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Old 08-02-2004, 19:53   #1 (permalink)
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On a 4.9L, should head bolts be replaced when head is removed or can originals be reinstalled? Also, is 70 lbs the proper torque?
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Old 08-03-2004, 01:24   #2 (permalink)
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A 4.9L? You mean a 4.0L - pushrod - because you only mention 1 head & this is in the inline 6 forum? If so, then yes - these are not TTY bolts so they can be reused. But with the age some may break as you torque them down - mine did. More information on the car & engine would help for a more informative answer.
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Re: Head Bolts

Also depending on your model the later AU bolts are supposed to be of better quality than the original EF-EL bolts.
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Arrrrgghh - I meant a 4.1 not a 4.0!
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