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Old 12-09-2012, 12:38 PM   #1
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Need quick help regarding /5 flywheel bolts

Hello all,

I'm replacing the clutch and rear main seal on my '73 R60/5 today. So far it's gone pretty well - one stripped clutch bolt, but I finally got it out. And yes, I blocked the crank!

Here's the problem, once I got the flywheel bolts out, I noticed that the replacment bolts I bought are different:

The old one is on the right, new one on the left. I'm surprised, because I bought these from a great local resource - an airhead guru that really knows his stuff. I've read there were some changes to the flywheel/clutch assembly through the years. Mine has the small spacers between the pressure plate and the pressure ring.

So my question - is there any way I can use the new bolts or do I need to return them for the correct ones?

I was hoping to get this whole job done today, but if I can't, I can't.

Last question - any tips on getting the flywheel off? Seems stuck pretty good, even though the bolts have been removed.

"We are very good at preparing to live, but not very good at living."
-Thich Nhat Hanh

1973 BMW R60/5:
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