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What is the torqe needed for the heads on a 79 Chevy 350?

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2005-12-01 04:47:57
2005-12-01 04:47:57

According to GM Shop manuals Cylinder Head Bolt torque is 60-70 ft-lbs. I have found that if you follow the procedure to progressively increase torque in 20 ft-lb increments as you follow the torque sequence you will properly seat/seal the head gaskets. This is true with either steel shim or "sandwich" gaskets. I also re-torque the bolts one additional time within a half hour after I have set the total torque.

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