Q: Does torqued to spec apply even if the bolt hole was initially stripped out?

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I was working on changing timing components on a ford 5.4l 3v engine. As I was putting in the bolt for the tensioner, I accidentally angled it and ended up cross threading the beginning few threads. I then pulled it out and used a tap and die set to attempt to fix the thread. With the tap, I went as far as I could and then I put in the bolt. I had to force the bolt in about 1 cm. I used loctite and once in there I used a torque wrench and tightened to spec. My question is whether or not this will still hold? Or should I do something else?

From the way you describe the bolt hole that was stripped only a few threads then was tapped and use lock tight and torqued. I do not see that you will have any issues as long as you were able to reach the proper torque without striping the threads.

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