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Offline Agent47

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Head bolts
« on: July 22, 2012, 12:04:25 am »
Hi guys, tried stripping my spare engine down today but got stuck on the head bolts. The local Halfords didn't have the part and hoped you guys would know of a place i can get my hands on one and the exact name for it. The bolts look identical to the ones in my old Passat Gt, but that was many years ago and you know how little tools go missing with a few moves of address.
Thanks

Offline xandyx

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Re: Head bolts
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2012, 01:07:40 am »
try gsf and ask for specific g40 head bolts, as they are a bit shorter than other polo's

Offline randombadger69

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Re: Head bolts
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2012, 09:24:32 am »
If you mean the tool for these, then you need a 12mm spline tool. Sealey sell a good bit set, which spares can be purchased individually for. Otherwise Draper also do a set very similar.

like this..

http://www.burtonpower.com/multi-spline-bit-set-3pc-8-12mm-dra12768.html

Offline dub-disaster

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Re: Head bolts
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2012, 06:10:53 pm »
try gsf and ask for specific g40 head bolts, as they are a bit shorter than other polo's
other way round genuine g40 bolts are slightly longer and higher tensile rated.gsf won't sell genuine g40 ones either vw only fir these or maybe bartek
« Last Edit: August 01, 2012, 06:20:10 pm by dub-disaster »

Offline Andy

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Re: Head bolts
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2012, 06:40:31 pm »
Bartek ones are the wrong length too, but almost as expensive as VW.

Offline PeteG40

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Re: Head bolts
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2012, 07:13:21 pm »
a company called BGA do g40 spec ones.. they are 10.9 tensile strength and 98mm length

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Re: Head bolts
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2012, 11:14:26 pm »
Where can you buy these bga ones from Pete ?? Where the g40 ones 10.9 or 12.9??

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Re: Head bolts
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2012, 12:07:13 am »
g40s are 10.9.   i got em from ebay!

Offline Weeman

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Re: Head bolts
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2012, 07:31:46 am »
I bought 10 from VW yesterday just for ease. They say there was only 19 left in the UK, and once gone that will be it! So anyone who wants some there is now only 9 left somehow....

It seems lots of Engine parts are now obsolete too :(

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Re: Head bolts
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2012, 07:38:59 am »
tbh, what matters is whether they have them in germany or not, not vw uk.  They can get them on back order from germany... its when they go obsolete you need to worry!

Offline Weeman

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Re: Head bolts
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2012, 08:41:38 am »
Yeah he said they were obsolete, once the uk ones are gone they couldnt get anymore. The parts guys are normally fairly good here as they managed to soucre me a lower rear cornor that was meant to be obsolete. It came from somewhere in uk that had it on the shelf, it was one of four left but had been written off the stock as slow moving parts.

Spark plugs are the same, they had 16 of them left in the UK, but once gone that was it as obsolete in germany too.