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Old 06-24-2010, 09:43 PM   #1
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Hey guys, dumb question but why do you need reusuable rocker arm bolts? I have a set of reusuables now but the factory bolts look like pretty good bolts. Are they junk?

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Factory bolts are torque to yield, That means they are stretched, so are junk once removed.
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hehehe.....yeah I know. But I wanted to check as I never read anything about them before. This 3800 is all new territory for me so I just want to know a few things. I am sure I will have a couple more questions soon as I am about ready to start reinstalling the LIM and UIM. Thanks guys.

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Lemme go further Dave. Best practice is to get new bolts or reusable bolts. Personally I like reusables as you'll never buy them again for any reason. Plus torque is 25ft lbs, whereas replacement GM bolts will be X ft lbs plus X degrees.

Going even further..hit up a parts store and try to buy a new set of bolts. Basically impossible. The 3100 and 3400 guys that have to do LIM gaskets every 15 miles don't usually get new bolts to my knowledge. Surely you could resuse stock bolts, but I'm not willing to sacrifice the peace of mind over paying $20 for reusable bolts.
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Lemme go further Dave. Best practice is to get new bolts or reusable bolts. Personally I like reusables as you'll never buy them again for any reason. Plus torque is 25ft lbs, whereas replacement GM bolts will be X ft lbs plus X degrees.

Going even further..hit up a parts store and try to buy a new set of bolts. Basically impossible. The 3100 and 3400 guys that have to do LIM gaskets every 15 miles don't usually get new bolts to my knowledge. Surely you could resuse stock bolts, but I'm not willing to sacrifice the peace of mind over paying $20 for reusable bolts.

Well that clears that up just fine! Thanks for the reply guys! Might actually make a little headway on this project today.

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