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 Post subject: XH XR8 Ute. Screws that hold the engine cover on
Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:42 pm 
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Sorry... but nobody seem to know or have any.

What are the 4 screws that hold the top engine cover onto the inlet
manifold on the V8.

I go to the Ford parts counter and the book gives me rubbish.

Are they Torx ? Do they have a taper at the bottom ?

If somebody can tell me exactly what they are .. size, length, thread, head, AF/Metric
I should be a able to source some new ones..

Correct Ford part number ?

TIA
Peter
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 Post subject: Re: XH XR8 Ute. Screws that hold the engine cover on
Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:58 pm 
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If it is a series 2 with the explorer manifold its the same as an AU.
The ones on my AU are torx I can tell you that much right now.

 

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 Post subject: Re: XH XR8 Ute. Screws that hold the engine cover on
Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:02 pm 
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I have the 16" Mags... so I suspect that it is the Series 2.

Torx ? I saw a screw at the wreckers once .. but that means nothing.

Any ideas on the length, thread etc ?

Is the ford catalog available on-line ?

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 Post subject: Re: XH XR8 Ute. Screws that hold the engine cover on
Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:16 pm 
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pdeg wrote:
I have the 16" Mags... so I suspect that it is the Series 2.

Torx ? I saw a screw at the wreckers once .. but that means nothing.

Any ideas on the length, thread etc ?

Is the ford catalog available on-line ?

Cheers
Peter



Settle down buddy. You asked if they were Torx and I replied that they were.
Not much else I can help you out with as I am not going outside to pull the car apart in the dark to get you a screw measurement.
I have seen plenty of screws. I was going to see another one tomorrow when I pulled it out to get a picture and a measurement for you , but you want to be a a*** so sort it out yourself.

 

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 Post subject: Re: XH XR8 Ute. Screws that hold the engine cover on
Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:37 pm 
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I re-read my post and ... you are indeed correct. I was an a**hole. Many apologies... That
was rude.

In penance, I grabbed that aforementioned torx screw I got from the wreckers (1 of)
and re-cut the threads in the manifold that had damaged by the previous owner using
some crappy self-tapper.. And this was by torch light in the darkness :P

For completeness...

The screws appear to be counter sunk Torx head. 15 mm by 4 mm.

Please tell me that they match your recollection....

A couple of photos attached.

Again .. apologies for the rudeness...

Peter

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 Post subject: Re: XH XR8 Ute. Screws that hold the engine cover on
Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:52 pm 
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Orger Engines in Bayswater Vic did have new ones when I worked there A couple of years ago as they did/do Ford warranty work. Guy who works there who should know is on leave for three weeks try then. Alan TPVM.

 

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 Post subject: Re: XH XR8 Ute. Screws that hold the engine cover on
Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:48 am 
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Tx for that... will keep it in mind..

I was fortunate enough to get some from a really good wrecker in South Australia.
I would give him plug if I could remember who it was. He also had a driver's side
door lock. Amazing..

The closest non-car place I could find was security screws for attaching security screens
to the outside out windows..... bit a lot of them have a pin in the middle now :-)

Tx Again
Peter

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