so i started reassembling my engine this evening. i had finished plastiguaging my mains, installed my cam, set the crank in place and started torquing the main cap bolts down to proper spec. i'm torquing these down with the proper method - in thirds of force, if you will - and i get to the point of putting 110lbs of torque on the inner bolts. first one goes just fine - second one i don't get a click when i expect to from my torque wrench, so i loosen that bolt and start over from 70 lbs. i get up to 110 again and i still don't have the click when i expect it, but i just figured i must be wrong. i was wrong to assume i was wrong. sheared the bolt in two. so i loaded the engine back into my truck and it will be off to the machine shop bright and early tomorrow hoping that they'll remove the broken piece of the bolt for me for free (i just dropped some serious cash there, so i think my chances are pretty decent.) what i'm concerned about is the cost of replacement bolts. we'll see what happens. i guess it's good that it broke b/c had i overtorqued it and then loosened it and then torqued it to proper spec without shearing the bolt, i suppose it wouldn't be perfect b/c of the possible stretch and "twist" the bolt may have suffered when i originally overtorqued it. maybe this is a blessing in disguise so that i don't install faulty parts. who knows. wow - you read my pouting all the way to the end? thanks for listening to me cry.