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should head gaskets be retorked?

Post  Larry T on June 26th 2014, 8:31 pm

i have a few passes on it now and was wondering if I should?block is O ringed .060 copper gasket with 7.3 gasket sealer torked @140lbs.if so im not looking forward to it.........
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Re: should head gaskets be retorked?

Post  rmcomprandy on June 27th 2014, 12:08 am

Larry T wrote:i have a few passes on it now and was wondering if I should?block is O ringed .060 copper gasket with 7.3 gasket sealer torked @140lbs.if so im not looking forward to it.........

Manufacturers say it is not necessary but, head gaskets will seal better and last longer if they are re-torqued ... one fastener at a time following in the normal torque sequence. Back each fastener off 1/4 turn and re-torque it to whatever it is supposed to be ... One fastener at a time in order.

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Post  cool40 on June 27th 2014, 12:15 am

Do your heads have a receiver groove? If not you'll be damn lucky it dont leak.
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Post  Larry T on June 27th 2014, 8:38 am

yes,reciever grooves on board and in the correct place this time lol..............
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Post  dfree383 on June 27th 2014, 9:39 am

Good idea on most applications..... Required on some.
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