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Manifold bolts

Hi,
I just noticed something on the m130 head,
I have four manifold studs (one not shown on this picture) and the last two were bolts

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And if you look at this picture which is from another m130 engine you can see 6

What is the correct setup?
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Originally all studs but replacement by bolts is pretty common. Nothing wrong with good quality bolts properly installed. They usually get replaced when in the process of changing a gasket the old studs unscrew.
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Thank you
That and the newer style gasket confirms something had been fine to this engine in the past


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