Spaten, Read here:Is the procedure outlined somewhere on the site? I remember doing this on my 03 and it was a extremely simple job, but as mentioned the 06 were redesigned. I just bought a 06 w/ 3700 miles on and would like to fix this as soon as I take delivery.
And moreWhen I pulled the adapter on my 07 to change my belt it appeared that it came from the factor with thread locker on it. When I put it back in I used blue locktite. Have had no issues with it working loose.
This is a picture of the setup I used to torque the bolt. I ground flats on the side of the 32 MM deep socket so that I could hold it with a wrench while I torqued the bolt.
:winkWorking from memory here as I'm not home where I can check it to verify. The deep socket is a thin wall 1/2 inch drive 6 point.
The smaller socket is a 1/2 inch drive 6 point impact socket. I used it because my 3/8 drive socket in that size is a 12 point and I wanted a 6 point for that much torque.
As you surmised, a 3/8 extension will not pass through the 1/2 drive socket so I had to use adaptors to go from 1/2 inch to 3/8.