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Caution: Unless directed otherwise, the ignition and start switch must be in the OFF or LOCK position, and all electrical loads must be OFF before servicing any electrical component. Disconnect the negative battery cable to prevent an electrical spark should a tool or equipment come in contact with an exposed electrical terminal. Failure to follow these precautions may result in personal injury and/or damage to the vehicle or its components.
Notice: Use the correct fastener in the correct location. Replacement fasteners must be the correct part number for that application. Fasteners requiring replacement or fasteners requiring the use of thread locking compound or sealant are identified in the service procedure. Do not use paints, lubricants, or corrosion inhibitors on fasteners or fastener joint surfaces unless specified. These coatings affect fastener torque and joint clamping force and may damage the fastener. Use the correct tightening sequence and specifications when installing fasteners in order to avoid damage to parts and systems.
Tighten Tighten the bolts to 100 N·m (74 lb ft).
Tighten Tighten the torque converter to 47 N·m (35 lb ft).
Tighten Tighten the bolt to 50 N·m (37 lb ft).
Important: Do not reuse the head bolts after removal. New bolts have a special coating used for bolt retention after installation. This coating remains in the cylinder block threads after removal so proper cleaning of the cylinder block threads is important.
Important: With the camshafts remaining in the cylinder head some valves will be open at all times. For this reason the cylinder head cannot rest on a flat surface with the cylinder face down, or valve damage will result.
Notice: Carefully clean the aluminum gasket surfaces in order to prevent damage to the sealing surfaces. Use only plastic, wood, or dull gasket scrapers, such as J 28410. Follow the manufacturer's recommendations to dissolve gasket materials with chemical agents.
Caution: Wear safety glasses in order to avoid eye damage.
Important: Failure to remove all the old thread sealant material from the cylinder block could cause false torque readings.
Important: DO NOT reuse the old M11 cylinder head bolts.
Tighten Tighten the left cylinder head M11 cylinder head bolts to 30 N·m (22 lb ft ) in the sequence shown.
Tighten Tighten the left cylinder head M11 cylinder head bolts an additional 60 degrees in the sequence shown using the J 45059 .
Tighten Repeat the sequence turning each bolt another 60 degrees.
Tighten Repeat the sequence again turning each bolt a final 60 degrees (total 180 degrees).
Tighten Tighten the M6 cylinder head bolts to 12 N·m (106 lb in).
Tighten Tighten the right cylinder head M11 cylinder head bolts to 30 N·m (22 lb ft) in the sequence shown.
Tighten Tighten the right cylinder head M11 cylinder head bolts an additional 60 degrees in the sequence shown using the J 45059 .
Tighten Repeat the sequence turning each bolt an another 60 degrees.