Results 1 to 10 of 10

Cylinder Head Bolts,,,

This is a discussion on Cylinder Head Bolts,,, within the Internal Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; So I have my gasket,,,all things are ready...but forgot to get head bolts,, So my head bolts,,,can I reuse them,,,then ...

  1. #1
    TerribleTed TerribleTed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    California-Sacramento-Roseville
    Posts
    145

    Red
    2000 Chevy Camaro Z28

    Cylinder Head Bolts,,,

    So I have my gasket,,,all things are ready...but forgot to get head bolts,,

    So my head bolts,,,can I reuse them,,,then look clean,,,then came off nice,,,

    So can I reuse the head bolts,,,

    Ted

  2. #2
    Life in the Fast lane sunsetorangess's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Bragg NC
    Posts
    2,835

    Met. Sunset Orange
    01 SS

    If they are stock bolts then No, Replace them with new bolts..
    J
    2001 SS, Its not the car its the Driver that matters....

  3. #3
    Veteran 0rion's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    ohio
    Posts
    22,520

    98 Formula
    06 duramax

    as sunset said....can't reuse the stock bolts. They're torque to yield bolts and are already stretched. You can probably get ARP hardware locally if you're in a pinch. Check the parts stores.

  4. #4
    Next... MrKid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Milford, CT
    Posts
    626

    Red
    '68 Camaro RS, '11 Camaro

    I ordered my new head bolts from Auto Zone. Shipped to store overnight. They're felpro's for $21 a set.

  5. #5
    Member jb3golf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Zona
    Posts
    600

    Red
    1998 Camaro Z28 Conv. M6

    Quote Originally Posted by MrKid View Post
    I ordered my new head bolts from Auto Zone. Shipped to store overnight. They're felpro's for $21 a set.
    Nice......the last thing you would have wanted to do is use head bolts that were already stretched...that would have been a disaster.......good luck on finishing your project Mr. Kid! BTW, what method will you be using to attain proper stretch with your new bolts??? (I'm assuming LS1howto.com method?)

  6. #6
    TerribleTed TerribleTed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    California-Sacramento-Roseville
    Posts
    145

    Red
    2000 Chevy Camaro Z28

    My head bolts are tossed,,,except for 2 of them,,,I will modify them with a grinder and use them for bolts that remove the material from the threads,,,loctite,,,etc,,

  7. #7
    Next... MrKid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Milford, CT
    Posts
    626

    Red
    '68 Camaro RS, '11 Camaro

    Quote Originally Posted by terribleted View Post
    my head bolts are tossed,,,except for 2 of them,,,i will modify them with a grinder and use them for bolts that remove the material from the threads,,,loctite,,,etc,,
    +1 ftw

  8. #8
    Next... MrKid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Milford, CT
    Posts
    626

    Red
    '68 Camaro RS, '11 Camaro

    Quote Originally Posted by jb3golf View Post
    Nice......the last thing you would have wanted to do is use head bolts that were already stretched...that would have been a disaster.......good luck on finishing your project Mr. Kid! BTW, what method will you be using to attain proper stretch with your new bolts??? (I'm assuming LS1howto.com method?)
    Yes, I'm using the same sequence, but I picked up a torque angle guage from AutoZone as well. I think it was less than $25, and well worth it

  9. #9
    Life in the Fast lane sunsetorangess's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Bragg NC
    Posts
    2,835

    Met. Sunset Orange
    01 SS

    Quote Originally Posted by MrKid View Post
    Yes, I'm using the same sequence, but I picked up a torque angle guage from AutoZone as well. I think it was less than $25, and well worth it
    Becareful with that Garbage autozone and advance sells, Most of there stuff isnt calibrated like it should be and is dropped, kicked around and thrown onto the shelf. Just make sure if your using one of there torque wrenchs that you double check your torque. The head bolts are low torque bolts so if you need both hands and a friend to pull the torque wrench to get it into spec it probly isnt right...
    Good luck on the project....
    J

  10. #10
    Next... MrKid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Milford, CT
    Posts
    626

    Red
    '68 Camaro RS, '11 Camaro

    Not worried about the angle guage. All it does is just spin with the wrench. No real calibration. My torque wrench is a Craftsman.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-16-2008, 05:40 PM
  2. Pontiac Cylinder Head Packages - Cylinder Head Symphony
    By Ed Blown Vert in forum Firebird / WS6
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-11-2007, 09:20 AM
  3. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-30-2007, 10:58 PM
  4. f/s AFR 205cc, head gaskets, and head bolts
    By slimeball6969 in forum Parts For Sale / Trade
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-12-2005, 10:17 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •