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    Rocker shaft stretch bolts

    I just put new valve springs retainers in my Rxp.. Can I re use the rocker shaft bolts ? Can't i measure them an see if they are ok to reuse ?


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    No

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    I reused mine.

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    Why take the chance for only $30 worth of bolts?

    The OEM Shop Manual is pretty clear that they need to be replaced………

    http://www.4-tecperformance.com/inde...roducts_id=822


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    I had a head with reused bolts..... Once I finally got the bolts out, i took cam, rockers, valves and springs out and put it in the trash.... Most of the threads were stripped out of the head.....

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    re-use, throw out if you feel somethings not right

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    Don't reuse.
    Listen to the manual.
    Is 30$ worth a catastrophic failure ?

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    Ok thanks

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    For the $30 or so I personally wouldn't, but know some folks that know how to measure the stretch of the bolts to see if they are within spec and reused them. Other just reuse them once or twice without measuring them, but why take the risk?

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