ok i'm lookin through the "how to rebuild lt1 engines" and it says something about degrees and torqing. Does anybody know just the torque specs on the "1-2-3" without having to use the degrees method??? btw i'm using aluminum heads thanks
77 is the real number and that's with the teflon tread sealer on one end and oil at the top. Actually 80 is not too much and is a good round number to torque to. The steps are 50, 60, 70, 77 then 77(or 80). Start with the center bolt and work in a circle. Do this correctly and you won't blow more head gaskets then years then you've been alive.
So with using these alum . Heads and ARP head bolts I wd. put thread sealer on the bolts and what say 5 w 30 oil as well and torque all as you say? Does it matter using the ARP bolts as they say something they require diff. specs when using their bolts??? ( 65 lbs with their moly and 80 when using just 5 w 30 oil )
Also do I need to use loctie as well so they won`t back out , I don`t think so but might as well ask that as well?