I think I wrote back off slightly, as in just crack
them, so that the static friction factor is
eliminated. What you've described is safer, and
thinking about it is probably what I do more often
than not. The backing off before retorqing was what I
was trying to emphasize. Sorry for any confusion.
--- David Ramsey <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Ron, We re-torque heads differently. I back off the
> nuts one at a time and re-torque that one before
> moving on to the next one. If you meant to back off
> all of the nuts before re-toquring they you should
> drain the block first.