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Old 07-21-2014, 04:44 PM   #1
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I have a 97 with a 4.6L windsor engine. I need to know if it is a 6 or 8 bolt. Does anybody know if i pull the starter will i be able to see or count those bolts?
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I have a 97 with a 4.6L windsor engine. I need to know if it is a 6 or 8 bolt. Does anybody know if i pull the starter will i be able to see or count those bolts?
No, pretty sure the only way to see those bolts is by having the transmission out and likely the torque convertor off.

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Romeo - 6 bolt. Windsor - 8 bolt.

Also, romeo engines have 11 bolt valvecovers, windors have 13. Driverside oil fill is romeo, passenger side is windsor.
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Romeo - 6 bolt. Windsor - 8 bolt.

Also, romeo engines have 11 bolt valvecovers, windors have 13. Driverside oil fill is romeo, passenger side is windsor.
But i have read that the Windsor engines came with both 6 & 8 bolt....
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Romeo - 6 bolt. Windsor - 8 bolt.

Also, romeo engines have 11 bolt valvecovers, windors have 13. Driverside oil fill is romeo, passenger side is windsor.
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But i have read that the Windsor engines came with both 6 & 8 bolt....
In 1997 it could have come either way




However if you had one with a 6 bolt and needed a new crank you would have had to switch to an 8 bolt crank and flywheel because they superceded all the 6 bolt stuff.

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