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I got the transmission (TKO600) mated up today. Flat or lock washers were not included with the bolts, so my question is what is needed to mount the transmission to the bellhousing? Flat washer, lock washer, locktite, or a combination? I feel like flat washers and blue locktite is a minimum, but I'll need to pick some up if I need lock washers. Just have the bolts in right now until I figure this one out.


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Mine has lock washers and no blue.


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Locks and proper torque.

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Thanks, guys. Picked up the split lock washers just now.

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Split lock washers only work after the bolt starts to come loose, and there's enough space for the washer to split apart. Because the transmission "ears" are aluminum, you want to spread out the clamping force as much as possible.

Personally, I use a large heavy steel flat washer, and enough torque to keep it tight. I do not use any kind of lock washers, or thread lockers. Because there is a dowel pin, those bolts are not prone to coming loose. I have never had one come loose during use. Never.

Also, because there is a dowel pin, you can use a grade 8 if you want to. There really isn't any need for it, but you can if you want to.

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