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- 3.8 Mustang Head Bolt Torque. Confused?
January 27, 2004, 10:34 pm
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Any Ford techs out there?
I'm replacing a blown head gasket on my son's 3.8 liter'94 Mustang and I'm
confused about the torque on the head bolts. According to the Haynes
Step 1 15 ft. lbs.
Step 2 29 ft. lbs.
Step 3 37 ft. lbs.
Step 4 Loosen the bolts 2 to 3 turns.
Step 5 Long Bolts 29-37 ft. lbs.
Short Bolts 7-15 ft. lbs.
Step 6 Turn an each bolt another 90 degrees.
My question is is this information up to date? My Haynes manual is a few
Why torque the short bolts to 37 ft. lbs. (Step 3) when the final torque is
7-15 ft. lbs.
What does Torque sequence does Ford state for the 3.8 liter?
Thanks for any help...