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    My '95 has phillips head engine fasteners and I want to switch to a quality hex or allen set. I saw some on ebay but wondered if anyone here has any advise.

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    I bought a set from Stainless Cycle (I think) on eBay long ago. I recall there being two different outfits selling them. I only partially installed it before I sold it, but everything seemed to match up. I think the oil filter cover was a little weird though. They omit the long bolt because it's not easy to find, I believe.



    In any case, use some anti-seize on each one to avoid problems. And read up on the stripped stock ones before you try removing them if you haven't already. An impact drive, butane torch (make sure you're not leaking fuel anywhere, don't ask me how I know), and/or penetrating oil are all good to have on hand for that job. Remove one and replace it to avoid your gasket seal coming loose and oil going everywhere.



    On your next oil change, try swapping the stator screws out as well, as they only get more difficult as years go on. Be even more careful with them. I don't think they're included in the kits, but there was a post from a French fella on here who had the sizes down I believe.

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    Hopefully everything comes apart fairly easy. It's only got 785 miles....but 18 years is a long time. I'm thinking stainless too....or alloy. Thanks for the tips.

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    I have them on and love them. Make sure you use anti-seize!



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    If you can't find it, grind it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman View Post
    I have them on and love them. Make sure you use anti-seize!



    Bolts


    i bought the same kit as rainman and i second the loctite...

    http://alloyboltz.com/catalog/produc...usvldd8bb6tsh1

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    It's good to hear personal experiences. Thanks Rainman & Point37. The alloyboltz set is the one I saw on ebay and will probably buy now. The link to the other thread was helpful too.

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    Anti-seize and loctite are completly different products. I would personally go with anti-seize but if it was a Harly then go with loctite...
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    I agree. Use anti-sieze.
    If you can't find it, grind it

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    This is what I did: http://tw200forum.co...h__1#entry61744



    I bought the bolts from MrMetric.com You have to put your own kit together, as in know the sizes you need, and for a couple of bolts you have to buy longer ones and cut them to fit but the price is really cheap. This is just another option you might consider.
    Long live the internal combustion engine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony View Post
    This is what I did: http://tw200forum.co...h__1#entry61744



    This is just another option you might consider.
    I like that you don't have to buy minimum quantities at MrMetric. I priced a set of grade 12.9 alloy steel socket head & wave washers per Rainman's list on the thread you linked to. It came to $7.36 + $6 shipping for the set in the right lengths. Definitely tempting for a set of strong fasteners. Thanks for the info. That's a good site to bookmark.

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