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    1. Member haf1zur's Avatar
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      Feb 20th, 2006
      UK Golf R32 2004
      05-21-2012 01:24 PM #1

      Fitted arp bolts to the main caps and noticed that the nuts dont cover the bolts flush

      Is it safe to run like this or should i remove the washers?

      Just spoke to arp technical support and the guy mentioned they dont do a kit for the 3.2L and the kit i have is for a 2.8/2.9 (P/N 204-5403)

      Now since its only the difference of the washer, should i just back the stud out a couple of threads so the nut sits flush with the top of the stud?
      Last edited by haf1zur; 05-21-2012 at 01:35 PM.

    2. Member IMAN973's Avatar
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      Jun 1st, 2006
      Big Turbo Land NJ
      08 2.1L Fsi 67'd SFWD Gti, mk2 67'd VRT Jetta
      06-22-2012 03:19 AM #2
      Quote Originally Posted by haf1zur View Post
      Now since its only the difference of the washer, should i just back the stud out a couple of threads so the nut sits flush with the top of the stud?
      Thats what i would do. I would not remove the washer or leave the nut not fully threaded.

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      06-23-2012 02:11 AM #3
      I had the same picture on my VR 12V engine. Seems ARP main studs are a bit short. I didn't want to lose 1-2 nut threads so I backed that much the studs.

    4. Member Schnell VR6's Avatar
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      07-15-2012 08:47 AM #4
      I would make ARP send me the proper fit bolts... I don't know what you are running but I have a high Hp R32 and don't have any room for guesses. Either way If you just backed the stud out from the block a bit and retained the washer then torques the nut cap to specifications then you should be fine as long as there is at least 3-4 threads covered in the block from the stud then it should hold.

      Good luck with it man.

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      08-13-2012 01:00 AM #5
      Ive run them like this on 600+ motor with billit main caps and no problems, they are a bit under cut but not a problem.
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    6. 08-15-2012 11:00 PM #6
      i backed out the stud so the whole nut fits. i used the crank scrapper as the washer and the side that had no scrapper I used a washer. No problems with the main caps or bearings.
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