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I was replacing a clutch on a 1985 f150 with a 300 inline 6.

I was tightening the pressure...
I was replacing a clutch on a 1985 f150 with a 300 inline 6. I was tightening the pressure plate bolts and 2 of the 6 broke off. should I try to get them out and replace the bolts or just go ahead and get a new flywheel, or can I just leave it alone and put it back together?
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I would remove the pressure plate and see if you can work out those broken bolts with a pick. If that fails I would use a reverse drill bit to walk them out. I see no reason to replace the flywheel unless it has high spots. I would not run with 2 bolts broke. The pressure plate will warp and cause chattering.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
ok I will try to get them out. I don't know if it has high spots but there are some blue spots on the flywheel

HIgh spots will be shown as blueing on the flywheel surface.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
oh ok. so I should probably go ahead and get a new one?

If they are small then some sandpaper and wire brush can address them. If they are large then having it resurfaced will be fine. Another option is just to replace it.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
ok thank you.

You are welcome

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