Head Bolt Torque

classic Classic list List threaded Threaded
1 message Options
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view

Head Bolt Torque

The suggestion, from many quarters, to check head bolt torque soon after a top overhaul
is good advice.
I just retorqued after only 150 miles, and the torque readings had dropped from 24 lb/ft
into the 15-18 range. I had installed the hardened headbolt washers, as I had already had
some difficulty in removing the head, due to the soft washers extruding into the head stud
I'm guessing that the headbolts don't "bite" into the hardened washers as well as into the
mild steel ones. I've never used Loctite on headbolts before, but I can't see where it would
do any harm, so, as the bolts were so loose, I removed one at a time, cleaned them with
brake cleaner, and gave each a good dollop of Blue Goo.
I'll check again in a couple hunderd miles, and report.

------------------------ Yahoo! Groups Sponsor --------------------~-->
Get fast access to your favorite Yahoo! Groups. Make Yahoo! your home page

Your personal settings are at:
Our old messages are at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/royalenfield/messages
To unsubscribe, send a blank email to
[hidden email]
Yahoo! Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
    [hidden email]

<*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: