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Re: Reinz Head gasket question

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John Saeli

01-06-2013 20:03:28

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Soaking them does not make sense. Some mechanics do use a coating, I never do. Make sure all threads are clean & oiled. However, the most important step you need to do to insure against a blown head gasket, is to re-torque. Re-torque this way. After installation & warm up, while still warm, starting with #1 nut in the pattern, back off nut 1/4 turn, & bring back up to torque. then move on to the next till they are all done.

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01-07-2013 09:37:57

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 Re: Reinz Head gasket question in reply to John Saeli, 01-06-2013 20:03:28  
Don't put oil in the thread hole, just lightly on head bolts. You can "hydraulic" them and get false torques or ruin the block.
Just a bit of advise.

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01-07-2013 06:45:57

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 Re: Reinz Head gasket question in reply to John Saeli, 01-06-2013 20:03:28  
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Thanks John. Still haven't found that darn front engine cover gasket.

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John Saeli

01-07-2013 06:52:40

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 Re: Reinz Head gasket question in reply to Dodgeit, 01-07-2013 06:45:57  
Gotta jar my memory.....You lost me there....

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