Front Strut Bolts and Washers.

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Front Strut Bolts and Washers.

Post by GTXGTXGTX » Sat Dec 11, 2021 9:57 am

Hi, Changing the front struts on my GTX and have some issues.

1) The camber bolts are OK but the eccentric washers are missing. Standard washers are present. Is this a problem?
2) The non camber bolts are extremely rusty. I have some marine 316 m12 x 50 bolts that are identical (except coarser thread) can I use these? Or are genuine vw replacements required?

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Re: Front Strut Bolts and Washers.

Post by james butler » Sat Dec 11, 2021 6:02 pm

mark carter was selling these i think or alternatively vwheritage do
i would use the orignal spec bolts as the fine thread will apply a lot of pressure at the rated torque.
if you use a coarser threaded bolt it wont apply the same pressure and may come undone.
https://www.heritagepartscentre.com/uk/ ... -bolt.html
https://www.heritagepartscentre.com/uk/ ... asher.html
https://www.classic-vw.co.uk/mk1-golf-c ... 4185-p.asp
https://www.classic-vw.co.uk/camber-was ... 4954-p.asp
https://www.classic-vw.co.uk/mk1-golf-c ... 4956-p.asp


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Re: Front Strut Bolts and Washers.

Post by GTXGTXGTX » Sat Dec 11, 2021 6:35 pm

Thanks James


Have fitted what I have. (Cambers original. Lower bolts not original) Will order and replace when they arrive.

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Re: Front Strut Bolts and Washers.

Post by GTXGTXGTX » Sat Dec 18, 2021 8:12 am

Vw Heritage out of stock. The other website wanted £46 for 4 nuts and bolts. I think I will keep looking. However, thanks for the links.

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