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Re: [T3] Problems Update

On 12 Jan 2001, at 15:56, Herman Haustein wrote:

> While removing the head I found I had lost
> 3 casesavers. These were done only 5Kkm ago with a rebuild. So I'm
> going back to the machine shop to get them to do it for free. Anyway
> What should I demand that they do ? which casesavers should they use?
> should I go to 10mm studs(I have these)?

I don't know what can be done to fix this. Are there oversize case 
savers? Were you using 8mm studs? If so, did you realize that the 
torque spec is different for them?

If you torque the 8mm studs to the 10mm specs, the actual 
tension on the studs will be higher, which would make them likely 
to pull out. 8mm torque specs can be found in the manuals for the 
late Beetles where these studs were used.

The 8mm studs are better and if properly used are less likely to 
pull out, so I'd stick to them if possible.

If the only thing the shop can do would be to install the 10mm case 
savers, then I'd recommend getting ALL of them replaced, just to 
keep the forces on the heads equal during warmup.

Jim Adney
Madison, WI 53711-3054

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