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      05-08-2010 01:45 PM #1
      i know i know i know they say not to reuse them but i NEED my head back on i need a DD so i can get to work and such and dont have the money or time to wait and get new head bolts. so i want some insight on if anyone has ever reused stretch bolts and the out come because i did read up on it and it says they dontRECOMMEND IT but they are reusable but may crack....so please any insight or should i just take the shaft and wait?

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      05-08-2010 01:52 PM #2
      It is up to you, but I say wait.
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    3. 05-08-2010 02:02 PM #3
      i have heard of people doing it.. i dunno about with the head bolts... but ive read a lot of threads where people reuse the flywheel bolts..personally i wouldnt.. just go to the dealer and get some

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      05-08-2010 02:28 PM #4
      so what you think about reusing them for like a couple weeks until i get some ARP ones? safe or totally sketchy?

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      05-08-2010 02:43 PM #5
      also anyone know the torque on the cam girdles for a 2.0? cant find them anywhere...

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      05-10-2010 03:35 AM #6
      15ft if its what holds the cams on. thats for a vr though
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      05-10-2010 07:21 AM #7
      if you know for a fact that the head bolts have been torqued once, go ahead. I've done it without issues. I believe you can install the arp's without having to replace the headgasket, haven't done that though, I'm still using stock head bolts.

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