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EdwasRed
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Bell housing bolts

Post by EdwasRed » Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:09 pm

Looking for advice.

Does anyone know which bell housing to m88 block bolts should be used when replacing a Getrag 280 with a 265/6? Can I reuse my existing bolts from my 280 (they are star heads) or do I go with those from a 265/6?
Thanks.
1985 635CSi M Euro M88

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Brucey
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Re: Bell housing bolts

Post by Brucey » Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:07 pm

I think that you can use either provided

a) they are the correct length and threading and
b) there is enough access around the bolt head to get the right tools in.

The bolt lengths vary because the thickness of the bellhousing flange may vary in thickness and the threads in the engine block may vary in depth too.

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