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Con rod bolts


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I don't believe that it should take this much effort to get these new ones seated. Is it normal to beat them into place? Or do you get them close then let tightening finish the job.

TIA

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bustedone.jpg

i had one break the head off, and since this is extremely rare, it MUST have been because someone was beating on it or something... above is what i found in the oil pan (conrod bolt head)!

-Rob

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Replacing the con rod bolts is a very good idea, but does pose some problems, as it can change the the shape of the big end bore on the rod.

1) The bolts should be pressed in, with the rod supported squarely.

2) After the bolts are pressed in, the big end bore shaped needs to get checked & probably resized.

Best to have a shop do all of this if you are not equipped.

I know many folks might say they knocked 'em into place & never checked/resized the big end bores, but the sequence detailed above is the preferred approach. I can't see taking shortcuts with rod bolts, as they are the single most highly stressed fasteners on the car, and their installation does effect the critical rod bearing fit.

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