So, I didn't get a lot done over the holidays. Now, I have three days off and that means truck work! Except for this cold we all came down with. That says get in bed and stay there.
Oh yeah,don't forget the book.
Now, let's put some pieces back on.
|The sequence for torquing down the head bolts.|
|Don't be stingy with the pooky, they provided plenty.|
|All cleaned up and pretty. Let's TORQUE SOME NUTS!|
Step two, 85 ft/lbs or so, worked too.
But, when I started on round three, a problem appeared.
First bolt, around the second turn, the wrench slipped off.
That isn't good. Not at all. The nut seemed to be fine. The socket showed a little damage. Maybe I had it crooked.
Nope. Second pass at it went the same.
Maybe it's the nut. I decided to try the number one nut on the other side. Same result.
Maybe it isn't the same 17mm 12 point socket. Maybe these bolts are different. Let's see if a 16mm fits on there better. There was a little play in it, after all.
|Notice anything missing?|
But hey, had to happen.
|That's better. And no guilt over Harbor Freight tools this time.|
Step three torqued fine. Then it was off to chop some firewood. It's cold and our house has many drafts. What kind of jerk put the walls up on this place?
Today I went out and installed more stuff.
|Like push rods. Fresh oil on both ends and inserted.|
|Forgot to put up a picture of my head bolt hole blower. Here ya go.|
I don't. I go home and look it up. And, when I got home, there was hot coffee waiting and my lovely wife and son were reading the book I wrote.
My head cold is making me feel all weird and fuzzy headed. I think I'll get back at it tomorrow.
I left it like this for the night.