ARP head studs for TDI-
This is the Official new ARP Head Stud for 1.9 VW and Audi Turbo Diesels
Are you losing engine coolant because of high boost pressures lifting the head? The stretch bolts specified by the factory are not up to the task of holding down the head under these conditions. Please don't confuse these bolts with the back-cut chrome-moly Ford Cosworth studs ARP formerly provided for the TDI's... Those are not up to the task in a modified TDI.
kermaTDI is proud to say that we worked with ARP's master distributor and ARP's engineers to specify a new head stud made from the patented ARP2000 material that are up to the task of handling extreme cylinder pressures in a modified TDI. This is the Official Kit From ARP with all the correct specifications fitted and tested on an ALH block and ALH head
If you have a "leaker' head gasket, these studs could very well "heal" it, without removing the head!! Simply remove each existing head bolt, one at a time, in the torque pattern specified in the factory manual, torquing each to 80 ft lb on the first pass, then 100 ft lb, and finally to 125 ft-lb for final torque. If you use the ARP-provided lube, there is no re-torque required!
We now have in the ARP head stud specified by ARP for use in VW and Audi 1.9 L TDI. Check with us for full application guides, but certainly ALH engine applications are covered ]
To avoid last minute problems , please don't wait for your car to be down... to order these. They sell faster than they are being produced.
Here's an excerpt from the info ARP sent me.
I think it will include 2003
ARP -The world leader in fastener technology has just released a new Pro Series ARP2000 head stud kit for 1982-2002 VW/Audi 1.6L and 1.9L Turbo and Non-Turbo diesel applications. The application covered by this listing include the following engine codes: