yeah. I wasn't going to say anything. I'm sure you're sick of hearing compliments from us plebes
The OE ones are also very easy to break off the edges since those not being very deep ...there is less material engaged with the tip of the screw driver....happened to me on a couple of the screws. To remove the screws I had to drill out the end of the screw that was flared out making them all shorter than what I'd like to see. With new screws I was going to flare out the ends....I know some folks are going with Loctite only....so I might have to do the same...unless by some luck I can find the correct ones.The slot in that new screw looks really deep. I would be afraid of breakage if it is torqued too much. Why not polish the original ones and re-use?
Thanks for that tip. I found these with a torx head and although not 100% correct they have hollowed tails which allows them to be peened or expanded for safety.Those look like Weber M4? butterfly screws
I can tell you really like that!....well me too. Now back to completing the engine.....I finished installation of the cylinder head and a new timing chain. I removed that water pump fan spacer that came with the car after some of you pointed out that it was required only with the aircon installation and sure enough, after I checked some photos of the engine during the teardown phase....I noted that the crankshaft had a double pulley (also the aircon version). I installed the correct single style pulley from a spare engine.WOW!
... but please shout your self a new fan blade, the old yellow one is done and while your at it get the radiator overflow bottle too....
Gents..that blade is in fact a new one bought almost a decade ago...I see why you're pointing it out as the color did yellow a bit already. Then again...it might have been that way even back then....since I think it was a NOS one and not a repro. I'd have to search through my invoices to know for certain...suffice it say that there are no cracks or nicks on it at all...and is still flexible so I'm happy with it as is.....is that a used fan on the water pump? I encourage you to replace it with a new one. It's cheap insurance.