EA head bolts
Gidday, I'm in the middle of replacing the head gasket on a 07/90 EA falcon wagon GL. (yeah, I know - "groan!!!")
I noticed on some previous message threads that it is neccessary to replace the head bolts due to stretching. Are these special bolts supplied by Ford or can they be sourced elsewhere.
I presume that the streched bolts bottom out thus meaning they won't torque down properly? If so, is it possible to take a couple of thou off the ends (using a lathe) or perhaps using shims/spacers under the heads of the bolts? Has anybody tried this?
It's not the $80 that bothers me so much as replacing the bolts with the same inferior product!
Also I noticed that it was mentioned when tensioning the head down, not to use the workshop manual way (ie torque to spec then go 90 deg in direction of turn. Could somebody tell me the correct tension to use on the '90 ea falcon if not using workshop manual method?
Many thanks for any help.