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Upper left engine bolt

Postby Glenn » Mon Jan 27, 2014 7:45 am

The upper left engine bolt, but the clutch arm, can be a problem to get to and many times POs (Previous Owners) simply leave it out.

I use a 17mm swivel socket on a 24" extension to get it on. But if that doesn't work you can replace the standard M10x70 hex heat bolt with a socket head and a washer. The Allen drive will really lock into the socket head and stay there so you can get it tight.

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Re: Upper left engine bolt

Postby Raj » Mon Jan 27, 2014 7:50 am

nice tip Glenn. I use a lock washer on mine too, so as Im cinching down on it, I know it wont move.
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Re: Upper left engine bolt

Postby BusBq Bill » Mon Jan 27, 2014 6:41 pm

Glenn not all of us are fortunate enough to have an allen hex socket set. Using an allen bolt could financially hurt some.. :lol:
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Re: Upper left engine bolt

Postby Glenn » Mon Jan 27, 2014 6:52 pm

BusBq Bill wrote:Glenn not all of us are fortunate enough to have an allen hex socket set. Using an allen bolt could financially hurt some.. :lol:

that's some DVG humor right there.
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Re: Upper left engine bolt

Postby ainokea » Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:30 pm

What is the problem with putting the top left bolt in. I've never had a problem with it so I'm curious. Ainokea
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Re: Upper left engine bolt

Postby Glenn » Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:34 pm

People are lazy.
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Re: Upper left engine bolt

Postby SUMTHING » Tue Aug 02, 2016 6:42 pm

Nice one Bill !!
we know that the early bird gets the worm however,
the second mouse gets the cheese.
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Re: Upper left engine bolt

Postby BusBq Bill » Wed Aug 03, 2016 6:48 pm

lol old post haha
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