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Head bolt torque?
« on: May 29, 2016, 06:49:28 PM »
 TM 9-710 on page 139 lists head bolt torque as 195-200 foot pounds. Just got Steves base shop data book and it lists torque as 819-840 inch pounds which is 68-70 foot pounds. The 200 lb must be wrong?, when I first read 200 foot pounds I was suprised those fine thread bolts in cast iron would take it...maybe they wouldn't...so what torque did you use?

HenryVIII

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Re: Head bolt torque?
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2016, 02:59:35 PM »
I started out at 70 foot pounds and had some weeping. I ended up using some head gasket sealer in the anti freeze and upping the torque to 90 foot pounds hot. I think if you use 200 you will end up snapping some bolts or worse. Just my $.02.

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Re: Head bolt torque?
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2018, 12:27:52 PM »
Realized I never updated this, I found the correct head bolt torque is 110 ft lbs.

steve1973

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Re: Head bolt torque?
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2018, 04:43:06 PM »
The correct torque for head bolts is 75 foot pounds.

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Re: Head bolt torque?
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2018, 05:39:46 PM »

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Re: Head bolt torque?
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2018, 07:14:38 PM »
The 1967 Motors truck repair manual I have lists the head bolt torque on the White 150A and 250A as 105-110 ft lb. I assumed they were the civilian version of the AX160 so torque specs would be the same, so...I used 110.