Apr 8 18:14:53 EDT 2005

Just a one question.  Since I have to pull my pistons back out to see why
the rings didn't seat and the engine only has 5k on the rebuild, it is a
good idea to replace the connecting rod bolts and nuts, correct?  Does
anyone have the part numbers handy for these out of a 91 ECO TD 1.6?

  I've had shops tell me I HAVE to replace the rod bolts since they're 
When I exclaim back at them about why on Earth!!???  Then each one 
has come back with "Oh, that's a diesel isn't it?  Nevermind then."  
Apparently only the gassers got stretch bolts and we never even replace 
them at the dealer (may have been before they implemented them).  A 
friend's shop never has either and has never had a failure. 
  No need to replace them that I know of.  :-)

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