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Need help. Doing heads, turned engine by hand & heads lift.
Doing ARP's, OEM headgaskets, etc... I reassembled rocker box, installed pushrods, valve bridges, and rockers. I have not put in injectors or glow plugs yet so heads are not torqued down, but studs are in.
My question is that I turned the engine over by hand (to put dowel in 6 o'clock and make sure everything looked good) and the driver side head lifted off the block. Do I have to torque studs first? Manual says to turn crank then torque but I can't imagine that heads are supposed to lift like that. Is there anything else I have to do now that I turned engine over? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.