head gasket bolt retourqing

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Jody, Dec 20, 2005.

  1. Jody

    Jody Guest

    since were on that subject, i rememebr being told on the old thc that we
    should have out head bolts retourqed at 100 000 kms.
    fact or fiction if fact why?
    dealer said no.
    teh know anything of this, oh nother qeastion how long to 02 sensors last?
    we got 155 000 kms now, ive mention before the stumbling, seems to idle lil
    rough now too.
    Jody, Dec 20, 2005
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  2. Jody

    Jody Guest

    99 accent
    Jody, Dec 20, 2005
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    RSCamaro Guest

    I've never heard of re-torquing a cylinder head before. To me that
    would be an engineering issue. The o2 sensor on my Tiburon (97') has
    passed the 190,000 mark. Like any electrical part, you never know
    when it's going to go. Much depends on how well you take care of your
    car. What kind of fuel, regular maintainance, oil changes.

    RSCamaro, Dec 20, 2005
  4. Jody

    Jody Guest

    very anal with maitenance
    Jody, Dec 20, 2005
  5. Jody

    Jody Guest

    i love the 1st gen tibs, id love to get one fr second car
    Jody, Dec 20, 2005
  6. Jody

    RSCamaro Guest

    All in all the 97' has been a great car. Now it is starting to show
    that it has some miles on it. It's being taken in to the shop to have
    its first replacement clutch installed. 190,000+ miles is something I
    would never have expected out of any car, clutch wise that is.

    RSCamaro, Dec 20, 2005
  7. Jody

    hyundaitech Guest

    It's questionable whether you'd prevent any failures by doing this. There
    is no official recommendation to do so. On the other hand, if it's your
    own labor and the bolts are readily present under the valve cover, then
    there's little to lose, either.
    hyundaitech, Dec 20, 2005
  8. Jody

    Jody Guest

    our cars starting to show signs of needing a clutch job , once its warmed up
    it vibrates on acceleration, and at high speeds you can smell the clutch..
    we have 155 000 kms on our 99 accent
    Jody, Dec 20, 2005
  9. Jody

    Jody Guest

    well if its not recommeded why bother..
    just puzzles me why a tech would suggest it in the first place..
    Jody, Dec 20, 2005
  10. I've done it on a few cars in the past, along with valve adjustments and
    other things that newer engines apparently don't need. However, youre
    friend's head gasket failure could well have been caused by loose or
    unevenly torqued head bolts. As long as it's done properly, I don't see
    how re-torquing the head bolts could cause a problem. Perhaps just
    checking them once in a (great) while would be enough to ensure that you
    never have a problem with them loosening.
    Brian Nystrom, Dec 20, 2005
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    nothermark Guest

    I'm thinking Ford had a prolem with them stretching 10 or 15 years
    ago. I could be all wet but I think it was a deal around aluminum
    heads on cast iron blocks that led to stretching head bolts that
    eventually failed or let the gasket fail resulting in antifreeze and
    engine oil getting together. At the time they were reccomending
    retorquing around 60 or 80,000. Once those ideas get started I think
    they tend to spread and become one of those hoary old bits of wisdom.
    nothermark, Dec 22, 2005
  12. Jody

    Jody Guest

    wassnt that the 3.8 v6 in the fords that had the constant head gasket
    Jody, Dec 22, 2005
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