[Vwdiesel] ARP studs

mikitka mikitka at earthlink.net
Wed Feb 2 19:03:25 EST 2005

I just got off the phone with ARP and the tech I spoke with said that they
don't carry any for the 1.6 diesel but if we supplied them with all the
correct dimensions  they could put something together and probably have it
in stock just need to put it together and could be shipped the same day. So
since I don't have all the measurements, could someone call up ARP and give
them that? They are open till 1630 hrs PST. It might be cheaper than RW and
have the same quality.

-----Original Message-----
From: vwdiesel-bounces at vwfans.com [mailto:vwdiesel-bounces at vwfans.com] On
Behalf Of Roger Brown
Sent: Wednesday, February 02, 2005 2:53 PM
To: Vwdiesel at vwfans.com
Subject: Re: [Vwdiesel] Vwdiesel] bob slater/boltophobia

SLATERSFB at aol.com wrote:
> I have just heard of these Raceware studs. What is the advantage over
stock stretch bolts. Cost seems high.

They can be reused, they are *SO* much easier to install, just torque down
to 58 ft.lb. as I recall in 3 steps and re-torque
once and you are done.  None of this gut-busting 90-degree cranking on the
stretch bolts.  And it makes installing the head
nice, the suds guide the head right down into place, sure you can use old
bolts or dowels, but it is part of the stud.  And the
clamping force is more consistend, since you are not subject to a false
torque reading is a bolt bottoms out in the block and
you are only torquing the nut on top of the stud, and not twisting the whole
bolt.  I have Raceware on my 1.9D engine and ARP
head studs on my Toyota, they are both excellent.  I do think the RW studs
are a little overpriced, the ARP stud kit was just
about $100 for my Toyota 4-cyl. engine, vs. about $170 for the RW studs.  I
think ARP has something that will work for the VW
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