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Old 09-12-2003, 09:19 PM
omegabenz omegabenz is offline
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I would HIGHLY recommend getting a new bolt.

I am suprised you didnt shatter the bolt making it really cold like that. Steel doesnt do as well when it is cold vs aluminum. I was sitting in on my friends Mechanics of Materials class last semester and the teacher was explaining how steel is very brittle at lower temperatures, and aluminum has a broader range of where it is flexable, similarly that is why airplanes use a lot of aluminum because they operate in very cold temperatures as well as very hot temperatures (-60 to 60 C or so).

But heed the advice on getting a new bolt.
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