infamous stripped t-55 cam bolt - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum > Ford Focus First Generation > ZETEC Performance (2000-2004)

ZETEC Performance (2000-2004) The place to chat about any 2.0L Zetec engine performance, tuning and exhaust related upgrades.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-01-2012, 10:55 PM   #1
burke_024
Focus Enthusiast
 
burke_024's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Fan#: 94039
Location: chehalis, WA
What I Drive: 2000 focus zx3, almost boosted : )

Posts: 272
FF Reputation: 1 burke_024 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
infamous stripped t-55 cam bolt

just like the title says ,im more function than fashion so 40$ on 2 bolts is idk kind of stupid, my question is does any one know the grade and pitch for the bolts im just gonna put some together?


burke_024 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-01-2012, 10:57 PM   #2
mikebontoft
Toxx
 
mikebontoft's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Fan#: 58647
Location: SLC, UT
What I Drive: 5.9L Grand Cherokee ZJ

Posts: 26,028
FF Reputation: 76 mikebontoft Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (3)
just weld them on... they won't get loose on you that way.

I don't know what they are though, sorry.
__________________
SR #127 | '02 Focus SE "Foci" (5.0 RWD - parting) | '90 Mazda 626 GT "Greenie" (2.2L turbo T3/T4 rebuild-sold) | '75 BMW 2002 "Carby" (resto-mod racecar) | '75 BMW 2002 (donor -sold) | '98 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.9L (lifted and fast) | '99 BMW 328is (alt. daily).
Moderating General Chat Lounge, General Technical Chat, Ford Focus & General Car Chat, and Rocky Mountain Fanatics
mikebontoft is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2012, 09:53 AM   #3
GodLovesUgly
.Flat Out.
 
GodLovesUgly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Fan#: 56705
Location: LearNing., UT
What I Drive: ^^^ That!

Posts: 4,763
FF Reputation: 10 GodLovesUgly Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (7)
40 bucks for a torx bit??
i got mine for 6 bucks at autozone.. I needed it to swap my seat and it happened to be the same size for cam gears.
__________________
The Rich Get Richer Until The Poor Get Educated.
Do Vegetarians eat Animal Crackers?
Moderator of Ford Focus Racing Discussions & Rocky Mountain Fanatics
GodLovesUgly is online now  
    Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2012, 10:23 AM   #4
ViperThreat
Moderator OF DOOM
 
ViperThreat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Fan#: 66026
Location: Concord, CA
What I Drive: '06 WRX Wagon 285whp/292wtq

Posts: 3,090
FF Reputation: 8 ViperThreat Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (3)
7.99 for a whole torx kit at harbor freight.
__________________
Moderator For: Socal Fanatics | SVT Focus | Mk1 Focus | Audio & Electronics | General Chat

"Ford Focus ST - the official car of message-board circle-jerks"
-Regular Car Reviews
ViperThreat is online now  
    Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2012, 11:55 AM   #5
burke_024
Focus Enthusiast
 
burke_024's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Fan#: 94039
Location: chehalis, WA
What I Drive: 2000 focus zx3, almost boosted : )

Posts: 272
FF Reputation: 1 burke_024 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
no no no 40 for the massive speed system bolts or arp , im pretty sure they are grade 8 but i need to know the thread size and pitch ?
should been a lil bit clearer
burke_024 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2012, 01:03 PM   #6
iminhell
C2H5OH
 
iminhell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Fan#: 36222
Location: Darwin, MN
What I Drive: 2000 & 2001 ZX3's

Posts: 10,501
FF Reputation: 48 iminhell Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (4)
IIRC, M12x1.25.
But don't quote me on that. Best bet is to bring one to the hardware store with ya for reference.
__________________
Don't "think outside the box".
There is no box.
Do it correct, or do it twice.
iminhell is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2012, 02:04 PM   #7
burke_024
Focus Enthusiast
 
burke_024's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Fan#: 94039
Location: chehalis, WA
What I Drive: 2000 focus zx3, almost boosted : )

Posts: 272
FF Reputation: 1 burke_024 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
thats what i decided to do ,but what kind of washer should i use anything special?
burke_024 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2012, 02:18 PM   #8
freemind
Vince your Moderator
 
freemind's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Fan#: 67513
Location: Seattle, WA
What I Drive: 2002 ZX3 and a 2010 Focus SE (Work)

Posts: 4,184
FF Reputation: 22 freemind Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (20)
Tacoma Screw is your friend,

Olympia
Tacoma Screw Products
6700 Martin Way E.
Olympia, WA 98516 47.050816 -122.793910
Phone (360) 491-9322
Fax (360) 491-9397
Hours: Monday - Friday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm PST
__________________
133whp-126ftlbsTQ Eclipse CD8443,Eclipse PA5422, JBL GTO751EZ, PPI 356cs(Rebranded A/D/S 346cs), JBL p1024, SubThump enclosure, RAAmat BXT, Damplifier Pro

Hatch Nation #140
Caeci caecos ducentes
freemind is online now  
    Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2012, 02:24 PM   #9
iminhell
C2H5OH
 
iminhell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Fan#: 36222
Location: Darwin, MN
What I Drive: 2000 & 2001 ZX3's

Posts: 10,501
FF Reputation: 48 iminhell Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (4)
Quote:
Originally Posted by burke_024 View Post
thats what i decided to do ,but what kind of washer should i use anything special?

On my adj. gears I'm just using a hardened flat washer. Has worked fine for quite awhile.
But IIRC the stock gears/bolts have a slight indent. Which means the washer won't sit flush. Which makes the ARP's worth the money being they do have a slight angle on the backside (as do the stock bolts).

I took a chance and it worked. I don't recommend others doing the same unless they are prepared for the consequences of what will happen if a cam gear slips ... buh-bye valves/pistons.
__________________
Don't "think outside the box".
There is no box.
Do it correct, or do it twice.
iminhell is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2012, 02:28 PM   #10
burke_024
Focus Enthusiast
 
burke_024's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Fan#: 94039
Location: chehalis, WA
What I Drive: 2000 focus zx3, almost boosted : )

Posts: 272
FF Reputation: 1 burke_024 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
so a hardened chamfered washer?
burke_024 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks
-->
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:44 PM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Terms of Use : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Acura TLX or Fiesta ST. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area.