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Head Bolt Re-torque?

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by jeff1960cj5, Mar 2, 2018.

  1. Mar 2, 2018
    jeff1960cj5

    jeff1960cj5 New Member

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    I want to add a heater hose bracket to the left front head bolt on my F-134. would it be OK to to just remove that one and re-torque or might that cause more problems with the head gasket than it worth at this time?
     
  2. Mar 2, 2018
    Howard Eisenhauer

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    You should be fine with the one bolt.
     
  3. Mar 2, 2018
    PeteL

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    I've done such things, with no apparent consequence.
     
  4. Mar 2, 2018
    jeff1960cj5

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    That would be great. thank you for your feedback..... back to the garage!
     
  5. Mar 2, 2018
    jflots

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    What about removing 2 in opposite corners to add lifting eyes?
     
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    Glenn

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    That is a good question and I am going to throw out my thoughts: I would bet by doing one at a time it probably wouldn't affect anything. I also wonder if it would help or not to do one then run the engine till thoroughly warmed up and cooled down and then do the other one?

    Now, are you talking about each end of the engine or both sides of one end?
     
  7. Mar 2, 2018
    jflots

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    I'm thinking one on each end and on opposite sides.
     
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    PeteL

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    The outer corners are the last to be tightened in the torquing sequence.
    IMO to loosen and retorque them would seem harmless.

    But check into an M38A1 lifting loop. They fit around the carb, work great.
    Military Jeep M38 M38A1 Engine Lifting Hook F4-134 New Old Stock | eBay

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  9. Mar 3, 2018
    Rick Whitson

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    I made a lifting bracket that goes on the carb base and loops over to the middle exhaust studs, it works ok, but have never tried it with the trans on the motor.
     
  10. Mar 5, 2018
    jflots

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    thanks all.
     
  11. Mar 5, 2018
    jflots

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    Funny. The ebay post has a 30 return policy. If I'm quick, which I'm not, I could use twice and return it.
     

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