[Vwdiesel] Engine ID...DIY is best

Mark Shepherd mark at shepher.fsnet.co.uk
Thu Feb 10 11:03:55 EST 2005

David wrote
"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."

You could be right about the upgrade to star from hex, but
looking at my resources the only change was torquing stages
(4)from (2).. BUT that's Haynes for you; so....
All academic now though.. Wait till Hagar fires up  he loves
this engine...:op

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