# What is the torque on cylinder head bolts?

## What is the torque on cylinder head bolts?

If an engine produces 1,500 pounds of pressure and the cylinder head has 8 bolts, then each bolt must be tightened to 187 foot-pounds of torque to secure the cylinder head to the block.

What is the torque setting for?

Working on your car means you have to torque parts up when you fit them. Using correct torque levels is very important. Bolts will be tensioned when torquing up.

### Are torque settings important?

Applying exactly the right amount of torque is important to ensure proper clamping between the engine block and the tensioners or idler pulleys, for instance. And the consequences of applying too much or too little torque can be dire, as we’ll discuss below.

Can you over tighten a cylinder head?

When you overtorque above 15% of recommended which in this case would be about 95 ft/lbs you basically turn the fastener into a rubber band. Some of the fasteners will stretch and you will have uneven torque. Add heat and pressure and head gasket blows and the head can even warp.

## What is the correct tightening procedure for the cylinder head?

How to tighten torque to yield bolts

1. Tighten all bolts in sequence, and in two stages to a snug torque value of say, 30 Nm.
2. Apply a 90 degree rotation to all bolts in the proper tightening sequence.
3. Apply a further 90 degree rotation to all bolts in the proper tightening sequence.

How do you determine torque settings?

Begin with the formula T = K x U x D x P, where T is the torque, K is a standard representing 1.33, U is the coefficient of friction, D is the diameter of the fasteners, and P is the necessary preload.

### How do you set torque settings?

To adjust torque setting remove the end cap. To increase the torque setting, insert the hex key into the internal adjuster and turn clockwise. To decrease the setting, rotate counterclockwise below your desired setting. Then turn clockwise to increase torque to the desired value.

How do you calculate torque specs?