engine fastener cycling and bolt re-use Q
Rebuilding my 1G 6 bolt, and I'm wondering about whether to reuse the original main cap bolts or not. I cant find any specs about max. unstretched length, anybody got specs for that? I got Eagle rods this time with ARP bolts. After reading on several sites, the concensus seems to be torquing/loosening the ARP's at least 5 times to cycle the bolts and get a more accurate (ie repeatable) torque measurement. Anybody have any negative opinions on doing this? If I wind up with new FACTORY main bolts would the same cycling theory apply?