[Vwdiesel] TDI blunder

LBaird119 at aol.com LBaird119 at aol.com
Sun Sep 26 23:03:24 EDT 2004

What I should have done:  30 ft-lbs, 44 ft-lbs, 90º, 90º.  What I did:  
40 ft-lbs, 60 ft-lbs, curse.  I'm thinking that I wll have to remove the 
(stretch) bolts and replace with new since it's overtorqued to an 
indeterminate degree.

  Now just think about this a minute.  :)  You torqued only 16 ft-lbs 
over spec and then added another 180 to that.  The difference in degrees 
between 44 and 60 ft-lbs is what?  between 5 and 10 degrees?  That's 
less than a 10% error.  Not ideal but I don't think  you need to worry 
about it at all.  You have another 180 to go after warm up and retorque 
and then 600miles and retorque (unless your gasket doesn't do the same 
as the 1.5 and 1.6 gaskets).  It's a small error with stretch bolts.  IMO 
of course!

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