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    VR6 hub nut torque - plus suspension, useful instructions.

    Hi,

    A while ago I posted about the VR6 hub nut torque:

    http://the-corrado.net/showthread.ph...-sticky-please

    Anyway, I just thought it would be useful to post a document I found recently that gives a decent explanation of "plus suspension". It's about the Passat VR6, but is applicable to our cars. It more or less confirms the conclusions in the thread above.

    The problem I have is that my car is now eating bearings on one side, although the other side has been fine since doing it a few years back. I reckon either my torque wrench is out or maybe my wheel bearing housing is distorted.

    Anyway, hope people find the attachment useful.

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    Page 20 Talks about the hub spline problem i had :! Blimey, thought no one knew, even the Technical people at VW were confused.

    Jolted splines it says on there, i just altered all mine with the dremel to get rid of the compressed splines.....ffs, hope it all works out ok....

    Bummer

    ---------- Post added at 10:09 AM ---------- Previous post was at 10:08 AM ----------

    http://the-corrado.net/showthread.ph...hlight=splines

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bowen View Post
    Page 20 Talks about the hub spline problem i had :! Blimey, thought no one knew, even the Technical people at VW were confused.

    Jolted splines it says on there, i just altered all mine with the dremel to get rid of the compressed splines.....ffs, hope it all works out ok...

    [/COLOR]http://the-corrado.net/showthread.ph...hlight=splines

    If anyone wonders what i'm on about
    lol gutted, just keep an eye on the hub nuts,

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    Its weird that one side of my car had these compressed splines and not the other, maybe its had a new hub already.

    Either way its a bad design imo as my hub had been abused by people in the past to get it on and off.

    I can't see it coming undone, will threadlock the hubnut on i think
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    Good info - stickied!


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    A torque wrench needs looking after

    1. Dont leave the wrench set to a torque for any longer than required

    2. Don't use it as an extra long bar to undo tight bolts

    3. Don't drop it !!!

    4. Speak to your local garage (large one) as they tend to have a companies come around to check and alter the calibration of the tools on a regular basis, see if they will get yours checked.

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