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post #1 of 12 Old 04-15-2011, 02:23 AM Thread Starter
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stock head bolt re-torque ?

just wondering if i can re-tighten the stock head bolts . I'm not sure if this would actually help or not but if tightening them would help make them last a little longer then why not right .


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No, don't touch 'em. Torque to yield bolts do not take kindly to that kind of treatment.
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Absolutely not!!!!! The TTY bolts come from the factory with a certain torque to slightly stretch and set preload on them. What you are asking will do more harm than good.

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Both above answers are absolutely correct. Do not mess with them.
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Read read read!!!! Why would the op ask a question like that? Is he even capable of digging that deep into a 6.0? Never in any application do you re-torque head bolts, that's why such important procedures must be followed when building an engine and torque patterns and sequences are performed. Let alone TTY torque to yield on a seasoned engine. You risk breaking a bolt or disrupting the pressure balance on the head gasket and could potentially blow them as a result of "fixing something that ain't broke".

These questions are hilarious. I just love reading how these owners want to find the cheapest, most rediculous ways to skate by with their powerstrokes. Some ideas on here are worse than bubblegum, scotch tape and bailing wire fixes.

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hey now, bailing wire has got me through many incidents that otherwise could have been catastrophic


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hey now, bailing wire has got me through many incidents that otherwise could have been catastrophic
I know I know, I always have wire, electrical tape and MSHA tape on hand. BUT FOR EMERGENCIES ONLY We've all been there and I fully agree with you.

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Read read read!!!! Why would the op ask a question like that? Is he even capable of digging that deep into a 6.0? Never in any application do you re-torque head bolts, that's why such important procedures must be followed when building an engine and torque patterns and sequences are performed. Let alone TTY torque to yield on a seasoned engine. You risk breaking a bolt or disrupting the pressure balance on the head gasket and could potentially blow them as a result of "fixing something that ain't broke".

These questions are hilarious. I just love reading how these owners want to find the cheapest, most rediculous ways to skate by with their powerstrokes. Some ideas on here are worse than bubblegum, scotch tape and bailing wire fixes.
To be fair to the OP, some stock headbolts can be retorqued. Guys do it on Cummins engines, usually an extra 10 ft. lbs. and has been known to help hold extra boost. Definately can't do it to the 6.0 TTY bolts but never hurts to ask. Imagine what would/could have happened if he had done it before asking.


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