View Full Version : intake and exhaust manifold mounting bolts/nuts

01-02-2009, 05:51 PM
Is there a specific reason why the intake and exhaust manifolds (and other things for that matter) on the Toyota engines use some bolts and some studs with nuts for mounting? I know that having studs make things a bit easier when you can hang it in place rather than holding it while you get a bolt going but that isn't enough of a reason for me regarding one of my projects. I would rather just use bolts all around, anyone see a problem with switching to just bolts? provided that they were the correct material and strength rating?