Connecting Rod Bolt
An automotive connecting rod bolt is a critical component in the engine assembly that is responsible for securing the connecting rod to the crankshaft. The connecting rod bolt plays an important role in transmitting the force generated by the combustion process to the crankshaft, which converts the reciprocating motion of the piston into rotary motion. The connecting rod bolt is typically made of high-strength steel and is designed to withstand the high loads and stresses generated by the engine. During operation, the connecting rod bolt must maintain a precise amount of clamping force to ensure that the connecting rod remains securely attached to the crankshaft. Over time, the repeated stresses and strains can cause the connecting rod bolt to stretch or deform, leading to a loss of clamping force and potential engine failure. Therefore, it is essential to replace connecting rod bolts at recommended intervals and to use high-quality, OEM or aftermarket replacements that are specifically designed for the engine. Proper torque and tensioning of the connecting rod bolt are crucial to ensure proper engine operation and reliability. Regular inspection and maintenance of the connecting rod bolts are necessary to ensure the safety and longevity of the engine.
When choosing a replacement set of connecting rod bolts, first confirm the year, make, model, and engine size of your vehicle. If building a custom performance engine, confirm the correct size, length, and type of connecting rod bolts that will fit the connecting rods properly. From the remaining compatible options, select the connecting rod bolts that fit your application and budget needs.
Available from JEGS is a large selection of connecting rod bolts, provided by top fastener manufacturers including Crower, Eagle, Manley, B&B, ARP connecting rod bolts, and many others. Each set of connecting rod bolts is made from high quality materials and production to produce long-lasting fastener performance your engine deserves.