What are the cylinder head torque specifications for a 1997 mirage?
There are two (2) torque screws that hold the cylinder itself onto the car. Remove both and the cylinder should fall out. (this is the hard way) Remove one (1) Torque screw, bottom. Then turn the key to the ON position (not running) and then press the tab that holds the cylinder in and the cylinder itself should fall out. (this is the easy way)
First, buy new headbolts as they can only be used once. Then apply 3-in-1 oil to the threads and underside of the bolt head. In a prescribed sequence, tighten the cylinder head bolts to 35 lb ft. Then completely loosen them and tighten (in sequence) to 15 lb.ft. Then tighten them 90 degrees (from 3 o'clock to 6 o'clock.) Then tighten them 90 degrees again.