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Steve

Nah, The only difference would be that when up the right way the bottom bolts are in tension on the stand and the top bolt in the car. There is no 'torsional' load on the bolts, a minor amount of shear due to the engine torque (if thats what you mean). What you have to consider is that on the stand the bolts support the engine, in the car the support half the engine mass (as it is on the stand as the engine is supported at the front in the car) but also the half gearbox mass. Someone may have calculated these 'static' loads but I think you'll find they are very small in comparison to the strength of the bolts

Neven

I can draw a picture and
Old 04-06-2005, 08:20 PM
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