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Hello Gents,

Pulled my head due to a knock investigation. Pistons looked good and cylinders looked perfect so I put the head back on with new gasket and NEW head bolts.

Well the knock still had me worried so I decided to pull the motor to put in new bearing and rings etc.

The new head bolts I put on a month ago were torqued, only run less than 30 minutes (not even driven with)

Is it safe reuse the head bolts since they didn't go through any heat cycles, just the initial torque?

Any input is greatly appreciated.

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Did your gasket kit come with a head bolt stretch gauge? If they are under a certain length they are good to use. That being said if you didnít overtorque the heck out of them your probably fine.
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Thank you myother4X4isaCJ,

I totally forgot about the bolt stretch gauge that was with my gasket kit from when when I pulled the head.
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