Timing chain tensioner bolt installation
Things are progressing with the head gasket (and head) replacement process. Now that I'm finally putting things back together, I have issues with the timing chain tensioner bolt installation.
When I removed the tensioner bolt from the old head, it was necessary to use a wrench to remove it due to the tightness of the bolt in the head. The bolt was in the old head until today when I removed it. When I examined the tensioner bolt after removal, I can see clearly that it's damaged, so I've ordered a new one. I see in the photo below from Vin's great head replacement guide (not his or my pictures) that the guy is hand threading the tensioner bolt into the head, and Vin says, "Patience. Place the bolt in when you feel it. Patience."
My question is, when I receive the new tensioner bolt, should it thread freely enough in the new head that I'll be able to hand thread the tensioner bolt all the way in and feel the pin on the end of the bolt seating into the hole in the retainer plate?
1986 Spider Quadrifoglio