[Vwdiesel] Engine ID...DIY is best

David Cook vwdieselbunny at yahoo.com
Thu Feb 10 10:33:04 EST 2005

Well, you can argue that he should have known that
11mm bolts have hex and 12mm have star.

However, what he told me was to pull the bolt out and
measure the diameter of the shaft of the bolt.

If what I just read in a former post was true, then if
I had found star bolts, it would have been possible to
have 11mm bolts that have been replaced with
aftermarket star-type stretch bolts sometime in the
engine's past.  Luckily I found a hex-type bolt and
know what size it takes.


--- Mark Shepherd <mark at shepher.fsnet.co.uk> wrote:

> This mechanic doesn't know VW's so act with
> caution...
> The mere act of trying to stuff a  star  into any of
> the
> bolts will clean it so that you will then see if
> it's hex or
> star; yeh???
>  Which will tell you all you need to know...
> Miser

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