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Old 01-08-2002, 12:48 PM
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That is correct.The technology is fairly new.The specs for a torque to yield bolt call for an initial low torque with a torque wrench. Then with a regular flex handle turn each bolt 90 deg. of rotation. Some specs call for waiting a few minutes and rotating another 90 deg.These bolts have a special necked down area which actually stretches with each 90 deg.After so many streches they will break;american and rice burner manufacturers say use new ones each time.MB gives you specs to measure the strech to determine if the're still usable.At any rate you don't have stretch bolts.If you have the upgraded bolts, you should be fine.Also if you want sticker shock, check the price of new bolts,and you need 36 of em.Hope the explanation helps.
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