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Old 10-30-2009, 08:41 AM
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Originally Posted by compu_85 View Post
IMHO this isn't worth messing around with. Every time I've re-used stretch bolts it's not gone well. My time is valuable so to me it costs less just to replace them every time then not worry...

What's been the problem with reusing head bolts? Why would the FSM advise checking them for stretch if they shouldn't ever be reused? If they're in spec, and clean, and you chase the threads in the block with a tap first, what would the problem be? I'm not asking to be argumentative, but rather to learn about the matter.
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