head bots what torque?

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head bots what torque?

Post by RCASSIN » Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:10 am

Hi all, before I get yelled at again, I do not have the manual and it's my friend jeep. Please let me know what the head bolts torque is? Thanks, Rob
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Re: head bots what torque?

Post by JMZ421 » Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:29 am

The TM page 110 states to tighten 65-75 pound feet. There is a sequence of how to tighten if you want me to email picture, John

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Re: head bots what torque?

Post by RCASSIN » Sun Nov 01, 2020 12:00 pm

Hi John... Thanks for your help and yes, please email me a picture...rrcassin@gmail.com.... Rob
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Re: head bots what torque?

Post by JMZ421 » Sun Nov 01, 2020 12:22 pm

Sent just now, John

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Re: head bots what torque?

Post by dpcd67 » Sun Nov 01, 2020 4:50 pm

But seriously, your friend is building an engine without a TM, or at least the Jeep Universal book??????
Not yelling; just predicting a mess. There are a few idiosyncrasies on the L and F134 that makes it NOT idiot proof to assemble. Like which way to put the rods,pistons, and make sure you put the bearings in so they get oil. Among others.
Go to JeepDraw; free TMs there.
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Re: head bots what torque?

Post by RCASSIN » Sun Nov 01, 2020 6:10 pm

No, my friend is not rebuilding his M 38. He has zero interest on working on it himself. He will be contracting the work out. We were just trying to diagnose the problem with some simple tests to see who he will need to do the work. The consensus is its a blown head gasket.
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Re: head bots what torque?

Post by captaincarrier » Tue Nov 03, 2020 1:32 pm

I recall when replacing my head gasket that there is a difference in torque for head bolts vs studs.


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