Date: Sat, 04 Sep 2004 22:29:43 +0100
From: Colin Stamp <>
Subject: Re: Head Gasket

On Fri, 03 Sep 2004 23:01:55 GMT, Bob <> wrote: >Yeah, I hear you. I made a WAG that the torque was very high, since >the difference in the two settings they give in the book does not >require much of a turn - so that 90 degrees is a major pull up in >torque. I thought they would be "on use" bolts but despite a lot >of reading I could not find anyplace that it actually said they >had to be replaced if you pulled the head. Anyway, torque them to >30, them 44, then pull one about 45 degrees and see what torque >you get. I was not comfortable pulling them more than that. Sounds sensible. If I find any loose ones, that's what I'll do. At least they won't be loose anymore ;o) > >FYI - I checked on the torx tool. It's actually a "reverse" torque. >That is, the head bolt has a "torx bit" on top, you buy a torx >socket to fit. Mine says size "E16". Most autoparts stores should >have individual sockets you can buy. Yep. It certainly won't be the first extra socket I've had to buy. I can hardly get the lid shut on my "best" socket set. Cheers, Colin.

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