2000 A6 2.7T driveshaft removal

Dave Fain kf21857 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 27 16:28:30 PST 2012

I was able to get one of them out with difficulty.  It did have red loctite
in the threads and came out as you described.  I will attack the other ones

On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 10:57 AM, Louis-Alain Richard <laraa at sympatico.ca>wrote:

> According to ETKA, these bolts are "bolts with hexagon socket, self
> locking,
> M8x48 mm".
> So, they are very probably "loctited" in there, hence your difficulties.
> Usually, they just need a good effort to start but that's it.
> Clean the hexagonal holes, buy a new good high-quality socket (or an
> L-shaped allen key), slip a length of tube over the handle of the ratchet,
> and crack them with a good push. In fact, they won't "crack", they will
> begin to move slightly and the resistance will diminish slowly after a few
> turns. It's the same feeling as when you're about to snap a rusted bolt
> :-).
> Heating the head should destroy the bond, but I doubt that sufficient heat
> will reach the Loctite that is 48 mm away from the source of the heat.
> Louis-Alain
> -----Message d'origine-----
> The Allen head bolts on either end of the driveshaft refuse to budge.
> Before I get a bigger wrench and strip out the heads, are they installed
> with Loctite or something that would require heating?  I was expecting to
> see Torx fasteners but they are regular Allen head bolts.
> thanks,
> Dave

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