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Posted: Mon May 14, 2007 9:29 pm 
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I was asked a question today, and I couldn't answer it 100%.

I know with usual acl gaskets (not monotorque) you can retension after a random period of time.

However can you do an AU or an E series with AU gasket?.

The usual way of loosen one at a time and retension? or just crack each bolt up a bit?

Anyone done it on our beloved 6's?

 

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Posted: Mon May 14, 2007 10:59 pm 
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The head bolts are TTY bolts therefore you should not re-tension them.

Apply a decent amount of hylomar to the gasket before fitting it and it will be good for 100,000 + km's
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Posted: Mon May 14, 2007 11:10 pm 
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i wasn't aware that ACL made a non-monotorque version of there headgasket for the I6 due to the TTY headbolts.

 

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