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Old 04-04-2013, 07:25 PM
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1997 buick 3800SC question

I read recently that the Buick 3800 SC series 2 engines have "Rod BOLTS" that are "torque to yield", making them "non reusable". IS this True ?? So, if I wanted to check the rod and main bearings before installing this engine, once I took off the rod caps, I can no longer just re-torque "without having to replace the rod bolts" ?? This doesn't sound reasonable. Can someone verify if this is TRUE ?? Thanks

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Most likely they are torque to yield and shouldn't be reused. ZZPerformance sell a set of ARP bolts for $99.

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Tty rod bolts ?

I've heard of TTY "HEAD" bolts, but TTY "ROD Bolts" ? That means just to check the rod bearings, you have to pull the heads, pull the pistons and rods to replace the "Bolts", That's insane !
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