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Old 07-01-09, 04:45 PM   #241 (permalink)
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One thing you forgot to mention. You should always use new head bolts when reinstalling the head. If you didn't then shame on you! These are stretch style bolts and should be replaced after being removed.
How much do those cost and where do I get them?
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Old 07-25-09, 06:12 PM   #242 (permalink)
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question on page one step # 37 says to torque the 6mm bolt to 9pounds , but the book says 108 pounds. wich one is it? to me , 9 sounds like it would be ,but i want to make sure
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thanks for the advice man.. this is really helpful and educational. thank you
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Quote from Icemans very complete and well presented DYI.
36. Coat the bolts with engine oil prior to installation. Using the tightening sequence described earlier, begin to tighten the head bolts. DO NOT TORQUE THEM TO SPEC JUST YET. Turn each bolt in sequence until they start to get a little tight. I stepped my torque wrench up a little at a time ie: 20 - 40 - 50 - 56 foot pounds. Do the same for both the left and right heads and the hard part is complete.

My question is one I have got two answers to and would like to find the correct answer.
Iceman does not suggest that head bolts are a one time use (torque to refusal), The Acura Legend Online Manual does not speak of replacing the head bolts, yet I am told by some that the head bolts on a 3.2 are never to be reused. Mine is a 1993 LS with 135,000 kilometres and a BHG. I have purchased the upper end gasket set am at the point of putting it back together but can not get a clear answer on whether the head bolts can be reused.
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i hope they can be reused cause i reused them
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I reuse them always just run them through a m11x1.5 dye first to be safe.
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what happend to the pics??
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Blown HG

To the OP,

Man that's a lot of Ballzzz doing the HG yourself! I read through the 17 pages of this thread and wow! I don't think that I can ever devote the time or patients to do something like that. Very useful info.!

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hey guys i have a timing question.
I have my heads and cam sprockets off. I marked the cams and belt, but i just left the belt on and I am afraid it may have came off the crank pulley and moved over a tooth. When i go to start the car will it destroy the engine if the timing belt is off one tooth. (valves hitting pistons) I do not know much about timing. I am about to put it back together so any help is appreciated
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Whats up fellow legend owners... i found this site as i was looking for info about why my car was overheating... glad to join the BHG club... not really but i have a 92 in the shop right now getting hg replaced as well as water pump, radiator , and timing belt as well as all hoses
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Sounds like the timing belt tensioner, it may be loose or not adjusted correctly.
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Hey Im in Richmond as well I have a 91 Acura Legend and a 05 RL
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