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I replaced the rod bolts on my 3.3 turbo with ARP bolts without splitting the case. The engine had 50,000 miles, so there was no reason to split the case.
The bolts can be removed and the new bolts installed one cap at a time. Hold the bolt in place with a long screw driver from the back side of the case. I torqued, loosened, and retorqued the nuts 8 to 10 times with the ARP lubricant before the final torque. I checked my torque wrench for accuracy and torqued the nuts to the highest recommended torque value.
The engine has seen about 5000 miles and 5 or 6 track days without any problems.
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Old 07-09-2005, 11:46 AM
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