RE: [DML] Re: Head Bolts
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RE: [DML] Re: Head Bolts



Thanks David, I have not had any cooling problems with the car, granted everything from the radiator to the water pump is new (except the head gaskets), so I will not adjust the head bolts.
 
Thanks again,
Todd Nelson
1561, Vermont
http://www.rit.edu/~tan5732
 

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From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx on behalf of David Teitelbaum
Sent: Mon 7/24/2006 2:09 PM
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [DML] Re: Head Bolts



You should NOT try to retorque the head bolts. This torque procedure
is ONLY for the installation of new head gaskets. If you try
retorqueing the bolts you will either break them or strip out the
block. If you do not see bubbles in the coolant, are not losing
coolant, not getting hydrostatic lock, or the motor doesn't overheat,
you should not touch the heads. Since you are checking valve
clearances you should not touch them either if they are close.
Generally you may find you only have to actually adjust 1 or 2 of them.
 In general it is no longer considered "maintainence" to check head
torques. 




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