That will likely not happen when modern head gaskets are used and the gaskets gets a proper done re-torque procedure. All engines which I've dismantled after a HGF (oil leakage) suffered either from low torque figures or not properly done re-torque procedure. With Reinz gaskets you even can re-torque before first firing up.always seemed to leak oil down the outsides of the block after a while, even with a fully flat head and proper torquing, evidently the gaskets just not that good to account for an aluminum block and head, and steel liners, design.
Very encouraging. Seems to be my case. I'll try soon.I had the same leak on mine and retorqueing the head as outlined above did the trick. Twinsparks only have two oilway with the little o-ring seals, one just above and behind the distributor and one on the opposite side above the dipstick.
That's how I did it. All my wrenches were pretty much within 5%, which is a typical clicker spec. Generally they got a bit worse at the high and low ends of the range and were like 2% in the middle.Would you expect a high quality torque wrench to deviate much?
Edit: I just read about using the digital device in a bench vice and snapping the manual wrench into it and set the value and read it off the device when it clicks. Duh. I'm gonna do that.
Anybody have any input to this in the next few hours? I have a window of opportunity to work on my car this morning. Maybe not tomorrow.should I just go through the torque sequence at this setting one more time, or loosen them all again and perform the whole thing in steps again? I've driven it maybe 7 days total, 10 miles each day.
Alumaseal is added to the coolant. It is intend to stop minor coolant seepage around gaskets. Alfa felt that it worked well enough to recommend it to dealers who were having 2 liter head gasket problems. Scheech.
Technique is a reasonable part of getting consistent performance out of a torque wrench. You don't want to go too slow or too fast: you just want to be swinging it at a moderate rate and stop immediately when it clicks.I put it in the table vice and had my son film the screen on his phone and we looked at it after in slow motion. I set the digital one to beep at 70 lb/ft. The torque wrench was set to 70, in the same position as my final torque on my head. When it clicked, the digital did not beep and the screen in slo mo only showed 62 lb/ft. I set the wrench to 75 and the digital meter read about 66 max and still did not beep. I set the wrench to 80 and the digital meter went to about 72, but still did not beep. I set it to 85 and the digital meter beeped, and the digital reading went to about 74 or a little more.
The odd thing is that you can hear the two clicks of the torque wrench while watching the video in slo mo and the highest value is after the first click and before the second click. The 72 lb reading recorded this after the first click. I don't know what that means with regard to the beep/no beep.