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Old 01-08-2002, 01:11 AM
barndoor barndoor is offline
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Location: oregon
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New Head Bolts ? 126 chassis V-8 ? HELP?

I am about to torque my right head after a rebuild (and new head gasket/cam/followers/valve seals/) on my '85 380 SE.all the bolts are in ,but not tight.I was about to torque them,but am now confused about weather I need new head bolts or not because of "Stretching"?Everything came apart no problem,all bolts looked great I cleaned all threads and used motor oil on the threads before I installed them.Do I really need new bolts?Is the problem when I torque them ( thread damage?).Any input greatly appreciated.
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