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re: Ammended MC head removal

In message <19981003173828.20029.qmail@hotmail.com> "Matt Martinsen" writes:

> The Bentley specifically states that it is not necessary to replace the
> head bolts.  "Polygon cylinger head bolts can be reused after making
> repairs and do not have to be replaced." 15.4.  Did you have a bad
> experience with reusing them or ??

Bentley is garbage.  The original German says that head bolts can be
reused _ONCE_.  This critical word has been lost in translation.

The problem you face, standing in front of your engine, is:  Has someone
else reused them already?

Hence my advice (and the UK Club's advice): Renew the head bolts each

 Phil Payne
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