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Originally Posted by Rob 930 View Post

Yes, you can. But it's best if you have a historical baseline measurement for uninstalled and installed length when they were new, so you can be sure there's been no deformation or yielding. They're meant to be re-usable, unlike factory rod bolts, but that doesn't mean that it would be a good idea to reuse bolts that have an unknown history.

They also have very specific instructions about torque and stretch procedures, as you probably know. I have reused mine, and torqued them a number of times to do clearance checks and such.

There's been quite a bit of discussion about this in the Pelican Engine Rebuilding Forum. I suggest you do a search.

I did not measure stretch. I just torques them to spec as per the instructions that ARP supplied. I may not have to mess with them. I was just wondering and heard someone say no matter what arp says, don't re-use them.

If you use stock bolts to check clearances, do you replace them with fresh stock bolts for the build?

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