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I see lots of questions about "can I re-use" and torque spec. I'm curious if anyone has information on bolt quality. I can get them on theBay for anywhere from $20 to over $100, factory original NOS, other brands and "no-name".

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I would be curious to know what exactly you're doing?
I've seen people reuse old head bolts, buy new ones etc. ( Not sure if it is recommended to reuse )

For myself, I replace the head bolts with ARP head studs. Safe to reuse and great quality.

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I would be curious to know what exactly you're doing?
fairly straight forward, (quite a while ago now) The timing belt skipped a beat (97 ford probe 2.5l) I originally thought the tensioner failed, but looking at the "left" head it may have been a camshaft crash of some sort. Any way about it I have a new(used) head and valves. I'm thinking that the price of some new bolts isn't much compared to another failure. I just wonder if $20 head bolts vs. $50 (or more for oem) matters.
 
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