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Hi guys, I am in the process of collecting parts to swap my dying automatic CA18det sileighty to manual.

As I am poor, and with my rego coming up I can't afford too much money, but I am wondering is it at all possible to instead of forking out $60-80 on ARP specialized flywheel bolts, to instead use high tensile bolts that can be tightened to 100nm as that's the torque setting I've read to use on the ca flywheel.

 

Has anyone else cheaped out and just used high tensile bolts?

any experiences would be appreciated.

 

cheers for any help guys. :)

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Yes and I haven't lost my legs yet

cheers dude! :humpleg:

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Have you considered new Nissan OEM ones?

 

Probably the same as Exa, and a few others. I can't imagine they'd be too expensive.

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They're $110 new from nissan, for bolts I don't think so.

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They're $110 new from nissan, for bolts I don't think so.

 

Yeah f**k that.

 

I paid a lot less for them, when I bought them a few years back. Were like $8ea.

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I've found a bloke who is selling some standard ones, so I'll grab them, although he only has 5. :P

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Don't cheap out on flywheel bolts.

 

I've seen one come loose and fly apart on the main straight at Sandown. Ripped holes through the bonnet of the car and rained chunks of flywheel down on the roof of the pit garages. The marshals where picking up fist size chunks off the grass verge where the crews hang out the pit boards.

 

Lucky no one was killed.

 

If you can't afford the $60 for ARPs hold off on the conversion until you can.

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^this my friend is good advice. Its not the sort of thing u want to find out the hard way if it does happen.

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100Nm is not that much. Use high tensile items if you can find them in correct thread pitch, if they are fine thread I would be even more confident. But your problem might be with the height of the bolt heads. Also use locktite.

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