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Author Topic:   rod bolts loose
posted January 18, 2004 09:29 PM
I bought a used professional built motor
with three seasons on it. I took it apart
and the rod bolts are loose in the rods,
you can push them right out. there milodon
rod bolts. this is not normal is it.
should I looking at some different rods?

posted January 19, 2004 06:20 AM
sounds like that guy knew just when to sell it. i wouldn't mess with them. 3 seasons is a lot of hard laps...

posted January 19, 2004 10:19 AM
Ya, on a street motor you could knurl the holes and put new bolts back in. But, sounds like they worked loose from being revved higher than the rod could take. You probably could get a set of ARP's that would bite in and be tight again, but I'm thinking those rods have stretched and are just waiting to break.

Pitch 'em and buy some new ones.

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