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g'day only new here

me has an EA which is need of a new head gasket

now me has been running through different sites and have come to this conclusion.

1 the au gasket is the one to use
2 au head bolts are a must
3 use hylomar gasket glue
4 when topping up radiator use rain water ??
5 torque bolts to 30Nm then 120 degrees,and oil bolt threads and oil around the top of the bolt.

now does this sound right. i'll be doing the job myself very soon as 700 for some else to do it is rediculous,and yes i do have the tools needed for the job

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My el head bolts are torqued to 55nm are you sure yours at 30 is correct?

Don't round the head of the bolt they are hard to undo for some reason???
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well thats what i been told
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I wouldn't use rain water... I prefer to use coolant.

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well mix the coolant with rain water
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My el head bolts are torqued to 55nm are you sure yours at 30 is correct?

Don't round the head of the bolt they are hard to undo for some reason???
Are you sure? 55nm is very low for head bolts.
30nm then 120 degrees is about 90 - 100nm which is about right.

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EA head bolts should first be tightened to 40Nm and then turned another 90 degrees clockwise :)
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i'll be using au head bolts as well as the au metal gasket,,it requires a different torque
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Yeah I was wrong it is actually 40nm then 90 degree turn, don't know where I got 55nm from.
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Are you sure? 55nm is very low for head bolts.
30nm then 120 degrees is about 90 - 100nm which is about right.
if thats right why don't they just tell you to torque it to 90nm and be done with it

why bother with this 120 degree crap ?
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