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I have a stock 1988 5.0 mustang engine with stock heads that needs new head bolts. I ordered a set of ARP bolts that the catalog listing is for "standard 302 with Edelbrock heads" this is the only head bolts ARP has listed for a Ford 302 except for the 1/2" bolts for use with 351 heads. These bolts come with washers that are about the same diameter as the flange that is part of the new bolt head and this is what I am somewhat confused about. One of the guys at the shop here tells me that the washers are for use only with aluminum heads and should not be used with cast iron. The factory bolts do not use washers and the length from the bottom of the bolt heads to thread tips are the same as the factory bolts if the washers are not used, thus they are slightly shorter if the washers are used and this guy says that the Edelbrock heads are machined to allow for this. I know why washers are required on aluminum heads but is there any reason not to use them with cast iron?

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When I used their product the instruction sheet said to use washers so as not to gouge the head and not gall when torquing.
See here http://www.arp-bolts.com/pages/produ...s/how_tos.html
and http://www.arp-bolts.com/pages/produ...headstuds.html
and http://www.arp-bolts.com/pages/tech/tech.html
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my arp bolts for my chevy iron heads came with washers and i would use washers no matter what.
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Ok, I used the washers and the ARP recommended torque values and sequence even though it is different from the service manual specs, now after I run this thing for a few days should the bolts be re-torqued?
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