Dumb question: is it allowed to re-use the OEM head bolts ?

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schnabulator
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Dumb question: is it allowed to re-use the OEM head bolts ?

Postby schnabulator » Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:03 am

Hello guys,

I know that many people say that the OEM head bolts are "stretch bolts".
Question #1: But are they reall ?

Question #2: How is/was you experience with re-used OEM head bolts? (Please state power level of the engine)


best regards,
Schnabualtor

p.s. it is not a money question to re-use them. I simply want to know.


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Re: Dumb question: is it allowed to re-use the OEM head bolts ?

Postby float_6969 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:08 am

Nothing in the FSM says they have to be replaced. But most head bolts aren't recommended to be reused. I have no experience re-using head bolts as I bought a set of head studs years ago and have been re-using them forever.

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Re: Dumb question: is it allowed to re-use the OEM head bolts ?

Postby louiswun » Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:35 am

I have rebuild a CA18DET for my customer, reusing the factory head bolts without any problem.


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