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Old 04-05-2010, 02:04 AM   #1
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I'm planning to buy torque wrench for securing engine head. I google/search everywhere but can't find a recommend torque for securing engine head. Any engine guru welling to share how many torque to apply? (I assume it's different for .12 engine and .21 engine?).
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(I assume it's different for .12 engine and .21 engine?).
I wouldnt think so, the screws are all the same between the .12-.21, for novarossi anyways.

For the novarossi screws, i usually get them snug, not too tight, (tighten in a x-pattern to make sure ) the cheese head has a large bearing surface, alot of people will trade them out for SHCS but, you loose bearing surface with them. Hudy makes a screwdriver specifically for the nova screws. Its one of my favorite tools.
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I'm planning to buy torque wrench for securing engine head. I google/search everywhere but can't find a recommend torque for securing engine head. Any engine guru welling to share how many torque to apply? (I assume it's different for .12 engine and .21 engine?).
X pattern tightening, and torque between 0.9 and 1.0Nm

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X pattern tightening, and torque between 0.9 and 1.0Nm
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Great info. Thanks AFM.
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I think buying a torque wrench is a little overkill. Just tighten it down in an x pattern. I recommend replacing the flat screws with socket head cap screws.
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