Fordmods Logo

3 bolt/6 bolt pressure plate for E series Flywheel 


Page 1 of 1 [ 1 post ] 

 Post subject: 3 bolt/6 bolt pressure plate for E series Flywheel
Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 9:56 pm 
Technical Contributor
User avatar

Age: 53

Posts: 5616

Joined: 14th Jan 2005

Gallery: 10 images

Ride: 96 XH/97 EL

Location: South Coast
NSW, Australia

It's been mentioned on previous threads that EBII onwards went to a 6 bolt pressure plate as opposed to a 3 bolt as in EA-EBI. My EBII workshop manual still shows a 3 bolter, so don't know if this is fact or not.
Obviously the 6 bolter has a stronger mounting due to the extra 3 bolts. I assume this is really only necessary if the pressure plate uses a higher clamping pressure. Both installs use the same diameter clutch (I6's that is).

I've got the gear together for a conversion on my wagon, but all I could find was a 3 bolt pressure plate/flywheel setup - these seem to be more common than a 6 bolt setup.
The pressure plate looks like it has provision to drill the extra 3 holes, and the flywheel will need to have the holes drilled and tapped to suit. None of the other holes in the flywheel will match, so the extra 3 will need to be added.


Q1: Is the 6 bolt pressure plate simply a 3 bolter with the extra 3 holes already drilled ?

Q2: If you wanted to convert to a 6 bolt setup, it would simply be a matter of using a 6 bolt pressure plate clutch kit, getting the extra 3 holes drilled and tapped on the 3 bolt flywheel, along with the usual face skim, but get the flywheel balanced due to the extra holes drilled ?

Q3: As I won't be towing horse floats and be simply everyday normal driving, would the 3 bolt setup be more than enough for my purposes? Granted though the EF/EL's do have a 6 bolt setup, but is it overkill since the power/torque difference between std I6 EB's and EL's is only 12kw/16Nm ?

Hope this all makes sense.



96 XH Longreach 'S': LPG, Alarm, 3.23:1 LSD, Cruise, Trip Comp, ABS, Power Windows, Mid Series Dome Lt, Climate Ctrl
97 EL Futura S/W: LPG, Alarm, LED int Lts, Trip Comp, F/Lane Dome Lt, Climate Ctrl, T5 Conversion

Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 1  [ 1 post ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 21 guests

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum



It is currently Sun May 27, 2018 4:59 pm All times are UTC + 11 hours



(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names