Driving my turbo 3.2 TT has always been a lot of fun. But one thing always kept coming back, almost to haunt me at night: The bolts that connect the turbo to the manifold were always coming loose.
At first, I thought: let’s find bolts that won’t get loose. Simple, no? I had the Audi S4 stainless steel “locking” bolts installed, to find out they broke 3 weeks later… My tuning guy decided to solder them in place. We both didn’t like the idea, but hey, I was really fed up. And I had a track day coming a few days later… You know what? After one day at the track, it still came off! The soldering didn’t work as it melted or broke off, not sure. But anyhow, I still had a problem.
My tuning guy came up with an idea, and I sure hope it’s the last time we go through this. He proposed the V-Band Clamp. So it was installed on December 23, 2010. Let’s see if it holds.
While I was on the spot, I took a few pics with my iPhone. Look at the 4th pic. There are interesting vehicles where I bing my car. In the background: a Porsche GT3 and an Audi RS4.