ok, here's the deal

ok everybody, i know im stupid but i will explain this one to you and maybe you will understand and possibly be able to help me. i just bought a 1996
Dodge Neon, 2.0 liter, SOHC, about 3 months ago, it has about 163,000 miles on it now. 3 weeks ago, the water pump seized up on me while i was driving it, and it shredded the brand new timing belt, and also bent 6 valvvalves, since i guess its a single interference engine. anyways, ive already spent about $450 on it, and i just spent another $160 today for the head gasket kit. and now i still have another $200 to spend on this upcoming thursday to pay for the work down to the head. ok, my question is, i need to know the torque specs for the bolts on the head, the intake, and wherever else i may need to get a torque wrench or ratchet for. im not completely stupid when it comes to cars, its just sometimes i dont think clearly, so if someone could help me out, i would certainly appreciate it. and, i am also wondering what other engines i could put into my car, im told by a few people that an engine from a 1995-1998 Dodge stratus, the 2.4 liter, DOHC, will fit in my car, does anyone have any suggestions? im also looking for ways to boost my horsepower and speed, right now, my car does ok, it can beat older eclipse's and some older camaro's, but my car only had 111 horsepower, does anyone have any ideas or suggestions? Thanx for the input, i appreciate any help you can give me or offer me.
Justin.
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First of all, lube the bolts with engine oil before installing Starting from the middle and work out evenely both sides, tighten to 25ft pds. second. go to 50ft pds from the center and out on both sides Third tighten again to 50ft pds (yes do it again) On the fourth turn add an additional 1/4 inch turn on each bolt, from the center and work out on both sides Dont use a torgue wrench when doing the 4th step. I would purchase new head bolts instead of using the old ones
INTAKE MANIFOLD BOLTS 105 inch pds EXHAUST TO HEAD BOLTS 200 inch pds
im not completely stupid when it comes to

My suggestion is to stick with the engine you have, you start tampering with emissions and all that and you may have problems
Glenn Beasley Chrysler Tech
im also looking for ways to boost my horsepower

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I think Maxpower meant to say, "...on the fourth turn...an additional "1/4 turn", not a "1/4 inch turn." (is that right, Glenn?) Also...yes, lube the bolts--do NOT squirt oil down the bolt holes (I know, but believe it or not I actually heard someone once say you should do this). I also agree that you should use the same engine the vehicle originally came equipped with. There's enough potential for problems just swapping for the same engine, let alone putting something else in there (then you're messin' with Mother Nature). :-)
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I stand corrected, it would be as you said a 1/4 turn

I have heard that before also, thats a good way to pull the threads or get a false torque reading. ( but then again so is saying 1/4inch turn instead of 1/4 turn!!!) Thanks James

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yes replace the bolts........they will some times come in a head gasket kit.

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Your car has 132 HP!
does anyone have any

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