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Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2007 3:15 pm 
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just recently done head gasket on me EA, just wondering if i have to re torque the head bolts after driving it for a while ???
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Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2007 3:17 pm 
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Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2007 3:19 pm 
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If you retorque the head, make sure its cold, and no water in there, and do one at a time.

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2007 7:01 pm 
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The Head bolts are torque-to-yield bolts. Which means they are designed to stretch when torqued the first time. If you re-torque them they will fail and so will the head gasket.

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2007 7:13 pm 
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madmax wrote:
The Head bolts are torque-to-yield bolts. Which means they are designed to stretch when torqued the first time. If you re-torque them they will fail and so will the head gasket.


Exactly. Also the gaskets these days are not made to be retorqued.

 

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