[Vwdiesel] Retorquing ARP racing studs

Sandy Cameron scameron at storm.ca
Sat Jan 31 16:12:29 PST 2009

Methinks , confined in your frozen soddie too long in  this winter of your

At 01:50 PM 31/01/2009 -0600, you wrote:
>To torque or not to torque.
>That is the question...
>Alas, when man instill his fair steed with new gasketry, doth the gasket 
>nay compress yet more?
>To compress, yet not have allowance for such compression doth seemly 
>convey leakage past yon ill compressed gasketry.
>Retorque I must, but only to spec.
>For here, spec be a reflection of FINE thread and clamping forces not 
>attainable by mere coarse threaded fasteners of dubious origin, plastic 
>in nature, and length defined by the whim of the installer.
>Should good workmanship involve reading the manual for which fine ARP 
>product did spring, final torque values may be produced, reflective of 
>proper clamping force for such threadform.
>And now, I must bid adieu for the nonce.
>To live is to wrench.

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