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Quick thread size question...

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Hi all

Anyone know the thread size for the bolts that hold the ignition coil into place please?

I think they're a pair of M6, but need to check so I don't trash the threads. I'm out and about and wanted to pick a tap up to clean the threads up before putting new bolts in there. Possibly M5s?

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I am 99.9% sure they are M6

VW didnt tend to go much smaller and fwiw, there are a pair of reinforcing plates spotwelded onto the wheel side of the panel, about 25mm square
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Brilliant. Thank you.

It's those plates I don't want to mess up, but the bolts that came out looked like dead, brown, garden slugs, so I thought running a tap into them first would be a win.
I just forgot to check the size.
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M6 x10mm originally, because they extend into the wheel arch they rust once the original sealant breaks down, put some waxoil or plastic sealer over the exposed threads once fitted

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Cheers guys.

Grabbed a tap, I'll see what I can do this weekend.
Have some new stainless bolts ready to go & a big pot of underseal.
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M6x1 (normal pitch) is a 5mm tapping drill (thread size - pitch for std metric threads), so if a 5mm diameter drill goes in...
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All sorted, just need to finish painting up the bracket. The screws don't look square in this pic, but they're alright really.

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