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- Nov 24, 2003
- Millersport, Ohio
- Schmutz, 2015 Golf Sportwagen DSG & Schnurren, 2001 Golf GL 2 door 5M
Yes, to re-use. They may have been torqued to spec, but they can't do that twice.
Peter, as mentioned my Marty (Jetaah above) the 3 16mm headed long horizontal bolts are not torque to yield fasteners. Yes yours and many other kits come with replacement bolts for these, and I thank you all, but the torque spec is 33 ft-lbs. on these. no plus 90 or anything excessive.
the 2 18mm headed vertical bolts that bolt the two halves of the aluminum motor mount together are always replace and are torqued to 74 ft-lb as well as the 2 16mm headed vertical bolts that mount the upper half of the motor mount to the body with their torque spec of 30ft-lb plus 90*
I would say that the 3 horizontal bolts were not all properly torqued (which is not easy with the amount of access available on a MK4) and that the lower back one backed out, the forward one snapped in half on a bump in the road allowing the motor to shift on the top back one to contact the aluminum skidplate, eventually bending it and then breaking the corner of the block off when it just got to be too far out of alignment.