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Head bolt socket
Posted 30 December 2001 - 01:22 AM
Does anyone know where I can get one or possibly how to make one?
What about an alternative? Any tips?
Posted 30 December 2001 - 05:35 AM
Price here in europe arround $27.
Make one yourself mae be possible using a simple ring spanner (ring wrench?), cutting the ring off and welding the necessary connection peace square on the edge.
The retorque mae be done after the first warm up or later.
I think after about 1000 miles is the best.
Engine should be real cold.
Dont forget to loosen the tree mounting bolts from intake manifold (No.1 and No.3 Cyl. side, passengerside US.) Loosen them no more than 90° or water mae leak. If not loosed, the intake manifold mae breake during tightening the head bolts.
Do not loosen bolts from No2 and No4 cyl. side.
Loosen head bolt 1 about 60° and apply oil if necessary, repeat "loosen and tighten" operation four or five times within the 60° range for a better fit, then tighten bolt to the specified torque. (64Nm.= 6.5Kg-m = 47ft-lb)
Similarly, retighten each bolt in the sequence from 2 to 9 as posted before.
Dont forget to tighten bolts from intake manifold afterwards.
Good luck and best wishes to all for 2002.
Posted 30 December 2001 - 05:44 AM
Posted 30 December 2001 - 08:22 AM
The Chilton's manual suggests making spacers to fill in for the rocker assm., but theirs are much more involved. I just used 4 heavy washers and two 1/2" drive sockets (9/16 I think). After everything is torqued, just pull the spacers out and torque the rocker assm. It worked great.
Posted 30 December 2001 - 09:37 AM
Cost: One Craftsman socket plus the time to grind it to minimum material. Another tool for the Subaru special tool box. Funny thing was that when I went to re-torque the bolts, there was no tightening required, but I was able to easily engage all of the bolts heads completely to test them. This was on an '86 turbo - the head gaskets are made of a different (harder) material than for non-turbo which may have made a difference.
I used a Craftsman because I knew it had the best chance of holding up in its modified (weakened state). No problem.
Posted 30 December 2001 - 09:29 PM
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