What is head torque?

Answer Cylinder heads see a lot of stress, and their gaskets must withstand a massive amount of pressure. The head's bolts must be tightened with a precise amount of force ("torque") in order to provide t... Read More »

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What Tool to Use to Torque a Hex Head Bolt?

Torque is the applied tightness of the retaining bolt without over-tightening (which can mash threads to the mating surfaces) or under-tightening (which can lead to the bolt not holding the compone... Read More »

How to Torque a Head?

Heads need to be torqued properly so they do not warp, crack or blow a head gasket out. Torquing properly also prevents the head bolts from stretching too far. Heads are made of aluminum and cast i... Read More »

How to Torque a V8 Head?

To properly torque your V8 engine's cylinder head, you need to install and tighten the head bolts with a special procedure. This is to ensure a tight and even seal for the cylinder head and gasket.... Read More »

How to Torque a Cylinder Head?

An engine's cylinder head seals off the engine head from the block, which contains internal combustion gases. The mating surface between the two engine parts must form a flat, tight seal. An asbest... Read More »