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2jhanna 07-16-2020 03:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Mongo01tj (Post 41022525)
It's not a through-hole. The two on either side are, but the lower one isn't. Threads into the housing. I agree, not sure how important it is, but I am seeing a seep of fluid from that spot. I've cleaned everything I can reach to determine if it's the rear main seal, which is my suspicion.

Sorry, you are correct, not a through hole. I just finished my rear main seal and "have been" it that area very recently. Either way, I don't think it's real picky if you did want to try a tap, even if you did have to make a trough hole.

Good luck on your leak correcting. For the past several months I've been all around and under mine fixing leaks.

2jhanna 07-16-2020 03:42 PM

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Mongo, I find it hard to believe that it's a "special", and like I said above, I've been in this area a lot lately. I just took my screw out, it's not Machine threads, rather, more like a lag bolt, or large sheet metal bolt.

I compared it to a 5/16 lag bolt in my hardware bin. Almost identical, my lag bolt threads were just a little coarser.

Dale M. 07-17-2020 08:31 AM

Generally metric bolts and nuts are pretty much standard and available in most auto parts and hardware stores..... IF needed to get online.

http://belmetric.com

Dale

Mongo01tj 07-19-2020 08:18 AM

2j, thank you. My leak appears to be coming from inside the cover...I have a feeling this is going to exceed my abilities.


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