When you prepare rods for use, one of the things that need to be checked and corrected before further work is twist, even new rods! Stock rod bolts should be replaced with ARP bolts. ARP 3/8" rod bolts, when torqued in pairs to 45 lb. with ARP lube and a feeler gauge between the pair, will come up to torque quickly with 20 lb. initial torque then 45 lb. in one turn. Measured .005"-.007" bolt stretch.
Last edited by MouseFink; 11-12-2012 at 04:49 PM.