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headgasket concern

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#1 jasaab


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Posted 21 February 2010 - 07:21 AM

rebuilding a 2.2 1997 Did headgasket but for got to torque down the last 90 degrees on bolts. engine still not in car yet or intake manifold timing belts not on . can I just finish the torque now one week later or do I need to start over with new headgaskets

Edited by jasaab, 21 February 2010 - 07:24 AM.

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 07:57 AM

You can do it now. The heads are clamped tightly, the last 90 is to stretch the head bolts to the right amount.

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 09:45 AM

so long as you did not back any of them out, you are ok. i just did a 2.5 and thought i mixed up one of the torque sequences, but i turned out to be ok. I had to stop in the middle of it and come back later.

there is a angle gauge you can but specifically for degrees turning of head bolts, i guess you would find the tool wherever you can get a torque wrench at. I did not have this yool yo use, i just lined up my torque wrench perpendicular and parallel to the motor to gauge 90 deg turns. I was using an engine stand.

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