Cylinder head bolts: to replace or not to replace?

Ado Sigal a.sigal at
Tue Mar 23 06:52:17 EST 2004

Much cheaper to use new ones, since one broken bolt 
necessitates head removal, and new h/g, like it 
happen to me on the very last bolt. Never again.



radek at wrote:

> Hello listers.
> I'm doing my first cylinder head rebuild (on a 5-cyl) and would like to know what to do
> about these 
> bolts.  I'v always thought they should be replaced because of stretch but Bentley does not
> mention a 
> thing about it.  Can I reuse them?  Should I reuse them?
> Radek
> 88 90Q
> 91 V8Q
> 5-sp.
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