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Conrod bolt re-use
I compared the length of an used bolt to a new bolt, and they were identical in length - 43.36 mm. I'm aware that the service manual is emphatic about these being a single use part, as they are TTY. However, it doesn't appear that the bolts have actually reached their yield point.
I fully intend to use the new bolts (already bought them, after all), so this is more a matter of curiosity and future reference - I have another build on deck. Given this information, would it be safe to re-use them?