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Originally Posted by stup View Post
When i used the re-torque method i did originally check the size of them..
When i fitted them without splitting my crankcase i developed a method of checking the stretch of them in place and found they stretched pretty much bang on size what they recommended!!
If you know the original length you can get a set of digital calipers in there just...measure them and hit the zero button or hold button on your calipers,,doing this confirms the size you have stretched them to and when you are trying to carefully remove your calipers without disturbing the set size you have taken if you move them on the way out it does not matter because you have hit the hold or zero button on your display!
Being a toolmaker/engineer i know that a dial indicator/clock gauge is more accurate but defo if used correctly you can get your measurment within 0.001"(1 thou)

I would probably go ahead and re-use them also!!
Good idea on the caliper. Tips and Tricks of the trade!!

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