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Head bolts can the head bolts be reused ?

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No because isn't secure they lose resistance

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Samy thanks again for your reply back is that mean mechanic can reuse the old bolts providing they come un damaged ? ??

I'm not Samy, but many bolts stretch and can't be reused, especially head bolts and frame bolts.

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Head bolt touqe settings

Tightening torques

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Stage 2: +90degrees
Stage 3: +90degrees

Cylinder head to lower timing
chain cover: 89in-lbs

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