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Builders, need some help here.

Tearing down my '07 yesterday for some head work.
going beautifully until a stud came loose removing a head bolt.

The stud has no visible damage and the bolts were loosened properly.
Replace, re-use ? If replace. The loose one, all 4, all 8 ?
 

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printer said:
Builders, need some help here.

Tearing down my '07 yesterday for some head work.
going beautifully until a stud came loose removing a head bolt.

The stud has no visible damage and the bolts were loosened properly.
Replace, re-use ? If replace. The loose one, all 4, all 8 ?
Put it back in as long as you didn't damage it or nick it up. The length of the stud above the case needs to be set. Check your manual.
 

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Your studs should have a shoulder, (goes down). Tighten to factory spec, a couple of drops of red loctite should do it. Follow the procedure in your service manual, use a short head bolt.




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Since the stud is already out, I'd recommend replacing it with a new one. Of course, set the stud height, per the manual, and red loctite the sucker in there. While you're at it, check the height of the remaining studs, to make sure they didn't back out while you were removing head bolts, or get installed too far down at the MoCo.
Damage can be impossible to see and insidious. It's cheap insurance to replace, imo.

T. Mealer
Flowerfield, IL
 

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printer said:
Builders, need some help here.

Tearing down my '07 yesterday for some head work.
going beautifully until a stud came loose removing a head bolt.

The stud has no visible damage and the bolts were loosened properly.
Replace, re-use ? If replace. The loose one, all 4, all 8 ?

You can reuse them if there not damaged / bent or stretched. If it were me I'd replace them all. (just me) Use RED loctite and torque to spec.


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Your studs should have a shoulder, (goes down). Tighten to factory spec, a couple of drops of red loctite should do it. Follow the procedure in your service manual, use a short head bolt.




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Your right about the shoulder! I replaced mine with SE studs and they didn't have the shoulder.
 
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