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Old 12-07-2012, 04:19 AM
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Originally Posted by fordss View Post
Hi just put the head on and tq it down to 95 lbs. So do I tq it again After some mile ? Thanks
Some guys do, some don't. I have done it both ways and had no problems either way.

Steel shim gaskets are less likely to need a retorque than a thick composite gasket. When in doubt you can always ask the manufacturer for their recommendations.

If you decide you want to retorque, here is some info.

Be sure to use sealant on the threads of bolts entering the water jacket and a little motor oil under the head of the bolt. I always use a non hardening sealer. It's also a good idea to not torque the bolt on a painted surface unless the coat is very thin.
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