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Thread: head bolt tightenig as general maintenance?

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    head bolt tightenig as general maintenance?

    I thought I read some where that it's good practice to periodically check head bolts from time to time and see they are torqued properly, especially on the 4.1's in the phase one cars, is this accurate?

    Is it possible one might get a head gasket leak from the bolts loosening, that could be fixed by just re-tightening? or is that just crazy talk?


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    If head bolts are loose, it is because the threads in the block have failed. Head bolt tightening is NOT part of regular or preventative maintenance. Leave them be.

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    Re: head bolt tightenig as general maintenance?

    I agree!


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