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Old 05-22-2009, 04:31 PM
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I noticed some gunk on the cap of my anti-freeze resivoir. My mechanic says that after 6 years since he changed the head gasket, it couldn't hurt to re-torque. He has been busy, so he gave me his torque wrench and wants it back over the weekend. Problem is...don't know the torque ft/lb. or the sequence. HELP! 1989 300te

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Old 05-22-2009, 07:27 PM
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inline six? front of engine 12 8 4 2 6 10 14 Rear of engine
..................................11 7 3 1 5 9 13
Torque 1st stage 55 NM
2nd stage 90 degree tightening angle
3rd stage 90 degree tightening angle

How's that work for ya?
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Old 05-22-2009, 08:25 PM
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The headgasket is a no need of retorquing...

You can simply tighten it a bit. You would have to remove each bolt, measure stretch to make sure they are usable-then retorq it.

I'd say you need a headgasket. Make sure the head is flat and no damage when it goes in...

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