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07-19-2020 08:18 AM
Mongo01tj 2j, thank you. My leak appears to be coming from inside the cover...I have a feeling this is going to exceed my abilities.
07-17-2020 08:31 AM
Dale M. 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
07-16-2020 03:42 PM
2jhanna 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.
07-16-2020 03:00 PM
2jhanna
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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.
07-16-2020 01:23 PM
Mongo01tj
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Maybe I'm off-base here, but since there's nothing life/death about this bolt, plus the bell housing being aluminum, and the hole is a through-hole, how bout running the closest tap though there and appropriate size bolt.

Sure beats running all over town, mail order, and junk yard.

Edit, I just realized I typed mail order, I guess I'm old.
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.
07-16-2020 12:29 PM
mukluk
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Originally Posted by 2jhanna View Post
Maybe I'm off-base here, but since there's nothing life/death about this bolt, plus the bell housing being aluminum, and the hole is a through-hole, how bout running the closest tap though there and appropriate size bolt.

Sure beats running all over town, mail order, and junk yard.

Edit, I just realized I typed mail order, I guess I'm old.
How many box tops are needed plus postage and handling?
07-16-2020 12:07 PM
2jhanna Maybe I'm off-base here, but since there's nothing life/death about this bolt, plus the bell housing being aluminum, and the hole is a through-hole, how bout running the closest tap though there and appropriate size bolt.

Sure beats running all over town, mail order, and junk yard.

Edit, I just realized I typed mail order, I guess I'm old.
07-16-2020 11:49 AM
Mongo01tj It's a discontinued part from Chrysler. After further research, the GM part is self tapping. Next call will be to a salvage yard. Do I even need it? Uhg?
07-16-2020 08:42 AM
mukluk M8x2.12 is not a common thread pitch that you're likely to find in a hardware store. Normally you'll only find M8x1.0 or M8x1.25 bolts.
07-16-2020 08:31 AM
BlueFl.Wrangler your local hardware store should have them
07-16-2020 08:25 AM
mukluk A quick internet search turned up this bolt which seems to match the size and thread pitch: https://www.gmpartsgiant.com/parts/g...-11508154.html
07-16-2020 08:14 AM
Dr. Internet For all of your fastener needs:


McMaster-Carr


https://www.mcmaster.com/screws/hex-...hread-size~m8/
07-16-2020 07:59 AM
Mongo01tj Of course, it's a discontinued part. Any idea where to find one? Google is pretty empty...
07-16-2020 07:37 AM
Mongo01tj Thank you!!
07-15-2020 09:54 PM
mukluk The bolt shown in your gallery is one of the clutch dust cover plate to bellhousing bolts. Those come in two sizes, so it'll either be an M8x2.12x16 or an M12x1.75x50. If the one missing is the very bottom one circled in the picture, that's the M8 bolt.
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