i did a check on head bolt torque

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Re: i did a check on head bolt torque

Postby beaconlight » Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:12 pm

several of them were a fair amount under spec of 45 FT/LBS.

I don't really know how much in FT?LBS a fair amount is! Then again i have seen people reuse head bolts which is supposed to be a no no because of the stretch. Would we advocate removing, cleaning and adding sealant before reinstalling? Would we advocate replacing the ones a fair amount under spec? W ere they so loose one could fit a finger nail between the bolt head and the engine head?
As you can see from my earlier post on this subject I am skeptical that the retorquing will fully give the desired result but it just might help. Then again what type of sealant was used? Does it harden?

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Re: i did a check on head bolt torque

Postby ntrenn » Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:07 pm

I used the aviation gasket sealer on the threads, but you could use PTFE pipe dope in a pinch.

If you have bolt showing a gap - yep you should dig deeper. Yes - I would not reuse head bolts, but only because of the corrosion - the ones I took off the '65 were necked down by corrosion. Head gaskets don't like the clamp removed off them, but one bolt may not cause an issue.

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