If you are working on a car and can feel hands and feet, you're doing it wrong! 😁
I never checked mine, I torqued them to the initial torque setting then turned each one 90 degrees 3 times. That was it, put her back together and done. I dipped each one on 5w20 and let excess drip off. You may be over thinking it. I would assume if they were hydraulically locked you wouldn't have been able to finish all three 90 degree turns?I planned on finishing up today but I can’t shake the feeling I did something wrong to come up with that 146ft lbs.. my friends all think I’m overthinking it (a known personality trait)
I believe I used to much oil on the headbolt threads and have hydrolocked the bolts. There is one boss in the cylinder head that is higher than the rest and I believe that one settled at the 123ftlbs.. I chalked it up to less thread engagement because of the height of the boss, but I now think maybe the oil just had more room to pool under that bolt.
Going to check compression by jumping the starter, if it’s off I’m gonna pull and replace the bolts one by one.
150lbs is good. Mine were in the 120s when I checked em when investigating the misfire that turned out to be a headgasket.View attachment 142131 Jumped the starter solenoid great compression on 2 and 3.. cylinder 1 is at 150lbs still low but 50lbs better than pre-head swap.. must be the rings.. I’m gonna finish and see how it runs...
New problem.. the one head is killed the other isn’t my lower intakes are quite lining up.
Just add that detail to your long term memory, cause one day when you are either in there again, or however long it takes to fall out, that is going to become one of those extra "mystery" bolts you find later. Nothing like completing a job, and ending up with 1 more bolt than you started with. If you already lost an hour trying to find that one bolt (been there done that one time looking for the wheel lock key... that ended up at the end of my street because I left it attached to the wheel lug after tightening ), just imagine the havoc that will cause later if you don't realize it's source.Lost a fuel rail bolt.. pulled half the intake to look for it in the valley.. luckily I had stuffed rags down the intake and had the coils in. So at least I know it’s not in the motor.. I lost I don’t even knowmaybe an hour looking for it.. might have made it to the ground for all I know.. it’s so small I don’t know that I’d hear it land.
Went to the boneyard and grabbed another.. smallest bolt in the whole job.