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Has as anyone come across an alternative head bolt for the aj6 engine ,do they need to be shorter if the head is skimmed
 

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I have no definitve knowledge about this personally, but heads are usually skimmed by a few thou, I can't see that making a difference to the head bolts. Try screwing one into the block until it bottoms out and take some measurements?
 

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Be careful. They are stretch bolts.
 

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Single use only?
 

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Yes. They cost about £20 each when I had my XJ40's head gasket replaced way back. But I got the main dealer to do it.... less than £400 back in 1998.
Happy days.

Correction--- I must have the price for these bolts wrong, surely.
Maybe it was £20 for all of them ??
 
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