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    new head bolts?

    Are new head bolts required if im changing the cylinder head?
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    i always renew them on any car

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    Yeah its good drills to change them for fear of them stretching
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    Quote Originally Posted by tankie2ndrtr View Post
    Yeah its good drills to change them for fear of them stretching
    They 'are' stretch bolts...

    Change them 'every' time... buy VAG ones though and not pattern bolts from a motor factors... once you have done the first torque pattern, go over them again as the centre bolts will loosen as you tighten out to the outside of the head... same torque of course but you will notice the inner 4 will require at least another 1/8th of a turn before hitting initial torque again... do this before doing the final 180 degrees tightening...

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    Ok thanks for your help, any chance you could link me up with what im looking for as im not having much luck

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    You need to go to an Audi dealer or TPS and buy them... don't buy a cheap headgasket either... GSF do Elring head gaskets which are OEM suppliers... these are cheaper than the Audi one but essentially the same gasket... don't buy the bolts from GSF though... they are nasty looking

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    ARP have some new design head bolts were you tighten them to yeild and then untighten then repeat the process 6 times to get the best clamping force. Sounds mad to me but thats what ive heard there saying you should do with there new bolts they got. They also got some new loctight stuff out too.
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    Oe bolts are stretch-bolts..
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