Exhaust bolt types?

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harr2969

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One of my manifold -> turbo bolts was partially stripped, so I replaced it with zinc plated low grade steel bolt. Thoughts? (should this be temporary?)

None of the three bolts are the inverted torx type... so all aftermarket I guess.

I understand they are M10 x 1.5 x 50 flange bolts, and that I should ideally stick with a lower grade (2-5) for exhaust because the higher grades can be more brittle and harder to remove should they snap ... I'm up in the air on stainless vs some plating.
 
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I prefer coated 10.9 grade with copper never seize.

The key is don't break bolts.

When you do run into a tight one heat it.

When you break one, just mig-weld a nut on & back it out in place.

When welding it super heats the broken stud or bolt and it comes right out.

Drilling is for losers.........unless you are screwing.
 
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Not VCDS related. Moving to General VW/Audi Repair.

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Maybe I understand that better now. Sorry. :(

I guess what I'm taking away from that is that forum is only for issues that relate to codes - maybe update wording on the other forum from

"Car is broken? Got fault codes? Ask here."

to

"Car is broken? If it involves VCDS, ask here, otherwise use the General VW/Audi Repair forum"

Might help sometimes. My rule of thumb is if it's possible to mis-understand it, it will be misunderstood by someone. :) My goal is always to make text completely 100% unambiguous to avoid that.

Just my .02c... hope it helps.
 
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