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    Question ARP Head Bolts - What area's to grind in valve cover?

    Anyone have a picture that the areas they had to grind down when using the arp head bolts?

    Also how much did you have to take out?


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    some of the valve cover years a a little different. Just put a little grease on the top of the stud to see where you need to take the material out. From memory - I had to on the upper left when turned over.

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    My 04-05 had to have the front two ground a little bit.

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    grease workks but clay is better

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    I have always machined the ends of the studs to clear the valve cover.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nils888 View Post
    I have always machined the ends of the studs to clear the valve cover.
    Best way IMO.

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    was gona say the studs on my 04 didnt need any clearancing and there were all the same length

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nils888 View Post
    I have always machined the ends of the studs to clear the valve cover.
    I thought about doing it that way but was concerned about how shallow the allen hole was going to get in the end. Glad to know it's a non-issue.

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    Just put some grease on the end of the studs, put the head cover on and you will see, the grease transfer onto the cover. Continue doing that till no more grease transfers to the cover. If I remember correctly there are only 2 or 3 spots that need to be ground down a little.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HighPSI View Post
    I thought about doing it that way but was concerned about how shallow the allen hole was going to get in the end. Glad to know it's a non-issue.
    you just snug them in anyway so if needed you could just use the double nut technique. to snug them on or take them off.

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