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What are the thoughts on the Nitron ones? They seem very pricey.

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GBP359 including 20% VAT seems pretty reasonable to me... and actually cheaper than BWRs set https://www.blackwatchracing.com/product-p/1270.htm

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I'd like to revive this thread with a question for future me:

I have the later version of the gPan (gPan+ ?)...

Can you just remove the arm by taking off the bracket instead of having to hack at the bolt? I recall when removing my sheer panel that this bracket had four fasteners on it... and seemed like it could just be removed w/ the arm still attached...
I have a gpan 1 and i was able to swap bushings without much effort. I used a small screw jack to push the engine toward the drivers side enough to pull the bolt freely.

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To get that bolt out, just cut it off, then tap in the new one with a hammer.

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Crazy idea and it might not work because I can't see what is on the other side, but can you put the bolt in via the other direction so the nut is by the gPan?

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Crazy idea and it might not work because I can't see what is on the other side, but can you put the bolt in via the other direction so the nut is by the gPan?
Pretty sure the back side is a blind hole. You'd need to remove the gas tank to do anything meaningful - very likely you're already at an interference height. Also since I recently removed with the sheer panel I'd say that route is far less appealing over removing the oil pan.... OR the bracket itself which is held in by four fasteners.... ?

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I must not be making any sense. I have a gpan, it was in the way of the bolt in question. I did not remove the pan, i did not remove an engine mount, i did not have to cut anything. With a small screw jack, in 10 minutes was able to remove the bolt easily. Im not sure why you'd approach this problem any other way.

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Pretty sure the back side is a blind hole. You'd need to remove the gas tank to do anything meaningful - very likely you're already at an interference height. Also since I recently removed with the sheer panel I'd say that route is far less appealing over removing the oil pan.... OR the bracket itself which is held in by four fasteners.... ?

Also FYI they sell gaskets for the oil pan now - so less of a nightmare w/ gray RTV and waiting...
https://www.boefab.com/collections/e...-gasket-2zz-ge
Figured there was a reason it couldn't be done that way, otherwise other people probably would have done it by now!

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