|To:||Gronberg John <email@example.com>, "'Majordomo, Spridgets List'" <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Subject:||Re: Head Gasket Replacement|
|From:||Ron Soave <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Tue, 8 Jun 1999 14:03:02 -0700 (PDT)|
|Reply-to:||Ron Soave <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
> Specifically the re-torque after the initial warm > up. Un-torque (just barely break each nut free in order they were torqued), then gradually back each off slightly. Re-tighten in proper sequence in gradual increments (5 - 10 ft lb). Reason for backing off before retightening is that the coefficient of static friction (aka "breakaway torque)is higher than rolling friction, and can cause a false torque reading.
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