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Generator bracket bolts. BRAIN TEASER....

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I was installing the 2 gen. bracket bolts that go into the eng. block and they were going in hard.  They are 5/16-18.  They look gauled but I'm sure they are 5/16-18.  Anyway i'll replace them just to be sure.  My question is when I stuck an awl into both holes to measure the bolt length, the upper hole has a solid hard bottom to it but the lower hole was soft so I pushed the awl in and antifreeze water came pouring out .  Is this normal that the lower bolt goes into the water jacket and the upper one does not or did I punch through some rust?  The water was clean and rust free.  Any thoughts?
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Charlie,

It's open to the water jacket; use sealer on bolts when installing. This also goes for some of the water pump bolts on both sides.

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Charlie, yes that lower bolt hole is open to the water jacket.  Put a little gasket sealer on the threads when you install it.

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