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Old 07-15-2013, 10:06 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by j-po View Post
Why would one want to retorque the head? A MLS gasket is not going to compress in use. Does Mazda call for a retorque with their oem MLS gasket?
Google it bro. It's common practice to back them off and re-torque them.
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Old 07-16-2013, 04:13 AM   #22
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A quick search on Google did not indicate common practice. Rather, I found contradicting opinions as usual.
The elastic transformation of the bolts/head must be an order of magnitude larger than gasket compression upon first warmup. Thus, I suggest any gain from a retorque would be minimal. I am under the impression Mazda does not call for one either. I would be interested to hear of other theories though.
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