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Has anyone purchased new connecting rods (standard) recently? I did, and there is a washer-looking item on top of the nuts. I don't want to crank them open until I know I'm not torqueing against something that needs to be removed. anyone know how?
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That "washer" is there to be staked into the slots on early conn rods - has nothing to do with "protecting" anything. VW did away with those and went to a "plain" rod nut without the flange in the `70s (if I'm using that style of rod, the nuts get Loctite). The rods you bought must be either rebuilt early-style or new repops using that design.