Oh I am going with new bolts. The only bolts that are driving me crazy are the rocker arm bolts, two have snapped like they are made out of butter or worst.

These only require 189 in/lbs so there is no reason for them to break unless they were over tighten. I am using metric bolts from ACE that are just as strong. I have removed the rocker arms from the driver side back 3 times, 3 TIMES because of another broken bolt. Now I have to carefully drill it out and will go for the second bolt on the rocker arms.

I will have to source them out to see if I can find them, hopefully before Saturday because I want to have it running this weekend PERIOD.

Maybe the local Fastenal might have the equivalent.


88 red Montero with the Dakar Special Edition decals, 438,000 miles (As of 7/23/2012) some occational blue puffing but still strong and counting!!! I am going ppsshhh (turbo), Stay tuned =) ...