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confused Tailshaft/Diff URGENT Question

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I just finished replacing the rear welsh plug in my EA Ghia (****en pain in the ass but its done so meh)

All went together great, except the very last bolt (one of the 4 holding the tailshaft/uni joint to the diff) snapped off...

Does anyone know what size bolts these are?? Its a stock standard Ghia with LSD........

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An EA tailshaf should be using U-blots as far as I know....
Just get a bolt that'll fit from the local hardware shop or Marlows or something - it IS a nut/bolt arrangement right?

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Don't get cheapies (cast bolts even) from the hardware store; if they break (and the get hot there) it'll cost you a lot more than the cost of some quality bolts. Go to a specilist fastener supplier (do you have sweetman's in Vic?) with the broken one and tell them what it's for and they'll give you some high rated nuts and bolts at a few dollars more than the cheapies.

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PS and they are meant to be torqued to 10 nm (strap square flange type) or 50 nm (round flange type) and have loctite applied. Try 50 nm on a hardware store bolt and it'll snap.

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Thanks a bunch fellas,

I've just been under the car, its not a U bolt configuration, more like a little bracket that goes over the 'arms' of the uni joint.... I've got the end of the broken bolt out and also the other bolts... Will take them to Mr Ford tomorrow and get a new set

Once again thanks for the replies guys

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That's the strap type so 10NM.

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