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Old 11-17-2013, 08:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Diesel911 View Post
I looked at mine to day while I checked the Auto Trans Fluid and I was surprised to find that while I have the Nut on the Engine part of that Gold Colored Bracket I do not have a bolt; it is missing just as the OP's picture.

I have had My Manifolds off once and I have no recollection of a missing Bolt, having trouble getting a Bolt in or losing a Bolt???
Chasing the holes with a tap helps. I chased all my holes, and cleaned everything PERFECTLY when I made a new exhaust. Even with neversieze, it was all still a pain.

I'd still recommend getting a 1/4" grade 8 bolt and nut to slip past the threads and clamp it together with that.
$60 OM617 Blank Exhaust Flanges
$110 OM606 Blank Exhaust Flanges
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