Quote Originally Posted by the recluse View Post
You should know even before the engine ever runs, as usually the blocks fails the 90 lb pass almost immediately. The biggest problem is paying the $250+ dollars for the head gasket kit again when it does.

Good luck....
Yeah, in my two instances, I couldn't even reach 90ft/lbs on the torque wrench before the threads let go. You can tell if it feels right or not.