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Thread: Ever have bolt stretching when reinstalling camshaft brackets?

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2014-03-27 23:30:17
WAy back when I knew nothing, I set mine to ft-bs when it should have been inch-lbs. It was my first use of my torque wrench and I tightened till I felt the click

And then did three more before I realized the wrench wasn't clicking, the bolts were snapping

Lesson learned - broken bolts of any kind in an SR head is a bitch.
2014-03-28 00:17:21
I never met a broken bolt I liked.

Didn't we just have the thread about the guy who torqued his cams down w/o a torque wrench and went 30,000 miles so far and no problems?
2014-03-28 00:47:30
Working on Hondas I always tightened til snug. Never once heard of a problem. Those tiny bolts are so easy to break. Heck buddy even ran a car with a broke one, had 3 more bolts holding the cap. No problems after 3 years at 400hp reving to 9.5k.
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