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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-25-2008, 11:18 AM Thread Starter
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Hello!

Need some Help!

I got a 1993 Taurus 3.8, What method do I use for torqueing the head bolts, Haynes as one method, Victor
Reinz booklet has another and the Ford Article # 98-4-9 has a different. I bought Felpro gaskets and Bolts.

Haynes, 37,45,52,59 Loosen all bolts in sequence 2-3 turns
11-18 Ft lbs plus 85-105 ft lbs (long bolts)
11-18 ft lbs plus 85-105 ft lbs (short bolts)


Victor Reinz Booklet

37, 45, 52 ,59, Ft lbs Perform following 3 steps on each bolt before moving to next bolt in sequence
1. Loosen2-3 turns
2. 48-55 ft lbs
3. Turn 90-110 degrees proceed to next bolt in sequence.


Ford article# 98-4-9 is about the same as above but is using ford bolts and there head gasket.

I wish Felpro has a torque sequence for the parts, Please Help, Rob

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The gaskets and the torque procedure have been updated many times by Ford. The latest procedure is as follows:

NOTE: When cylinder head retaining bolts have been tightened using following procedure, it is not necessary to retighten bolts after extended engine operation. However, bolts can be checked for tightness if desired.

1) Tighten cylinder head retaining bolts in sequence in 3 stages as follows: 15 lb-ft, 30 lb-ft, then 37 lb-ft.

2) In sequence, loosen retaining bolts two to three revolutions and re-tighten bolts one at a time in following manner (CAUTION: Do not loosen all bolts at same time. Only work on one bolt at a time or damage to engine or leakage may occur): Long bolts: re-torque to 22 lb-ft then tighten bolt an additional 180 degrees. Short bolts: re-torque to 15 lb-ft then tighten bolt an additional 180 degrees.

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The gaskets and the torque procedure have been updated many times by Ford. The latest procedure is as follows:

NOTE: When cylinder head retaining bolts have been tightened using following procedure, it is not necessary to retighten bolts after extended engine operation. However, bolts can be checked for tightness if desired.

1) Tighten cylinder head retaining bolts in sequence in 3 stages as follows: 15 lb-ft, 30 lb-ft, then 37 lb-ft.

2) In sequence, loosen retaining bolts two to three revolutions and re-tighten bolts one at a time in following manner (CAUTION: Do not loosen all bolts at same time. Only work on one bolt at a time or damage to engine or leakage may occur): Long bolts: re-torque to 22 lb-ft then tighten bolt an additional 180 degrees. Short bolts: re-torque to 15 lb-ft then tighten bolt an additional 180 degrees.
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Nidan:
Thanks, so much, sorry it took so long to get back, I followed your spec, Thanks again. Billy
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