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Old 09-24-2018, 12:56 PM
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Conn. Rod bolt and main bearing cap bolts

Got my new je pistons in for the turbo m104. Engine should be reassembled in a few weeks.
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All bolts for connecting rods, main bearing cap bolts, and flexplate bolts all measure within spec., but I'm not sure If i should still replace them.

Any strength benefits of replacing the bolts or am i just being paranoid? Any thing better than stock for connecting rod bolts? M9x1 x 52mm
Price at dealership is over $450
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Old 09-25-2018, 12:35 AM
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Gonna end up ordering bolts for peace of mind, about half the price on pelican.

https://www.pelicanparts.com/cgi-bin/ksearch/pel_search_2016.cgi?command=DWsearch&description=111-038-00-71-MBZ


Any reason i shouldnt go with the febi bilstein connecting rod bolts?
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Old 09-25-2018, 08:40 AM
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Have you looked at ARP or similar? There might be something off the shelf from another engine.

The stock bolts are probably $$ due to low demand.
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Old 09-25-2018, 11:34 AM
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I've checked there online catalog but haven't called them.
The inline bmw bolts are close but are m9x1.25
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Old 10-07-2018, 09:34 PM
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I doubt there would be anything better than stock by any company-I would not worry about the stock hardware. I have never heard of any Mercedes rod or main bolt failing.
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