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Over torque head bolts reuse HG and bolts?


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#1 xvega

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Posted 14 April 2007 - 10:34 AM

Okay I made a big mistake of overtorquing(sp) my head bolts. I now have the correct specs. The car has not been started do I need to replace the bolts and headgasket. They were torqued to 70lbs. Thanks for any help!!

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Posted 14 April 2007 - 12:12 PM

I would think you need to replace the gaskets is you loosen the bolts from a higer torque valve. But someone else may disagree.

Okay I made a big mistake of overtorquing(sp) my head bolts. I now have the correct specs. The car has not been started do I need to replace the bolts and headgasket. They were torqued to 70lbs. Thanks for any help!!



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Posted 14 April 2007 - 02:44 PM

You need to replace the gaskets. You have substantially over torqued the gaskets and damaged them. The bots will be fine, but the HG are scrap.

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Posted 14 April 2007 - 07:49 PM

Thnaks for the confirmation thats what my gut was telling me but the wallet was saying no. I will buy new bolts and gaskets Monday




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