Head bolt washers?

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Jim in SC
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Head bolt washers?

Postby Jim in SC » Fri Oct 08, 2021 10:48 am

I'm having to replace the gasket on my '59 Cub's engine - the tractor was beginning to show white smoke when I first start it - but I don't know if the 15 bolts/cap screws require split washers or not. Anyone have the answer? Thanks! :help:
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Re: Head bolt washers?

Postby tst » Fri Oct 08, 2021 11:15 am

no washers, make sure to seal the head bolt threads so the coolant does not leak through

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Jim in SC
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Joined: Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:16 am
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Tractors Owned: 1951 Farmall H - "Ray R." (SN FBH 366519)
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1964 IH Cub Cadet 100 - (SN 92562)
1971 IH Cub Cadet 106 - (SN 380760)

2018 Husqvarna YTH18542

Tractor previously owned:
1951 Farmall Cub - "Johnny R."
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: Conway, South Carolina

Re: Head bolt washers?

Postby Jim in SC » Fri Oct 08, 2021 4:08 pm

Will do, thanks! :hattip:
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Re: Head bolt washers?

Postby Dale Finch » Sat Oct 09, 2021 7:51 am

If you aren't already doing it, you might consider using NEW headbolts. A future owner/mechanic might thank you!

As Tim said, use thread sealant on the bolts and Copper Coat on the gasket.
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Re: Head bolt washers?

Postby Cub-Bud » Sat Oct 09, 2021 9:48 am

And, I always use a thread tap and carefully clean/chase the head bolt threads in the block.
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