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    1. Member NickWhiteVr6's Avatar
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      07-24-2012 02:51 PM #1
      Am currently installing tt 264/260 cams into my 24v when i noticed this ( 4 studs total like this)

      the cam cap stud has like a skinny point towards the bottom of the threads where as the other 24 are like this .

      I have an r32 head in my basement and i checked that head and all 28 studs are the same. Is there a reason for this? or is this a mistake?

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      07-24-2012 09:53 PM #2
      these nuts/studs have a very lightly torque spec and this one was definitely over torqued, this caused it to stretch like this, you will need a new stud, most dealerships do not have one in stock but can get one for you in a few days, I recently had this exact same problem, I overtightened one and stretched it out.

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      07-27-2012 12:32 PM #3
      Appreciate the reply. And Gotcha. That makes sense but the car has never been taken apart before and only 60k on it. You think this is a factory mess up? Luckily i have an r 32 head in my basement that I took a stud from. Thanks again.

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      07-27-2012 02:34 PM #4
      could be factory mess up, but I sure hope not, the torque spec is really low, something like 41 inch lbs or something, you can easily over tighten like i did.

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      07-27-2012 04:50 PM #5
      yea i saw that like 3.6 ft/lbs. hand tight hah. thanks for your help.

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      07-27-2012 08:42 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by NickWhiteVr6 View Post
      yea i saw that like 3.6 ft/lbs. hand tight hah. thanks for your help.

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