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I did some more research; both Ford and IH used Mahle bolts. I made some calls. 36 are on the way.
At first I was going to reuse the old bolts. I measured them and they are in specifications. But, I'm running a little more boost. Even though, the old bolts lasted three years and the sky did not fall.
IMO: Anyone can over build and have it work. It takes a smart person to build it strong enough, within economic constraints and not waste resources. It's called engineering.
I just happen to have two pieces of paper that claim I know something. They allowed me to retire at 55 and waste money on a diesel.
What I have learned from this thread is that head bolt discussion is similar to HPOPs, filters, additives, oil, tires, religion, politics and etc... For me, it's facts and data over ideology. It's who I am and I mean no disrespect to anyone here.
I hope everyone has a good weekend.
97 F350 XL std cab, zf5, srw (converted), 4wd, 3.55s, stock wheels/tires & rebuilt 9.18
2 Donaldsons, 3" dp, ACs, T500, HV LPOP, Hydra w/PHP, DIY 60 gl tank w/6 gl sump, eFuel/Cat filters, Aeromotive RR, Auber instruments, 140v IDM, KC 300X 63/70/84, boost fooler, RiffRaff bellowed up pipes, 6.0 IC, 3" plenums w/RiffRaff inserts & SB 425HD
Last edited by MeTo; 06-30-2018 at 01:19 PM.