Titanium Ducati cylinder head studs

I have a theory, and thats that theories don’t work in practice! In theory titanium shouldn’t work very well for cylinder head studs because of its stretchyness. They won’t break, they don’t expand much but they may stretch under load. However i’ve done a few sets now and they all seem to work OK. The worst that could happen is that there may be a bit of blow past the head gasket, which if its a composite gasket may cause some burning, but they won’t go ‘bang’.

So despite my reservations a customer wants a set for his Ducati, based on the theory that you can buy aftermarket titanium ones

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