[Vwdiesel] More Dasher?

Roger Brown r.c.brown at ieee.org
Wed Jun 27 22:51:01 EDT 2007

William J Toensing wrote:
> Ordered the 12mm ARP racing studs & tapped the block bolt holes out to take the new studs. Question? With the ARP racing studs, would you stay with the same torque limits as in the Bentley, go higher or lower? Would you go 600 or 1,000 miles & re-torque or start the engine, warm it up, re-torque when warm, let cool & re-torque. Guess there are many schools of thought on this, Loren, what do you recommend? I would think it better to re-torque when the engine is cold as metal expands when hot, contracts when cold. I plan to use anti-seize on the studs to make them easier to remove at a later date, unless you recommend against this. Expect the studs to arrive on Thurs. & work on the engine on Friday.

My Raceware studs recommend 3 step torquing to 50 ft.lb. (engine oil for lube) then run 
the engine to temp, cool down and re-torque to 50 ft.lb. again.  Compared to torquing the 
stretch bolts, the studs are a real pleasure to tighten.



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