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Old 04-07-2013, 04:28 AM   #1
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Windstar Manifold bolts

While i was doing the windstar swap a while ago i snapped a couple of the bolts that directly hold the manifold down. To finish the job quickly i used the stock ones with a ton of washers, but now that i'm trying to clean the engin bay i want to get all those rusty washers gone. My question is does the unthreaded part of the bolts seal oil or any other fluid in the motor, or could i just use fully threaded bolts? Thanks
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I'm not to sure about that, you can just get the wind star bolts from the junkyard from another wind star can't you?

Curious question though. How did you get the windstar to fit under the hood of your car without raising or something?
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I don't think their is any fluids in that part of the engine anyway, I could be wrong though the coolant might be going through there.
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I don't think their is any fluids in that part of the engine anyway, I could be wrong though the coolant might be going through there.
I don't think there is.
I mean the manifold bolts right on to the lower manifold straight to metal the only thing that passes through them is air.
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Its probably more to line everything up than to seal it
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Ok, so i should be able to just use normal bolts? And Sam it fitted fine with an angled throttle body spacer and removing the hood insulator!
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Yeah you can always just put some silicone on it to
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i'm pretty sure the bolts just go straight through, they dont seal anything
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Sweet, I'll go pick up some full threaded bolts in the right size then. Thanks for the help guys
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