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I was told by a buddy of mine that when using ARP rod bolts that the torque is different then when using factory rod bolts. Is this true? I have my Cleveland all together and ready to install the oil pan and have the rods torqued to factory specs using oil as a lubricant on the threads. Am I in trouble?


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You should have received instructions from ARP with the bolts. They recommend measuring the rod bolt stretch with a tool. If you decide to check with a torque wrench, the torque values vary based on type of lube used. I'd call ARP and request torque numbers for oil.
 

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I had a machine shop purchase and press in the ARP bolts for me. I never recieved any instructions at all. Is the stretch gauge so much better then a quality torque wrench?



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Here's their website...

http://www.arp-bolts.com

Here's the torque table (general)...

http://www.arp-bolts.com/pages/tech/images/fasttorq.pdf

Here's the torque table for rod bolts...

http://www.arp-bolts.com/pages/tech/images/rod_bolt.pdf

Good Luck!
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first a strectch gauge is for using as a referance for a non torgue bolt then after you torque it then when you take it apart later like at the end of a season check it again and see how much strectch you have to from the new bolt apr has set limits on them. just my .02
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i kinda recall the ARP instructions when i was putting my motor together saying that if you dont have a stretch gauge, then torque down and loosen the rod bolts 3 times. apparently my machinist had already done this so i just torque them down using the ARP lube and ARP specs.
 
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