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I have done a timing belt and waterpump change today on my 1.8 8v cabby, the bolts for both pulleys were in a really poor state and I had to use easyouts to remove them.

Does anyone know the sizes or can you direct me to where I can purchase them?
Thanks
Luke

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My mk1 scirocco has normal bolts and my mk1 golf has Allen key head bolts so you could fit either, but if I was replacing mine I would fit normal bolts so you can use a spanner/socket to undo them next time.
Also smear a little copper grease on them so they don't seaze on again.

I believe they are M8 X 12

Volkswagen - socket head bolt with hexagon socket head (N 0147067) Teile Katalog (Pats Catalog)

If you do go for bolts fit some washers as well.

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1988 Mk1 Golf GTi Cabriolet 1.8cc DX, K-jet. Daily drive. 300,000 miles and counting
1978 Mk1 Scirocco GLS 1.6cc FR, Webber carb. Weekend toy.

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Thanks Mark, yes I think a bolt type would be better as they were a real pain to get out👍

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You may not have the clearance on a socketed or hex headed bolt.  Which ever way you go apply never-Seize to the threads and you will never have an issue getting them out.

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Briano1234 said

You may not have the clearance on a socketed or hex headed bolt.  Which ever way you go apply never-Seize to the threads and you will never have an issue getting them out.


👍 Thanks

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Briano1234 said

You may not have the clearance on a socketed or hex headed bolt.  Which ever way you go apply never-Seize to the threads and you will never have an issue getting them out.



You were right, I couldn't get a normal he head bolt in I had to use the cap screw types like the originals👍

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You know after I posted that I remembered that some Golfs and Cabriolets have 2 pulley's on the WP.  
They have 2 belts running on the wp one from crank wp, ac, alt.  The outer pulley from the Crank WP to power steering.

On the Dual pulley they actually use hex headed bolts.
I am lucky that I have my name written on my undies as I have trouble remembering things.  I am very fortunate to have a Great Hardware store with metric studs Allens and bolts out the wazoo…



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Lukewilson said

The bolts for both pulleys were in a really poor state and I had to use easyouts to remove them.


What I have found that works better and faster is Spraying the Bolt or broken stud with PB-Blaster and let it work for a few minutes.

After waiting or while I am waiting I break out my Left-Handed Drill Bits and my corded 3/8 Variable Speed Reversing / Hammer Drill.

I Choose the drill bit that is about a little less than the diameter of the bolt core not the head.  Center Punch and With the drill in reverse I attack the bolt the steel will cut to a point then catch the bolt bind and Back out of the hole as fast as you are drilling.  I use it alot on those rotor screws.  The reverse hammer action shocks those suckers loose.

And there is nothing easy about easy-outs they either work, or break.I suppose you could of just drilled the heads off as easy as that is as well.
 

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