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Every time you think you will remember, you don't - What is this bolt?

Xylene

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1998 Ford 5.0L - I have this bolt sitting around during my engine rebuild, so I know it came off the car. The new bolt came with my head bolts, but I honestly cannot remember where it is supposed to go, nor do I see a place for it to go.

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looks like an accesory bracket bolt.
That is what I am hoping and as the build goes along its location will become apparent. I have no idea why it came with each set of my new head bolts, its about the same size.
 
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there is at least 2 accesory bolts which penetrate into a coolant passage. Corrosion renders them unusable. LIke the water pump timing cover bolts---

Remember this as there will be the same hole on the rear sides of the heads which need to be sealed with threaded plugs.
 
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That looks to me like a exhaust manifold bolt with a accessory stud. You might not have needed it for your rebuild.
 
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Obviously you don't need it now, so can I have it?

That could be one of the lower timing cover bolts, or one of the corner intake bolts, it's a bit long for a manifold bolt.
 
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Lower timing cover (for the starter wiring harness) is what it -looks- like to me, but why would it be included in a set of head bolts?
 
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On the driver sides head there is an accessory bracket. This bolt is one that should be used for the head. It looks like I will be removing one of the bolts from that sides head and replacing it with the one meant for this accessory.

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What goes on that bracket? I don't have it installed on mine.
 
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What goes on that bracket? I don't have it installed on mine.
If I remember its a single plastic bracket that holds the ignition wire to the spark plug, its a whole lot of metal and brackets for a single wire. Ether that or its a bracket for the O2 sensor wire
 
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Well, the good news: It a external component. Imagine if was internal? But it clear be a component support like other guys wrote. You need to compare with diagrams manual . Maybe it not necessary to change it if you place the component in other support or position...
 
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At first glance i was thinking exhaust manifold bolt with the tab for the dipstick.
 
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1998 Ford 5.0L - I have this bolt sitting around during my engine rebuild, so I know it came off the car. The new bolt came with my head bolts, but I honestly cannot remember where it is supposed to go, nor do I see a place for it to go.

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It looks like a front cover bolt to me there's several of them actually
 
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1998 Ford 5.0L - I have this bolt sitting around during my engine rebuild, so I know it came off the car. The new bolt came with my head bolts, but I honestly cannot remember where it is supposed to go, nor do I see a place for it to go.

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This looks like the starter assembly bolt.
 
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MakinJeepsWeep!

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Its times like this that make it nice to know people on here really do work on things and are not google warriors. From a picture on a computer we all can narrow down where a bolt goes. Congrats to everyone on here!!!
 
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