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    Can you re-use rocker shaft bolts or do they need to be replaced after removal?

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    You can reuse them if you want.. There not stretch to yield but that does not mean much anyway

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    Why risk it they are cheap

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    Quote Originally Posted by shrabber View Post
    You can reuse them if you want.. There not stretch to yield but that does not mean much anyway
    Shrabb correct me if I'm wrong but I though that if the torque specs of a bolt specified a value and then a finish value that makes them strech bolts?? Example ( 30ftlb + 45*)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tocullo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by shrabber View Post
    You can reuse them if you want.. There not stretch to yield but that does not mean much anyway
    Shrabb correct me if I'm wrong but I though that if the torque specs of a bolt specified a value and then a finish value that makes them strech bolts?? Example ( 30ftlb + 45*)
    Yes that is a torque to yield fastener and should not be re used. I have the manual on my PC, I need to read it. LOL

    Wasn't sure if the rocker bolts were torque to yield.

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    They are stretch bolts and the manual does say not to reuse however I have never had an issue using them twice . Would not do this with rod bolts but rocker shaft bolts dont concern me.

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    I have installed Riva valvetrain and les cook retainers on about 10 of my past skis and always reused them.

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    IIRC the early manuals had a length spec just like the head bolts that said if the length was less than specified then the bolts could be reused.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tocullo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by shrabber View Post
    You can reuse them if you want.. There not stretch to yield but that does not mean much anyway
    Shrabb correct me if I'm wrong but I though that if the torque specs of a bolt specified a value and then a finish value that makes them strech bolts?? Example ( 30ftlb + 45*)

    They a stretch bolts of course, just as speedskixp posted above and for that matter when you tighten a bolt all bolts stretch there elastic I was being a little sarcastic when I should have narrowed my post to say there not a critical bolt as a rod or head bolt. Plus they are not recommended to be replaced after removing. When I refer to tourqe to yield is when you tourqe a bolt to it's recommended threshold use it and then later remove it You should replace it for that bolt has did it's job effectively.
    Personally I like to replace all my bolts when I'm in my motor if at all possible. Not everyone's budget is the same but if you can afford it do it!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shrabber View Post
    They a stretch bolts of course, just as speedskixp posted above and for that matter when you tighten a bolt all bolts stretch there elastic I was being a little sarcastic when I should have narrowed my post to say there not a critical bolt as a rod or head bolt. Plus they are not recommended to be replaced after removing. When I refer to tourqe to yield is when you tourqe a bolt to it's recommended threshold use it and then later remove it You should replace it for that bolt has did it's job effectively.
    Personally I like to replace all my bolts when I'm in my motor if at all possible. Not everyone's budget is the same but if you can afford it do it!!!


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