As Ace has stated, the torque spec that he recommends for the head nuts is 20 ft-lb instead of the 24 ft-lb spec the factory recommends. There have been many instances where the stud will distort the threads at the higher value.
Ace - If the threads going into the engine are prone to pulling out, couldn't this problem be alleviated by inserting steel helicoils in the engine case? Or would this make room for more problems?Scottie
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