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cammmy

Rod Bolt Re-use

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cammmy

I'm changing the big ends on the valver and would like to know if I can re-use the rod bolts or if they need replacing too?

 

Can I measure them and re-use if they are within a certain spec?

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MiCRO
I'm changing the big ends on the valver and would like to know if I can re-use the rod bolts or if they need replacing too?

 

Can I measure them and re-use if they are within a certain spec?

 

 

I'm no expert, don't know if they are re-usable, but I wouldn't take a risk, they can't be so expensive. I know it's recommended to change head bolts, and I think rod bolts are under much more stress than head bolts.

 

Maybe I'm wrong.

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Ryan

You can reuse them if they're in good condition as they don't stretch by any great amount.

 

New ones are £10 each these days.

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MiCRO
You can reuse them if they're in good condition as they don't stretch by any great amount.

 

New ones are £10 each these days.

 

Not cheap, but still, you rebuild your engine once in what, 20 years? So I wouldn't go and save money on such an important part.

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cammmy

hmmmm. My post just dissapeared.

 

Anyway, it pretty much said:

 

These are for the valver which has 285,000km on the clock but it still goes (very) well and doesn't blow smoke. I think the big ends are showing there age though.

 

Have got a set of bearings and ARP studs/nuts that I will put in this weekend, hopefully with a windage tray and baffled sump if my brother can weld everything up before then.

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