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Re: SS EM Studs

At 07:23 PM 12/9/99 -0800, you wrote:
>Not to rain on anyones parade here but anybody thought about the wisdom of
>putting on a ss stud that is stronger into an aluminum head.  Instead of a
>broken stud you may have a stripped head hole.  I'll take the broken stud
>any day of the week.
>Let the 2 week technical discussion begin.
>Pat Martin
>86 4000csq turbo, 2 1/2 cat back, H&R-Boge, MC and loving it.  Drilled and
>stopping it. Koenig Cobra 16x7 with Yokohama Avs intermediates turning it,
>K&N and uh..
>84 4000sq  AKA: The beater.
>95 subaru legacy
>Bothell, Wa


Why not helicoil the head at the same time?  My mechanic is doing this, 
says it works great.


> >
> > >For Huw and others out there who like stainless steel hardware, and
> > >the normal breakage of Audi/VW EM Studs, Autotech is now offering
> > >steel exhaust manifold studs.  Price on their website was $36.95 for a
> > >of 10.
> >
> >
> > Exxxxxcellent...This should come in handy with all of the studs I just
> > bought from Rod @ TPC...Damnit, I should have waited.  Oh well, they can
> > backups...What IS the appropriate way to go about protecting the EM while
> > having it look good?  "Jet Hot"?
> > There never seemed to be a consensus on this...
> >
> > Brendan
> >


Tony Lum                                  1987 5000CS Turbo Quattro
Berkeley, California, U.S.A.                1985 4000CS Quattro
Audi Owner/Driver/Mechanic by Necessity ;^)   1980 5000S Sedan
QCUSA Member #6885                            1987.5 Coupe GT