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Old 01-07-2013, 04:11 PM   #4375
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2002 WRX - 750WHP
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Originally Posted by PearlRex11 View Post
That sounds perfect than. I would dab some grease on the shoulder bolt where it contacts the u joint even though it's probably not necessary. It might squeak later on though. Any luck with the adjustment?
I'll see about greasing it. I think it depends on how tight it ends up. The OEM setup is pretty sloppy and doesn't need any grease. If I want it to have less play then I'll probably put a little lube on it.

I haven't played with the adjustment. I am hoping that the nut just backed off and the rod didn't actually rotate (which I think is likely). Then I can just tighten the nut back down and it will be fine.

Originally Posted by abrumlev View Post
That honestly sounds like a better option than This happened to a friend's e90 335xi (with a c clip). We did a very similar thing and used a spare c clip off a wastegate I had lying in the garage.
Yep, I think it is. I talked with some of the design group at work (I am an engineer) and they agreed with my thought that a shoulder bolt is the ideal solution. Their thought was that cotter pin was simply a cost cutting measure (same with the c-clip).
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