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can't find the part # for my flywheel bolts

Discussion in 'Elite Explorer 911!' started by Lacky01, October 24, 2012.

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    1. Lacky01

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      I ruined two of my flywheel bolts getting the flywheel off! I went to the salvage yard and nearly all of the trucks had different bolts than mine does. The one truck that had the same bolts I was unable to retrieve them due to rust and an incorrect socket. I have a 98 with the OHV and 5-speed. the bolt pattern on my flywheel is 8 bolts, while the pattern on every other truck was 6 bolt. I believe the six bolt pattern is the flex plate on the automatic explorers.
      I called the stealership to order them, but he only had a part # for a set of six. He was unable to tell me what kind of head the bolt has or anything. the ones I need have an external Torx head. (12mm?) the ones on the autos were a shallow hex head.

      I emailed fastpartsnetwork and they gave me the same answer: "I can get them $ 3.99 each sold in QTY6 Plus freight". I'm waiting for them to reply with their part #.

      does anybody know what I'm talking about?
       
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      Why not just measure the old bolts and order some new ones from a fastener supply or industrial supply company? Probably a heck of a lot cheaper that way too. And you could order 12 points instead of e-torx. But personally I just hate torx fasteners.
       
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      There is one of those fastener supply places in Salem I'll have to try.

      I got a reply from fast parts network and they gave me the part # for what they were gonna sell me:


      according to this:
      I'm gonna check out the F77Z number... might be what I'm looking for
       
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      I went ahead and ordered both sets of bolts. I am thinking the SOHC ones are what I need considering they come in a set of 8. I ordered 8 of the OHV ones too just in case I'm wrong. unfortunately neither sets are returnable considering they are special order. kinda pissed me off :^/

      I tried the only nut/bolt supply place in Salem but they only do industrial applications.

      I'll have a definitive answer next weekend...
       
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      Well the "F77Z-6379-AC"s intended for the SOHC were the correct bolts for my truck. :dunno:

      I'll sell the other set on Ebay.

      The correct socket for working those bolts was a 12mm Star. I bought a set of star flavored torque wrench sockets at Harbor Freight for 8.99
       
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      Do you know what size and thread they were
       

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