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Re-torq Head bolts after gasket change??

I was visiting a buddy the other night when another buddy of his dropped by. He asked if that was my big superduty outside and we started talking about the engine. He is a race car mechanic and suggested re-torqing the head bolts after I explained how I was unhappy about the dealer not letting me give him head studs to install. Anybody else done this after replacing the head gaskets with Ford studs?

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i know they are torque to yeild bolts that are supposed to 'stretch' as u tighten so if u go beyond the limit they are supposed to be at u would lose stregth considerably.so id say dont do it


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do not retorque , nothing to gain

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Just torque them and take it back when you blow the gaskests again and then say "Now this time are you going to put in the stronger bolts?"
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You may be on to something here
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Just torque them and take it back when you blow the gaskests again and then say "Now this time are you going to put in the stronger bolts?"

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