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Old 10-14-2012, 12:52 PM
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Why did you replace the head bolts? Were the Victor Reinz bolts made specifically for the M20 head? I think the reason they couldn't be turned the second 90* torque is because they weren't the right bolts. The OEM bolts are "torque to yield" pieces. The are designed to stretch a certain amount.

You said you replaced them one at a time. I guess you took one out, cleaned the hole, and then put the new bolt in and torqued it to specs (30 ft/lb IIRC), then tried to turn it the 90* and then another 90*. I have my doubts about that working. It might, it might not. Still curious why you replaced the bolts..........
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