How to Tighten the Cylinder Head Bolts?

Answer 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 »

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How to Tighten a Cylinder Head?

Detonating fuel creates enormous pressures on the space between the cylinder head and the engine block. A gasket seals the space and must be supported by the head bolts keeping the head and block t... Read More »

How to Replace Cylinder Head Bolts?

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 »

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 »