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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Oct 19th, 2006, 9:13 am Thread Starter
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Stretch Bolts Warning

Also, a good reason for a 'common' forum for all slant/4's?

For those of you that are inclined to replace, paint, etc. various bolts on the slant/4 here is a dire warning. I recently learned about 'stretch' bolts (apparently all bolts stretch to various degrees upon tightening) but some of the bolts on the slant/4 are of aluminum and are to be replaced everytime.

I don't know which ones, but I was interested in painting some of the bolts for aesthetics and found this info on another website. I was informed there is a tech bulletin on this . . . I guess, just be careful.

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Ah, this is a bit too vague for me. Could you post the link to where it's discussed, or tell us which bolts are aluminum and therefore should be replaced every time they're removed?
Finally, what does this have to do with painting the bolts/screws?
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Finally, what does this have to do with painting the bolts/screws?
I presume he removes the bolts/screws to paint them ...

So not only replace the screws but be very carefull when fastening screws!!!

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Ah, this is a bit too vague for me. Could you post the link to where it's discussed, or tell us which bolts are aluminum and therefore should be replaced every time they're removed?
Finally, what does this have to do with painting the bolts/screws?
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I'm purdy sure he's talking engine bolts. Critical torque to heads and such are a one time use on lots of engines like the 6.0 diesel. I'm having a set of head bolts chromed for my King Ranch:wtf

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As part of the replacement clutch kit new bolts are provided.
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Ah, this is a bit too vague for me. Could you post the link to where it's discussed, or tell us which bolts are aluminum and therefore should be replaced every time they're removed?
Finally, what does this have to do with painting the bolts/screws?
Thanks, Greg
On another site one of the guys replaced (or painted, not sure) the bolts/screws on the covers of the slant/4. That started the discussion. A link to www.tastynuts.com was provided that sold a 'kit' for those replacements. The kit refers to 'stretch screw/bolts' and this is what started the whole thing. And as the reply below implies, removing these stretch bolts/screw means replacing them. The warning was meant say, "If you don't know what you're doing specifically in removing screws/bolts, better check first." Obviously windshield, fairing type fasteners are not of the stretch variety.

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Curious......which bolts are visible with fairings on?

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