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I know this has been brought up in the past but this happened to a customer of mine today whist on idle outside the workshop...

luckly i fixed it for him woth no problems but it could of quite easilly become a very expensive bolt had he been doing 80 on the motorway when it decided to break...

Please replace your crank bolts with one from a dx engine any problems i will supply and fit for cost just so this dosent happen outside our workshop again..

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For those of us who're completely stupid the crank bolt would be the one that keeps the crank pulley timed, right?

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For those of us who're completely stupid the crank bolt would be the one that keeps the crank pulley timed, right?

 

yep,its just snapped? :shock:

 

is this a common thing on the g60? :? !!

 

and dx engine as in mk1 1800 8v?

 

neil.

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yep,its just snapped? :shock:

 

No, I have a VR. Just trying to fill some gaps in my G60 knowledge.. :)

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Liking the new laptop Daz...

 

Oh sorry - what am I looking at? :lol:

 

(Use Macro mode next time ;))

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For those of us who're completely stupid the crank bolt would be the one that keeps the crank pulley timed, right?

 

Yes this is the main crank pulley bolt which holds the crank pulley onto the crank and in which the cam belt runs around hence not a good thing to break on you.

 

I will post prt numbers up but im sure there on here allready if you use the search...

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Why wasn't the pulley keyed or something? Would seem like a better approach to me. Anyway, yeah, sounds like this is one of those things VW should have mentioned in the service schedule or something..

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The pulley has a woodruffe key but the stretch bolts can snap on high mileage cars...

 

Banannaman and Henny have been victims of this....

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Bananananananaananananananaman? lol

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Nice one Darren!

 

I had this happen to me too, the day after I bought my car. Luckily there was no damage done. But it’s a real worry while you wait to find out if there’s any damage.

 

Its also just happen to my mates G60 two days ago. He posted the story on the Dubforce forum. We haven’t got the broken part of the bolt out of the crank yet. We won’t know if any damage has been done until we get the broken bolt out (nightmare) and try turning the engine. At the moment it looks promising as he was going slow when it happened and the bottom pulley is still on the car but has popped out a bit. Think the water pump pulley has hopefully saved him as its jammed up against that. It may have slipped a couple of teeth on the timing belt but hopefully that’s it. His car has a Jabbasport big valve head on it too!! He’s gutted but optimistic, could be very expensive though!! What makes it worse is he had Awesome replace it about a month ago to prevent it from happening!! Any ideas why its happened? Think maybe Awesome didn’t torque the new bolt correctly?

 

 

Darren, I need to tell him not to get another G60 bolt then and to get a DX engine code replacement bolt?

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Glad to say I had this bolt fitted @ my last round of work at Stealth for that peace of mind. So Bobby, if you're reading this, one less thing to worry about mate! :)

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yeah this didnt happen to me cause I replaced mine, didnt use nutlock, snapped the woodruff key on the pulley cause of 2 much power? and then just paid tillmans german car specialists 1000 US to find the problem and fix it. felt great about that one.

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The part numbers you need are...

 

Non stretch bolt - N 040 106 4 (VAG)

Washer - 068 105 193 A (VAG)

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The bolt had gone on my syncro. The car left me at the side of the M6 after appearing to run ok for 25miles after picking it up.

I changed the bolt as a matter of course but the car failed to start. I had checked the timing marks but it still wouldn't have it. I then checked to make sure number one piston was at the top. It wasn't........ The bottom pulley had no woodruff key in it. The crank slot was a little bit worn but not where it mattered. A nice secondhand pulley from Awesome and it started first turn of the key.

 

Now using a DX bolt obviously. FIT AND FORGET.

 

Gavin

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When mine snapped it took 2 of the exhaust valves with it. Luckily I managed to get 2 new valves for £12 each and got the valve seat re cut so they didn't leak and job was a goodun.

 

For the sake of a £2 bolt just change it to be on the safe side and forgwet about it.

 

I was a little pissed off when mine broke coz 2 days before I had heard about henny's biting the dust, so I went and got one but hadn't had time to fit it, which was the next thing on my list of things to do!!! :mad:

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can you just whip the old one off and fit a new one without having to set the timing again? i take it just remove the plastic cambelt cover?

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can you just whip the old one off and fit a new one without having to set the timing again? i take it just remove the plastic cambelt cover?

 

Its the crank bolt dude - you only need to remove the small cover under the wheel arch...

 

You need car in gear and someone hard on the brakes, and a torque wrench upto 200Nm I think...

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