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can I ask how you did the retorque? Did you remove one bolt and the washer completely (one at a time, following the sequence) and oil the threads and washer before putting that bolt back and torquing it to 65 ft/lbs.........then go on to bolt #2 in sequence....etc, etc?
It is important to remove then clean the washers and stud threads, then oil them, to get a smooth pull on the torque wrench and a correct reading.
Also when you did the retorque, did you change the coolant? maybe the sludge is still present from before the retorque?
Also, are you losing coolant?
Dom - Alfa Spider 1990 S4 - formerly: Alfa 101 Sprint, 2600 Sprint, Montreal - family classics: Jensen Interceptor II, '58 Hooper RR Silver Cloud I, Shadow II, '60 Corvette.
Last edited by spiderserie4; 06-09-2012 at 02:26 PM.