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Standad Rod Bolts (Re-usable?)

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Hi Guys

 

My GT3 is probably one of the higher mileage examples on here (~118,000) and I'm planning a fairly large (and spirited) trip this summer. I'm looking at replacing the big end bearings just as maintenance beforehand and my question is, are the standard rod bolts re-usable or are they single use stretch bolts?

 

If they shouldn't be re-used I'll get ARP bolts, It's just that they cost twice as much as the bearings....

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I've always re-used them on several engine rebuilds with no issues as have several others I know of. There is nothing noted in the Service Notes about replacing them when changing the bearings. 

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Brilliant, good to hear.

 

Did Lotus use different sized bearings from factory? Or are the sizes available just to cater for people who have had their journals machined?

 

Ta

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