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Old 05-07-2013, 06:01 PM
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ARP Head Bolt Broke

Had noticed that it was leaking...thought when I rebuilt it I had forgotten the sealer...this is #16 in the torque sequence on the passenger side.

Then I notice that it had apparently 'backed out' an inch...but it had actually broken.

How weird huh? I had used an ARP head bolt kit.

What could have caused this....defective bolt?......Insufficient torque...I remember pretty distinctly using a torque wrench when I rebuilt this engine a few years ago.

Needless to say the head gasket is probably blown....I drilled and easy outed it.....put a temporary bolt in there until I can get to replacing the head gasket

Heads are iron fwiw, Iron Eagle, or the Chevy version.......forget

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