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The Easy Way to Install ARP Head Studs

Published on August 16, 2017 under White Wookie Build

ARP HEAD STUDS VR6Next up in the White Wookie build, it’s time for ARP studs! This is a very common upgrade when adding boost to any engine. ARP is THE name in automotive hardware. Making the choice to run ARP head studs and ARP connecting rod bolts was a very easy one. Installation of these bolts is a little different than the factory cylinder head bolts.

The OEM VR6 cylinder head bolts are “torque to yield”. That means they stretch when you properly tighten them. What that also means is, they can not be reused. The ARP studs on the other hand can be reused. They cost a little more to use, but overall are a better fastener.

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3 Comments

  1. Michael Broughton

    Hi Charles,
    Your video have been a great help.
    Especially with the VW Tiguan timing upper timing chain tensioner. I bought the 4th revision like you said it is working great.
    The question I have is why did you split the head gasket?
    Does the spacer come with it?
    Thanks again for all your help.
    Mike

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