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What causes rocker arm bolts to break in the v10 engines?

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what causes rocker arm bolts to break in the v10 engines?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Neal replied 5 years ago.

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Do you have the 5/16 or 3/8 studs?

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
we have 5/16 studs
Expert:  Neal replied 5 years ago.
They are a little weak and the design was later changed to use 3/8 studs due to the failures. The studs are just too weak for the forces and the repetitive motion. Occasional failes of the 5/16 studs are a known issue.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
how can you fix it?
Expert:  Neal replied 5 years ago.
Do you mean the broken stud or the breakage issue?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
the breakage issue
Expert:  Neal replied 5 years ago.
To solve that problem you can go with an aftermarket rocker setup. Especially since that engine is used in the Viper there are aftermarket parts available.
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