32 800-826-3045 ROD BOLTS HOW TO: INSTALL CAP-STYLE ROD BOLTS 1. Clean and inspect all hardware for obvi- ous damage. If necessary, chase or re-tap con rod threads to ensure proper thread engagement and accurate torque readings. 2. Position the washer with the chamfer facing the bolt head to ensure it clears the underhead radius. NOTE: Improper instal- lation will cause premature bolt failure. 3. Measure pre-torqued bolt length. Always keep a log of the original free standing length. A sample is on page 29. Assemble cap to rod, then lubricate the bolt threads and washer with ARP Ultra- Torque lubricant. Install bolt & washer. 4. Using a stretch gauge or micrometer to measure fastener stretch, torque rod bolt until recommended bolt stretch is achieved. A rod bolt stretch and torque table is located on pages 25-26. 5. Once properly preloaded, have the rods resized before assembling them to the pistons, then install in engine using the prescribed bolt-stretch method. Replace your original connecting rod cap screws with these ARP products for enhanced durability and improved strength. Use whenever cap screw-style bolts are used for rod cap retention. 3. Lubricate the bolt threads and the face of the nuts with ARP Ultra-Torque lubricant, tighten nuts to achieve rec- ommended bolt stretch. A rod bolt stretch and torque table is located on pages 25-26 . 4. With proper preload applied, have rods resized. This procedure is recommended any time rod bolts are replaced. 2. Reinstall the rod cap, then measure bolt length using a micrometer (free standing length). 5. Install rod and piston assemblies in engine using the prescribed bolt stretch method or by following recommended torque values. HOW TO: INSTALL OEM-STYLE ROD BOLTS 1. Inspect rods to ensure there is adequate chamfer to clear radius under heads, then install bolts after inspecting for damaged hardware. NOTE : One way to know if a bolt is ready to fail is if it has permanently yielded .001˝ or more. See page 27. Improved reliability and optimum strength are the main attributes of ARP’s replacement rod bolts. These are the finest fasteners available today, and are recommended for all high performance applications. TECH TIP Be sure the torque spec used when re-sizing a rod and final engine assem- bly are the same . Communicate with your machinist! Use a stretch gauge for both functions, if possible. TECH TIP Be sure the torque spec used when re-sizing a rod and final engine assem- bly are the same . Communicate with your machinist! Use a stretch gauge for both functions, if possible.