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Old 10-14-2012, 04:01 PM
jaredrutledge jaredrutledge is offline
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Mein Auto: e30
the guy i bought it from just replaced the head gasket (see this thread http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=264092), but he reused the old hex head bolts which from everything i read is a bad idea. so, before driving it much, i replaced the bolts according to this pelican tech article (http://www.pelicanparts.com/bmw/tech...d_bolt_fix.htm) because they were the original ribe hex head bolts. i used the pelican recommended bolts and did what they said, but some of the bolts didn't turn the final 90 degrees. if anything they're slightly overtightened - nothing's leaking and it runs as well as it did before. the specs on the torx bolts are 22 ft/lb, then 90 degrees, then 90 degrees.
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