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Old 07-16-2007, 03:05 PM   #115
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Head Torque (courtesty of datchew)

Originally Posted by datchew
I think the textbook answer from the guru's (since I asked Oak on the phone) is that every 5k you tune the valves and every 10k you re-torque the heads.

Being a recent victim of a pulled stud and the adventure that ensued... I did a bit of research and I think i'm going to join the crowd that re-torques them much less often.

For me, the new recipe will be:

New head gasket? 100 miles, 500 miles, 1000 miles, 5k miles, and then every 50k after that, by which time, it'll be time for (maybe) a valve job again and a new gasket.

Alot of folks on this board do it differently. Some don't re-torque at all, some do it every 10k miles. Put me in the 50k mile camp. gaskets are easier than tapping the block.

The most important thing to remember is to use a "bet your life on its accuracy" torque wrench and to not go over 25-26 ft-lbs.
Good advice
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