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Old 08-31-2009, 03:38 PM   #21
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Well mine only loosened once, and now that I think about it: I NEVER re-tightened them after putting it on initially way back when even before I got my car started for the first time. So they quite possibly might never back out again since the car has already heat cycled and what not.

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ok since this is street-chat and I've not been to the track with the current setup but it NEVER loses nuts and bolts, here's my simple description of what I have:

stock hardware at the head (gasket, studs, original nuts), mild steel long tube header with 1/2" head flange.

8mm studs from ATP hand threaded into turbo flange of manifold
no gasket
8mm "audi turbo" style copper nuts from ATP (or audi or porsche) tightened to my best effort (25-30 ft lbs give or take?)

same thing on turbine outlet (8mm, hand tight + 25-30 ft lb audi copper nuts)

**** stays put for tens of thousands of miles.

you guys need more free universal threadlocker: rust
Good to hear. I'll keep it in mind if they loosen ever again.
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Old 08-31-2009, 03:43 PM   #22
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