That is an engineer for ya. I cut the bolt and installed it the other way around lol
Speaking of engineers, I would speculate that itís related to the lack of foresight that a lot of auto manufacturers have when designing cars. They donít always consider future repairs and itís possible that on the assembly line that bolt is installed before the exhaust so thereís not an interference issue. This is one thing that Toyota is historically superior at.
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