Is it standard to replace head bolts?

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Engine shop I went to said to me , "do you want a new engine or what?" replace everything you can, as new as possible. He specializes in v8 ford racing engines.
 
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@cruisermatt pointed that out not me :D


one good reason to replace a head bolt with a toyota genuine parts one is if there corroded badly or at all pitting on the smooth upper part above the threads / below the hex head portion ..

- that leaves and begs the question ?

- do u replace as a entire set for good measure and sound mind bod and soul u can sleep at night value added ?


- me .......

- hell yes ill replace as a whole set if only one requires it , but that's just me .....

- otherwise , the head bolts are indeed re-useable per the F and 2F and 3F and 3FE FSM's

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Engine shop I went to said to me , "do you want a new engine or what?" replace everything you can, as new as possible. He specializes in v8 ford racing engines.
Ford guys are just the worst. :lol:
 

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New head bolts for an F.5 are NLA so I've got no choice but to re-use.
Unless someone knows a source?
 
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New head bolts for an F.5 are NLA so I've got no choice but to re-use.
Unless someone knows a source?
surely there is an equivalent, maybe arp? I normally hang in the diesel section. Personally in the past I probably would just reuse as I am a tight ass. But now I think, well how many times do I want to rebuild engines max 6x in my life, so the occasion merits new.

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The Head Bolts for the 1.5F are different (a little longer) from F and 2F head bolts. Only used one year. There is no equivalent (I've looked) and long unobtanium new. If the OP has a 1.5F, no choice but to reuse head bolts and as many have said, they're meant to be reused.
 
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The Head Bolts for the 1.5F are different (a little longer) from F and 2F head bolts. Only used one year. There is no equivalent (I've looked) and long unobtanium new. If the OP has a 1.5F, no choice but to reuse head bolts and as many have said, they're meant to be reused.
that's convincing! Must admit though I have to trim some shorter arp bolts for my 2h, happy with that myself.
 

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that's convincing! Must admit though I have to trim some shorter arp bolts for my 2h, happy with that myself.

Well, there may be some ARPs that could be made to work, with a little machining, but I've never looked into that. I was able to find, after quite a while looking, a good used set as a back up for my '74.
 

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