Originally Posted by Hal900x
Do you think a failure to preload would cause immediate major damage to the CSB?
I don't. Purely anecdotal, but I remember reading a thread pertaining to this on R3V (I think in the 24v swap section) where lots of people said they hadn't preloaded theirs and their cars were fine. I'm not saying it doesn't matter if you do or don't, but I can't see it causing, as you said, immediate major damage. I think you've got something else going on.