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Originally posted by stevepaa
Well, just a simple question. How do you put Loctite on ARP rod bolts with the lube applied to the threads?
Not that I'm advocating Loctite on rod bolts but if you were worried about getting proper fastener tension you could use the bolt stretch method instead of using torque angle method.

Unlike the factory bolts, the ARP's may be reused. Of course if you Loctite them that might be a problem...

I don't know what the stretch spec is for factory rod bolts or even if there is one. I suppose one could come up with a rough value by measuring the stretch on few rod bolts tightened using the factory method.

The 9mm factory rod bolts have a well know reputation for stretch-leading-to-failure and this perhaps justifies the Loctite "solution". I am unaware/ignorant of any problems with ARP rod bolts in this regard.

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