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    Has anyone reused a rod bolt on a 4 tec?

    I have a stock 04 rxp that I had to replace a piston from valve failure. I forgot to order the rod bolts when I got all the stretch bolts and gaskets. Has anyone reused the rod bolts without failure or should I bite the bullet and miss another weekend of riding? I already know it is a bad idea but has anyone done it?


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    That's a seriously costly risk! No way would I reuse them!


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    Order them, you would you rather miss one more weekend than the rest of summer and the $ to do it right the second time.

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    They can be reused if not over stretched, BUT........new bolts are cheap insurance.


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    I just ordered the new ones and had them overnighted. Sucks , but I would rather know it was right. If a bunch of people said they are running them I would have tried . I kinda knew from the start what response I was going to get when I posted it. Although I have run so many small block chevys with reused rod blots I thought it was a possibility

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    Quote Originally Posted by thrasher187 View Post
    I just ordered the new ones and had them overnighted. Sucks , but I would rather know it was right. If a bunch of people said they are running them I would have tried . I kinda knew from the start what response I was going to get when I posted it. Although I have run so many small block chevys with reused rod blots I thought it was a possibility
    Good choice!

    But for those who have had a dealer do repairs for a crapped out supercharger or flywheel bolts and split the cases for flushing, you can bet they didn't replace the rod bolts. If they did it would be in the paperwork........

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1tommygunner1927 View Post
    But for those who have had a dealer do repairs for a crapped out supercharger or flywheel bolts and split the cases for flushing, you can bet they didn't replace the rod bolts. If they did it would be in the paperwork........
    Why would they remove the rod bolts to flush the cases

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDaddyRXP View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by 1tommygunner1927 View Post
    But for those who have had a dealer do repairs for a crapped out supercharger or flywheel bolts and split the cases for flushing, you can bet they didn't replace the rod bolts. If they did it would be in the paperwork........
    Why would they remove the rod bolts to flush the cases
    Pretty sure if you want to clean everything you take it apart!


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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDaddyRXP View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by 1tommygunner1927 View Post
    But for those who have had a dealer do repairs for a crapped out supercharger or flywheel bolts and split the cases for flushing, you can bet they didn't replace the rod bolts. If they did it would be in the paperwork........
    Why would they remove the rod bolts to flush the cases
    To check the rod bearings along with the mains.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 1tommygunner1927 View Post
    To check the rod bearings along with the mains.
    The rear main will normally be the only damage you will find... if any. The 4-Tec filters oil very well.... even after huge failures! Never seen a rod bearing issues no matter what the failure.... not even after this failure.... which is every flywheel tooth, as well as the charger teeth in the engine.

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