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 Post subject: rocker bolts
Posted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 12:04 pm 
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where can i get a replacement set of rocker bolts from? as i have broken roughly 3 of the bolts. i did a search and couldnt find an answer,
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 Post subject: Re: rocker bolts
Posted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 12:08 pm 
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ford maybe?


or take one to a a fastner joint like coventry's fasteners and ask for some in high tensile steel :)

 

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 Post subject: Re: rocker bolts
Posted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 12:10 pm 
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broken 3 rocker bolts? how tight are you doing them??
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 Post subject: Re: rocker bolts
Posted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 12:13 pm 
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i did do them up pretty tight last time, and when undoing them i snapped a couple.
but i had some spares before, and cant seem to find any more in my shed now.
so there is no full set you can buy? like the head bolt sets?
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 Post subject: Re: rocker bolts
Posted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 12:24 pm 
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Local wreckers is the best bet there man.

MIGHT try your luck at a bolts/fasteners store, probably won't get anything identical though.

 

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 Post subject: Re: rocker bolts
Posted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 12:29 pm 
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hmm ill try a bolt place in town here, there pretty cheap and normally come up with something pretty good. will have to pick up some spares too.
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 Post subject: Re: rocker bolts
Posted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 1:37 pm 
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Get a torque wrench while you're at it - at 20-25Nm, they won't be breaking.

 

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 Post subject: Re: rocker bolts
Posted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 3:23 pm 
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Have some here somewhere if you are interested. Problem is you are in QLD.
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 Post subject: Re: rocker bolts
Posted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 3:31 pm 
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got a torque wrench just dont use it, which is probably the issue. ill try around town first SWC and if i cant get any here ill get yours?
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Posted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 3:37 pm 
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Yours if you want them, just pay postage.
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 Post subject: Re: rocker bolts
Posted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 6:19 pm 
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hmm id really be keen on some brand new ones that arnt stretched or anything, so i dont have to worry about breaking them.
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Posted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 6:29 pm 
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If you don't torque the s**t out of them they wont be stretched...

What's the bet that by going all iron man on them you've pulled the aluminium threads in the head which is easy to do?

Being an EF rocker cover... Good luck finding those funny looking bolts anywhere brand new... Unless you wonder down to ford and they have some NOS somewhere... Post in papa smurf's thread on here...

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Posted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 7:13 pm 
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hey i didnt know how tight they had to be, and im only knew too all of this. its a simple mistake and im learning from it.
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Posted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 7:28 pm 
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Yes well what I am saying is... Second hand ones wont be stretched because it'd be unlikely to find a set that have been stretched beyond yield point...

Also...

Do you still have usable thread left in the head? Checked it with an equivalent sized bolt to ensure bolts will still smoothly screw into it...

If you have pulled them you will either need a new head or to drill and tap it and fit helicoils...

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 Post subject: Re: rocker bolts
Posted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 7:30 pm 
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i can get the bolts out, they snapped above the head and i can remove them just havent yet.
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