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Old 08-15-2008, 01:55 PM
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So...the mountains suck. Any advice or anybody want to pick some **** up, ship it to me and I'll pay you for your time, I'm getting annoyed and this is all I'm missing to blow my car up.

-The local Ace only carries standard automotive studs..and would cost to much to get them ordered. Forgot to check for fuel **** because I wasn't sure exactly what I needed at the time.

-Our Lowes...sucks. bad. like...horrible. Not even what I need for the fuel line. Or anything. Nothing that small

-Advance Auto blows, worse than lowes and don't have any fittings, couldn't find any studs that fit the turbo. And aren't bright.


-ATP wants $1 per stud and $1 nut + $17 dollars shipping...so honestly it would be worth more to pay a member than to pay that...here is what I need. so it would be like $60 bucks for 12 studs, 12 nuts, and 2 feet of drain line...does that seem like rapage...or is it just me?

http://www.atpturbo.com/Merchant2/me...egory_Code=FST

http://www.atpturbo.com/Merchant2/me...egory_Code=FST

Stuff I need:

Oil:
3/8th NPT to 5/8" slip-on fitting for oil drain
2 ft high temp line...I actually haven't looked for this locally, I'm assuming lowes would have a high temp rubber?

Turbo: I need studs and nuts for a greddy manifold and turbo, figure a few extra if I toast the studs/nuts
12 - 8mm x 1.25 studs
12 - locking nuts
(and where can I find nordlocks? for less than $2 a piece from FM)

Fuel:
1/8 NPT to 5/16th barb
5/16 Barb Tee
21/64 bit
1/8 NPT tap

How much should that cost? I've had like 3 threads on this making sure it is what I need, but I honestly can't find anything locally and I just want to put the car under the knife and get it done already.
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Did you check mcmaster.com? Could be cheaper.
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Advance should have all the barb fittings with the nuts and bolts on the little rotating stands (should be near their "help" section) they should also have the tap and some cheap locking nuts. As far as the studs go you'er probably just going to have to suck it up and order them.
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I could not find the fittings I needed at Advance. They just said if they aren't on the stand they don't carry it. Yay customer service. lol.

I'll have to go back to make sure I have everything written down so wherever I go I can just show them instead of getting confused looks.. I'll check out McMaster. thanks.
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If you go back to advance and they tell you they don't have it tell them to go **** themselves and tell you what the local warehouse store is (they always have the most stock in the area) they get two trucks in a week and whatever is sold early in the week has a replacement arrive later the same week so they will almost always have it in stock. (former AAP employee here...unfortunately, but it does have it's perks now that I'm not there anymore including a still valid employee discount code!)
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try any car dealership parts dept. audi will have the nuts you want and may likely have studs too. just make sure the guy behind the counter is smart enough to find a stud and nut.

edit: updated with part numbers you may find useful at an audi dealer:

8mm studs: N 044 411 5
8mm copper magic nuts: N 900 850 01

no promises that those are right but might help the dude find what you want.
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Originally Posted by y8s View Post
try any car dealership parts dept. audi will have the nuts you want and may likely have studs too. just make sure the guy behind the counter is smart enough to find a stud and nut.

edit: updated with part numbers you may find useful at an audi dealer:

8mm studs: N 044 411 5
8mm copper magic nuts: N 900 850 01

no promises that those are right but might help the dude find what you want.
Think a VW dealership would have the same ones? I gotta get some parts from one anyway for the GTI.

Thanks man

EDIT: Found a few online...they LOOK about right...found some online. I'll have to call around and see if I can get one to test fit...can't find the ******* nuts...bastards
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Stuff I need:

12 - 8mm x 1.25 studs
12 - locking nuts
(and where can I find nordlocks? for less than $2 a piece from FM)

I bought all this with the exception of the nordlocks from advance auto. What you do not see is that all advance autos have a "nuts and bolts" section in the back. I usually just ask and they let me walk back there. Source the grade 10 nuts/washers there. The studs can be sourced from the "Help" section also, labeled as a "water pump kit" or something similar.

Fuel:
1/8 NPT to 5/16th barb
5/16 Barb Tee
21/64 bit
1/8 NPT tap

All the barbs for the DIY are available in the help section of advanced auto as mentioned above.
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Help section. k.

Thanks.
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If you want 20% off at advance then look up the store number and street address of the store on the "other end of town" from the store you frequent. Then go in and when they are ringing you up tell them you're an employee and your number is 304534, if they ask you what store you work at tell them the street name of the one on the "other end of town" have all this memorized just in case they ask when you go in. Also look for someone in a red/black shirt to ring you up they are the pawn's, guys in white/black are the managers.
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I've got a friend of mine thats a manager of a store back home...might just send him a list of ****...

or go pay him a visit.
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I found grade 8 and 10 studs and bolts for my setup at Autozone or at an Ace Hardware store. They were fairly cheap. I used regular locking washers with mine and they work just fine. Nothing every came loose so far.
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Try making friends with a shop that does a lot of business with the advance. Shops get varying discounts depending on the part and how many parts they typically buy from the store. Big shops that give the store a lot of business can get better discounts than the 20% that employees get.

<-- Also a former AAP employee
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Awesome. Picked up the oil pan fitting and the 1/8 NPT -> 5/16 hose at Advance.

FINALLY found some 8mm studs at a random *** little automotive shop. Awesome guys.

Need to find those magical nuts...and go by lowes and find a 5/16 T...
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Default Volvo Parts Nutz And Studz

IM AT A VOLVO DEALER here in Charlotte


here is a pic of the 3 common studs we use...

and the magical metal "i guess they are nordlock" nuts...

I never paid any attention to prices, but good lord they are rediculus exp for the nuts.. When were putting one back together. we have to use no matter what... give me a ring if you need, i can prob provide THE LOCK nuts at 4.75 ea... thats my cost!!!

Just shows if you look around you can find more...

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YES IM BORED AT HERE AT WORK...
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badass...I may have to contact you about the locknuts if I am not satisfied with what I can find locally.
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