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Old 01-20-2013, 07:33 PM
stephenson stephenson is offline
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Hi Ferdman,

I think the issue is likely overblown in some respects ...I had never had any issues with my bolts until they were so way over torqued ...the combo of over torquing, lack of lube, and a car I drive very seldom probably all contributed.

Frankly, the single thing that everyone could do, based on a light reading, is to use anti-seize on the bolts. Won't solve gross incompetence by the Pneumotorquemeisters, but is pretty easy to insist on, along with a torque wrench.
George Stephenson
1991 350 SDL (200K and she ain't bent, yet)
former 2002 E320 4Matic Wagon - good car
former 1985 300 CD - great car
former 1981 300 TD - good car
former 1972 280 SEL - not so good car
a couple of those diesel Rabbits ...40-45 mpg
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