How to Replace Cylinder Head Bolts?

Answer Any cylinder head bolt that has stretched past the point of returning to its original form must be replaced in order to maintain proper clamping force on the reinstalled head. Torque-to-yield bolts... Read More »

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How to Tighten the Cylinder Head Bolts?

You need to know the proper sequence to tighten the cylinder head bolts for each different make and model of car. In addition, many autos require the use of a specialized torque wrench which gives ... Read More »

How to Remove Broken Bolts From a Cylinder Head?

Bolts that break off in a cylinder head are extremely difficult to remove. About the only thing you can do is drill them out. Since there is a significant risk of damaging the threads on the engine... Read More »

How to Easily Remove a Cylinder Head on an Auto With Frozen Bolts?

If you are removing a cylinder head for repairs, you don't have to remove the nuts, and break-off the stud bolts or ruin the exhaust manifold. Don't even remove the retaining bolts holding the exha... Read More »

How to Replace a Cylinder Head Gasket?

An engine's cylinder head gasket ensures that oil and antifreeze do not enter the combustion chamber. If white smoke exits the exhaust pipe, it is likely that water is entering the combustion chamb... Read More »