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ratmn218

1996 cavalier 2.2 liter

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replaced head gasket about 5000 miles ago, now im getting coolant up through 1 head bolt, was i supposed to put some type of sealant on bolts?

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All the install insrtuction say is to clean head bolts. Nothing about using a sealer. When you torqued them down did you do the three steps? Bolts A 46 lb-ft, Bolts B 43 lb-ft, and then all an additional 90 degrees.

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i put new head bolts in, i dont remember if i did the 90 degrees thing. any of the bolts go into the water jacket? retorque? i really dont want to pull all apart again.

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If you dont remember the 90 degree torque, then you probably missed that step. Yes it is time to retorque the head bolts!

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You would remember because it is a pain! Torque to yield is becoming very popular and requires a torque angle tool for accuracy.

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Do you have an email, that I can email it to you ?

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