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Old 07-14-2009, 12:40 AM   #1
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Default Re-torque head to what - while valve cover is off

Hey guys,

Just wondering what to re-torque the head bolts to while I am painting my valve cover?

I am running the Greddy turbo.

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Are you talking about the head studs that connects the head to the block? Or the valve cover. The valve cover i just get them nice and snug. Make sure you reapply RTV sealant or else you will get leaks.
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Dude, seriously, go spend the $15 on a Chiltons or Haynes manual.
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Damn you for making me visit this site:
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Are you talking about the head studs that connects the head to the block? Or the valve cover. The valve cover i just get them nice and snug. Make sure you reapply RTV sealant or else you will get leaks.
I am talking about the main head studs...
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Dude, seriously, go spend the $15 on a Chiltons or Haynes manual.
Hey Sam,

Actually I have the FSM and I know that it says 56-60ft/lbs but doesn't that seem a little loose?
I thought that with a turbo now a higher value would be preferred? Or is stock still fine?

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Stock is fine. Plenty of people making 250whp on stock motors without touching the motor.
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the elastic properties of your head bolts doesn't change just because you're turbo'd.
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I am talking about the main head studs...
The fact that you are asking this question means that I need to ask you a question in response- did you loosen them?

If yes, then you should most likely change the headgasket. If no, then don't bother ******* with them. And yes, torque specs are about the easiest things to find. It amazes me that people will sink thousands of dollars into a car, then hundreds or thousands more into aftermarket parts, and won't spend even $20 on a freakin' Haynes manual. All of a sudden even the $100 factory manuals seem like a decent buy, in the grand scheme of things, huh?
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The fact that you are asking this question means that I need to ask you a question in response- did you loosen them?

If yes, then you should most likely change the headgasket. If no, then don't bother ******* with them. And yes, torque specs are about the easiest things to find. It amazes me that people will sink thousands of dollars into a car, then hundreds or thousands more into aftermarket parts, and won't spend even $20 on a freakin' Haynes manual. All of a sudden even the $100 factory manuals seem like a decent buy, in the grand scheme of things, huh?
Well I'm one of those people. What manual should I get for my 03? The manuals seem to only go up to 98. Do I have to get a factory shop manual? I recall those are a few hundred. Thanks
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Haynes/Chiltons never came out with an NB manual. Rosenthal has factory manuals for the '03 for $125. Maybe there are better prices elsewhere, but that's on you to find.
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