stock head bolt re-torque ? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-15-2011, 03:23 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: london ontario
Posts: 381
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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 .
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 04-15-2011, 04:01 AM
information regurgitator
 

Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Epping, NH
Posts: 5,943
Thanks: 20
Thanked 185 Times in 172 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
No, don't touch 'em. Torque to yield bolts do not take kindly to that kind of treatment.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 04-15-2011, 04:25 AM
Chapter Director

 

Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Magnolia, DE
Posts: 786
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 04-15-2011, 06:38 AM
Super Moderator


 

Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Abingdon, Md.
Posts: 11,983
Thanks: 4
Thanked 31 Times in 16 Posts
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
Both above answers are absolutely correct. Do not mess with them.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 04-15-2011, 06:45 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Robinson Twp PA (Pittsburgh)
Posts: 4,515
Thanks: 2
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to Galaxie
Yup, dont mess!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 04-15-2011, 09:36 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Posts: 273
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
No touchy
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 04-15-2011, 10:42 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: All over the dang place
Posts: 523
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews


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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 04-15-2011, 11:19 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Posts: 273
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
hey now, bailing wire has got me through many incidents that otherwise could have been catastrophic
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 04-16-2011, 09:25 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: All over the dang place
Posts: 523
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by emperorjordan View Post
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 04-16-2011, 09:33 AM
Mod Newbie


 

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Bloomington, IN.
Posts: 12,730
Thanks: 6
Thanked 116 Times in 109 Posts
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ironmover View Post


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.

Last edited by dhanna6powerstroke; 04-16-2011 at 09:37 AM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 08:04 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors