Our Performance 12 point bolt kits are a nice looking option that features grade 8 strength, black oxide coating, and with a price that doesn't break the bank. This kit includes all 6 bolts you need to attach the valley pan hold down straps to the engine block. Custom matching, small diameter washers are also included with this kit.
The GOOD option. Our grade 8 Valley pan hold down bolt kits includes all 6 bolts and washers you need to hold down the front and rear of the valley pan. Supplied in a good looking gold irridite finish.
The BEST option. Our ARP polished stainless steel valley pan holddown bar bolt kits are exactly what people mean when they say "show quality." Made from ARP's proprietary "300" stainless steel alloy, they are rated at a minimum 170,000 PSI, which is even stronger than a grade 8 bolt! And, you can't beat the quality, shine and corrosion resistance of polished stainless, especially for the valley pan bars, where they are right up at the top of the engine. Nothing resists the ravages of weather, time and even repeated tightening and loosening like stainless. These are truly maintenance free! Matching polished stainless washers are included. Small details like this can really make a car "show quality."
Whenever you order bolts, don't forget a tube of ARP assembly lubricant. ARP's new "Ultra-Torque" is a special new blend of PFTE lube which ensures the correct torque will be reached on the first pull, so there is no longer any need to "cycle" the fastener (or loosen and tighten it several times), which has been the case with ARP's regular "Moly Lube" This lube is essential to get correct torque on the head, rod and main bolts, and it doesn't hurt to put it on misc other engine bolts as well. One tube is usually enough to do 4 or 5 complete engines, so it's a good investment to keep around the shop.
Use our premium Permatex BLUE Loctite on all applications which need to be held in place, but are still intended to be broken loose from time to time. We always use this on certain parts of the engine which tend to come loose occaisionally due to harmonics, even when they are torqued correctly during assembly. Big Block Mopars are famous for this on torque coverter bolts, rocker arm hardware, cam sprocket bolts, etc. We highly recommend it for those applications. One small tube is usually enough to do one complete engine. Made in the USA!
Use our premium Permatex RED Loctite on all applications which need to be held in place near permanently, and you don't expect to need to break loose. One small tube is usually enough to do one complete engine. Made in the USA!
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