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Fire Ring Hot Re-torque Questions?
I just got around to finally dropping in my freshly rebuilt 7.3.
I currently do not have the radiator support and fenders on my truck, I figured leaving them off would give me more room to do the hot re-torque.
I have a few questions before tackling this job!
1.) Is it safe to run the motor to operating temp without water/ radiator hooked up? I have an IR Temp Gun.
2.) When performing the hot re-torque, I start in the center of the head and work my way out, correct?
I've also heard of some people filling the block with water and then leaving the block heater on throughout the night in order to heat up the engine for a fire ring hot re-torque. What are your thoughts on this?
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Mahle Ceramic Coated Pistons (De-lipped), Billet Crower Connecting Rods, DI Chromoly Push Rods, Beehive Valve Springs, Fire Ring Headgaskets, ARP Head Studs, Mike's Main Girdle, Melling LPOP, Terminator Dual HPOP, 300/200 Injectors, Dual SD Fuel Pumps, Billet Aluminum Intake Plenums, 6.0 Mishimoto Intercooler, Compound Turbos (Primary = 62/68 & Atmospheric 82/88), John Wood Tranny, 4921 Transmission Cooler, Batteries Relocated to Bed
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