FW: are mc engine flywheel bolts of the stretch variety?

Livolsi, Stephane Stephane.Livolsi at investorsgroup.com
Fri Oct 4 11:14:55 EDT 2002

Yes, I am doing the rear main seal and you just made me realize that I DO
have to take the flywheel off for that.  (believe it or not, I had
forgotten) I only expected to have to take the flywheel off in case it was
in need of resurfacing or replacement (unlikely, but possible)

General consensus is that they are not stretch.  Like you say, it's probably
a good idea to replace them, but availability might be an issue in my neck
of the woods.

Thanks for the input

> ----------
> From: 	Michael Gough[SMTP:mdg3369 at newtsplace.com]
> Sent: 	October 3, 2002 7:41 PM
> To: 	Livolsi, Stephane
> Subject: 	Re: are mc engine flywheel bolts of the stretch variety?
> The Bently says replace them. They're about 3 bucks a piece (what a f'n
> rip
> off)
> BUT! The flywheel is something that you absolutely don't want to come off!
> I've seen the damage they can do, flying off of the crank at 7000 RPM can
> total the car and the driver. Given this, I'm putting new bolts in.
> However,
> to do a clutch job, you don't even need to take the flywheel off....Why
> are
> you taking it off? Maybe you're doing the rear main seal?
> Mike

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