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kodanja
04-28-2006, 11:29 AM
Can some one tell me the correct head bolt torque settings for a 71' tr6...?

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DougF
04-28-2006, 04:59 PM
The proper setting is 80 ft lbs.

kodanja
04-28-2006, 08:25 PM
Thank you!

tomshobby
04-29-2006, 11:48 AM
Label the studs on the manifold side front to rear K, G, C, A, E, I, M. Label the studs on the distributor side front to rear N, J, F, B, D, H, L. Thighten in two or three progressive stages in alphabetical order. This will help reduce the stress level on the head and block as you tighen them. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hammer.gif

piman
04-29-2006, 12:38 PM
Hello Kodanja,

my Triumph offical workshop manual states 60 to 75 lbs\ft for the cylinder head nuts.

Alec

04-29-2006, 01:13 PM
I concur with Alec,
The 80lb might be a bit much. IMHO, torque to 65 and when you retorque, go to 75. Have you considered changing your head studs with new ones? Can't hurt.


Bill

DougF
04-29-2006, 03:18 PM
As I said, according the BL TR6 Manual, the torque setting is 80 ft. lbs.

kodanja
04-29-2006, 03:28 PM
thanx for the advise
will do.......

BOXoROCKS
04-29-2006, 06:26 PM
Do i hear a 70...who'll give me a 70? going once, going twice,BAMM 70 it is. Haynes circa 1969. Whats more fun than manuals with several different torque specs.

BOXoROCKS
04-29-2006, 06:29 PM
I forgot to add,I am doing a valve job on a 6 right now,so somebody,give us an answer that they will bet the farm on.

04-29-2006, 10:19 PM
I'll bet the farm on my numbers because I know that FEMA will back me up. Er, they do still have FEMA, don't they?


Bill

piman
04-30-2006, 03:23 AM
Hello all,

I run a 10:1 compression engine at the figures I quoted, and with a spread as given I aim for about mid point.

Alec

tomshobby
04-30-2006, 10:02 AM
I have been quite interested in this thread because my (cylinder) head is supposed to be finished tommorow.
My Bentley manual says 60 to 80. I am uncomfortable with such a range although I do know that an even torque is what matters most. I do like the 75 number a lot for two reasons. First it does fall in the range I mentioned and second if 80 is the top limit and my torque wrench is not properly callibrated I might easily exceed the limit. 75 gives me some piece of mind. At least a small piece. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazyeyes.gif

kodanja
05-02-2006, 12:58 PM
thanx for all the input i'm going to torque them down tonight with the advise I learned here