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reuse head bolts???

Discussion in 'Civic and del Sol - EG and EK' started by okiewelder, Mar 26, 2008.

  1. okiewelder

    okiewelder New Member

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    Ok, I have a 95 civic with a D15b7 non vetech. I have pulled the head and it is getting milled so when I put it back on it will function correctly.
    Can I reuse the head bolts or do I need to replace? I looked at my book and it doesnt say anything about it. I did a search and there are conflicting treads.
    Thanks, Steven
     
  2. LS_VTEC

    LS_VTEC you get the BRAKE

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    I personally never re-use head studs. You can get ARP for probably around $100.
     
  3. custompainter

    custompainter drive it like U stole it

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    your not suppost to but i have use some oil to lube them up before you put them back in

    reason for not reusing them they stretch ,off setting threads and weakening the streghth.

    what could happen if reused if you cross thread and snap one you have to get it out - wich might mean pulling the motor and having it pulled and rethreaded at a machine shop
     
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    I've reused head bolts over and over. I haven't had a problem but ya you probably shouldn't.

    Just get some studs. They are cheap and reusable.
     
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    LS_VTEC you get the BRAKE

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    Studs should never be re-used. Especially when they are not properly torqued. Bolts can be re-used.
     
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    I thought that was the point of getting studs. So you don't wear out the threads in the block and can reuse them.

    In the original post he was asking if he could reuse his head bolts.
     
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    wadocrx honda builder by nature

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    ? Been building Hondas for years and that statement is as absolutely backwards.
     
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