03-16-2010, 10:34 AM
I have a question, I am new to VWs and how to work on them, i put in new CV axles on my 83 GTI and the bolts of the axle part that goes into the gear that drives the axles, bolts are coming loose one backes out all the way, i did put about 25 foot pounds on them is that not enough? Hopefully i described it easy enough for you guys
03-24-2010, 10:33 AM
Are you using a shop manual to get the torque requirements? (I'm at home now and my manual is across town in the workshop.) However, if you're using the right torque and the bolts still back out use some lock tite on the threads.
03-26-2010, 01:56 PM
The correct torque is 33 ft/lbs
So re-torque them, as I have never had a bolt back out that was torqued correctly, and I have been driving water cooled rabbits for 30 years.