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head torquing question

Posted by Cdc1221, Oct 13, 2012

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  1. Cdc1221

    Cdc1221 Proven Member

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    So my question is this. Can i torque my head without a torque wrench and if so, how? Just wondering if i can torque it by degrees rather than the torque to yield method described in the book
     

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  2. herms99gst

    herms99gst Proven Member

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    Get a torque wrench are don't do it....
     

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  3. RadDsm

    RadDsm Proven Member

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    You can get a cheap torque wrench for about $10-$20 from harbor freight or a parts store that'll be just find for head studs.
     
  4. crazyquik22023

    crazyquik22023 Proven Member

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    Ya one can be had for very cheap.. If not I'm sure you can find a buddy or somebody who has one that would be willing to loan you for a minute. There is no other way to install head bolts/studs the correct way.
     

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  5. grothe3297venge

    grothe3297venge Proven Member

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    You can always rent one from a parts store I'm sure?!
     
  6. My1GLaser

    My1GLaser Proven Member

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    Yes you can angle torque a head...if you know how and don't have a torque wrench. I bet Bogus can do it with his eyes closed...however I also bet he has a torque wrench and uses it instead.

    FWIW, I bought a cheap $20 HF torque wrench and calibrated it at work and it was +/- 3 ft/lbs at 80 ft/lbs torque.
     

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  7. BogusSVO

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    Get a torque wrench... Perferbly a decent one if you intend to do this kind of work a bit.

    I use a BrownLine metal works one at this time, and have for about a year, They are a supporting vendor here and have a great deal on on thier torque wrench.... Around $100 for a digi

    For ARP Head studs, there is not a torque angle, just a torque spec.

    Now it you are using a TTY ( Torque To Yeild) Bolt, they start with a low torque spec then have an degree or angle they need to go ( Brown Line has me testing a new digi gauge-- very sweet tool)

    So long story longer..... Get a torque wrench a 1/2 drive will cover heads and mains.
     

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