In Reply to: Over torqued one of the three strut bolts posted by Chris Rose on August 03, 2001 at 17:15:55:
Otherwise your struts may have undergone severe stress enough to pass the maximum tensile strength of those bolts. I'm not sure what the grade is for strut bolts, but I do know that if you want strong bolts, use Grade 8 or better carbon steel. Don't use stainless steel as their tensile strength is less. And always when reassembling bolts, use a good bolt dressing like Anti-Seize so removal the next time is a painless event.
Anytime you have to re-bolt on high-stress application, you should always use new bolts as torqued bolts have reached their tensile point once and are considered stressed with a good possiblity of fracture under normal conditions.