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Re: renault rear bolt stripping

Originally Posted by darthtony View Post
I dont know if they are the same two bolts, i didnt pay attention.

I removed the bolt in question(the one that stripped the second time) and the threads came out with it(as i expected). I have attached some pictures. It seems like the outer end flares out a little bit. I measured it with a caliper and it seems like the outer end is half a milimiter more in diameter.(I have noticed it in other bolts, but i thought it was just an illusion). Do you think that it might have caused the stripping? How can something like this happen?

Also, i assume the front and rear bolts are interchangable, right?
Damn, that bolt is OUT OF SHAPE!

Needs renewing that mate.
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