1997 LT1 Connecting Rod Bolts
So I was looking at the torque specs on this motor I'm putting back together ( stock ) and noticed for 96-97, it has specs that look an awful lot like the head bolt specs for those years. This concerns me because the head bolts were switched to TTY and are not reusable. Are the rod bolts one-time-use TTY as well?
If so, that really sucks if you want to use plasti-gauge to check bearing tolerances. Torque them down once to check, but then replace them to do the final install.
The fact I don't see them for sale on rockauto at all inclines me to believe they are reusable. That, and they look to be hard to remove from the rods. Can I reuse these? If not, how am I supposed to check bearing clearances without having to buy two sets?