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Old 12-07-2012, 06:17 PM   #1
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Both heads leaking at 80,000 miles

Did new gaskets and rings, how long can I wait to retorque? I have about 200 miles on them now, but need to do a quick 800 mile trip....
If I change the oil at 600, can I wait till 1000 to do the retorque?

Funny thing is, I did all this by the book and through the dealer initially. Still needed a warranty rebuild at 30, I'm thinking I need not worry. I mean what is the worst that could happen? Another rebuild? Still, for some reason I do worry.
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Old 12-08-2012, 05:16 AM   #2
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For the gasket the number of heat cool cycles is more important. If you have more than 4 or 5, then I would go ahead and retorque and change oil. Then maybe at 6K you can retorque again.

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