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Old 02-14-2003, 09:22 AM
gregga gregga is offline
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Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Yes, the engine ball studs are loose in the heads. I had the engine apart to put in a short block and out of curiosity grabbed the hex with my fingers and it spun free. I tried to tighten it but it felt like there was no resistance, like two machined parts sliding, not like stripped threads. I have one on that side that's making a lot of noise but almost feel afraid to get into it if the threads are all gone.
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