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Date:         Thu, 29 Nov 2001 07:03:39 -0800
Reply-To:     Ben McCafferty <ben@KBMC.NET>
Sender:       Vanagon Mailing List <>
From:         Ben McCafferty <ben@KBMC.NET>
Subject:      Re: Missing Exhaust bolts
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There is a copper version of the Nylock nut--looks cool, works great, doesn't melt. tx, bmc :) "Faith will move mountains, but you'd better bring a shovel...."

From: Frank Condelli <RAlanen@AOL.COM> Reply-To: RAlanen@AOL.COM Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2001 07:35:36 EST To: vanagon@GERRY.VANAGON.COM Subject: Re: Missing Exhaust bolts

In a message dated 11/28/2001 4:43:08 PM Eastern Standard Time, LISTSERV@GERRY.VANAGON.COM writes:

Re: Missing Exhaust bolts

This problem of the stainless steel bolts coming loose is quite common. I have found that by using Nylock nuts solves the problem. The nylon locking device does melt somewhat but will keep the nut from coming loose and you will be able to undo the nut if you need to but you will need to use a new nut afterwards. If one could find an all metal stainless steel lock nut that would be much better. We have tried all kinds of hardware suppliers with no luck. One other soloution is to double nut the bolts, locking one nut againt the other. Another reason the bolts coming loose is that the doughnut gaskets, especially if your using fiber ones, crush down after time & heat, and cause the bolts to come loose. We have found that by inserting a steel sleeve in the doughnut gasket will solve this problem. All doughnut gaskets now being shipped with the STEBRO/Vanagon Stainless Steel Exhaust Muffers & J-pipes <> are of this new improved type. You can most likely get a muffler shop in your area to make these up for you.


Frank Condelli Almonte, Ontario, Canada BusFusion <> a VW Camper camping event, Almonte, ON, May 30, 31, June 1, 2, 2002 '87 Westy & Lionel Trains Member: Vanagon List <> , LiMBO <> , IWCCC <> & Capital City VW Club Vanagon/Vanagon Westfalia Service in the Ottawa Valley STEBRO/Vanagon Stainless Steel Mufflers <>   Frank Condelli & Associates <> or


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