Washers on torque converter bolts?

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  1. Scouder

    Scouder New Member

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    Is it typical to put washers under the bolt heads that hold the torque converter to the flexplate?

    Are the bolts something specific, or can I use standard grade 8 stuff?

    When I took this thing apart I put the torque converter bolts in a safe place so I wouldn't loose them. Now I can't find the flippin' things. Sure as hell, as soon as I finish putting the TC in with different bolts they will show up.

    -Brian
     
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  2. 560Jim

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    I know what you mean about the missing bolts - strange how they seem to show up later !:) We had problems with converter bolts coming loose. Our solution was 1/2" unf grade 8 bolts, hardened washers with inside chamfer to bolt and nut on other side of converter lug. More than you asked for I know and the simple answer is yes- its a good idea to protect the flexplate and bolt.
     
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  3. secondwindracing

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    I second 560Jim...Dave
     
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  4. d jackson

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    i am with jim560 as well
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  5. Scouder

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    Thanks guys.

    Don't have room for the nuts on the backside, but I'll do the rest. I think I have some chamfered washers somewhere (probably sitting next to the converter bolts I can't find).


    -Brian
     
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    secondwindracing top alcohol

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    Brian, if you cant find them let me know the size and i will make you some and send with your tool..Dave
     
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  7. Scouder

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    Will do.

    -Brian
     
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    WOW you can make a guy a new tool :D...........Doc:cool:
     
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  9. Scouder

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    It's 18" long too! :eek:

    -Brian
     
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