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Old 11-18-2002, 03:13 PM
DIYBenzer DIYBenzer is offline
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Lynchburg, VA
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When I dropped off the head at the machine shop he stated that I would have to readjust all the valves once I finished torquing the head bolts. He's putting the cam back on for me.

Is he correct and if so, how hard is it to adjust the valves. I've never messed with it.

Are 12 MM head bolts normal for a 103 engine? Performance Auto sold me a 10mm head bolt socket, stating thatís what all gas models use. Luckily I found a 12mm star tool at the local auto store.

As far as the final torquing of the head bolts I think I got it. My break bar has a little play in it. It's about 24" long. It was 14 nasty sounds when taking them off (creek and popping) I assume it sounds the same in reverse.
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