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Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Charleston, SC
My Ride: 92 Daytona iroc R/T
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arp head stud over torque
Well while chasing an exhaust leak, i figured to check the torque of the arp head studs. I went off the knowledge center of turbo-mopar which said to torque them to 80ft/lbs. I checked them to that torque. Now i know when you over torque anything, you back out and cycle to check for damage. I am running a cometic head gasket at 20#, i wanted to check if i loosen and retorque to 65ft/lbs is the gasket already crushed beyond hope or should i just leave the torque. I have seen many people talk about torqueing thier stude to 80 and even 85ft/lbs.
In my belief, i think i am going to have to run the motor as is, i think maybe the cometic mls gasket is too far crushed to retorque at a lower value.
This maybe not such a big thing since i will have to remove the exhaust manifold i think to fix a leak