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Old 04-25-2010, 01:41 AM   #21
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Yeah, I learned about this one from experience, too. There was no major gushing, I just noticed that the left side of my engine was starting to get dirty / oily. Spent a bunch of money replacing the oil lines to and from the turbo, the VC gasket, etc., before somebody showed me the light. Bought a new bolt, cleaned up the filth, and it's been spotless for years now.
Holy ****!!! Now I know where the perpetual seeping leak is coming from.
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Alright I just wanted to make sure I didn't need to actually crank the **** out of it. Time to get the driveway resurfaced I guess, that's what I get for being lazy about maintenance.
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Old 04-25-2010, 02:24 AM   #23
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How hard are you guys torquing this thing?
Spec is 14 to 19 ft-lbs.
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Is M8X1.25X45mm the length of the original bolt or is 45mm the proper length to use once you've removed the AC?
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Old 04-25-2010, 03:47 AM   #25
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9979-40-850 is the OEM part number for the non-AC bolt. M8x1.25x45mm is the hardware store equivalent. The original bolt won't fit because it's about 3" long, since it holds the A/C bracket on for some inane reason.
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Holy ****, this is my problem too
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newbs....the whole lot of you!

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Old 06-03-2010, 06:47 PM   #28
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I finally got around to doing this today, went by the hardware store and bought the correct bolt, correct by what size you guys recommended on this thread. I noticed though that it seems like only nearly the bottom of the bolt actually catches thread? I ran the bolt into the hole and it acted as if the hole was for a 10mm bolt instead of 8 but then it caught and tighten up by the last 4-5 threads I would assume. This the same situation for you guys?
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