[Vwdiesel] Calling all cars
vbriggs at stny.rr.com
Mon May 15 23:58:09 EDT 2006
A couple questions about the crank bolt, What grade is it, ie, an sae
grade 8, or I believe a metric class 10.9, roughly the same strength,
spend the money and get a few of them and then have them tested for
tensile strength. I forget what the tensile and shear strength of a
class 10.9 bolt, but the amount of torque applied for the application
should have not been enough to overly stress the bolt. By having them
tested, and if they come in a bag, save it because the bag should have
the lot # and batch # on the bag, both very important numbers. If they
are determined to be improperly heat treated, then you have a very good
case for a civil suit. The down side is your most likely going to have
to front the money for the testing, which, depending on the lab, won't
be cheap. I'd expect to spend up to 2K to have a lab test them and put
their reputation on the line. What ever you do, good luck.
On May 15, 2006, at 6:14 PM, The Canadian Guitar Festival wrote:
> Below I have quoted some correspondence that concerns my 1.9 Turbo
> Ironically, between my posts here and that of the lengthy 'taped'
> conversation between myself and VW Canada concerning the five dollar
> bolt that cost over 2000.00 in damages at 240k, I think I have the
> basis for
> a very strong lawsuit.
> Why the fuss you may ask?
> Because after replacing the head and the other parts needed to get
> back on
> the road, that five dollar bolt has come back to haunt me.
> Yes it's true.
> The new five dollar bolt which was just purchased at the local VW
> has broken at less than 3K.
> I am back to where I started. The head is seized.
> THe work was done by a liscenced mechanic btw, and was done to correct
> It is my strong suspicion that there is a flaw in the manufacturing
> of said bolt.
> My work in the entertainment industry has myself on a first name basis
> every publicist in the country.
> I am asking everyone here in this group to speak to the subject of the
> nefarious crank bolt. If anyone has documentation or anecdotal input
> to this
> topic, please post to this group as there may be a basis for a class
> Del Vezeau
> Del Vezeau
> Vezco Productions Inc.
> 163 Main St.
> Odessa Ontario
> Canada K0H 2H0
> 1-888-506-1418 (North America)
> 613-386-8879 fax
> vezco at cogeco.ca
> At 04:28 PM 23/03/2006 -0500, you wrote:
>> Thanks Sandy,
>> I've finally found a complete head at a wrecker in Winnepeg. After
>> done the pressure test, and it has passed that, I'll be spending
>> 500.00 on
>> it + shipping.
>> THe bolt that holds the crank pulley literally broke in half...and
>> dollar part sure has escalated.
> My Bentley says the bolt is a stretch bolt, and must be replaced (!)
> time it is removed, by the appropriate VW part. The instructions say
> should be clean, lightly oiled, (no threadlock) and torqued to90NM,
> then turned 90 degrees further to stretch it (1/4 turn)
> Conidering your mileage, you might also want to do the front crank seal
> while the sprocket is off.
> Glad you found a head, the price is right.
> You have probably already found out that there is no key in the
> sprocket, notwithstanding, there is a slot for one in he shaft....
> This is
> normal. the sprocket is FRICTION driven. the sprocket bolt is to be
> to 45NM, 33ft-lbs. Hold the sprocket with a lever of some sort (pic of
> suggested tool attached) so no torque is applied to the shaft while you
> tighten the bolt. The notch at the back end of the shaft where you
> lock it
> with the timing locking plate will snap right off if wrenched against
> tightening the bolt.
> Any other questions, fire away, I have the book.
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