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Ok, thanks Brad.
The torque is the same for both heads......
Does this answer your question?
Hi Brad, I think this does answer my questions. I torqued the bolts as follows: 1. 50 ft. lbs, 2. 75 ft. lbs. and no more. Can I recover from my error? I got the information from a bad source. The car is now overheating and feels lazy.
Do you have any coolant leaks?
No, no coolant leaks. We replaced the water pump, temperature sensor, radiator and thermostat. When I removed the heads, the pistons were crusted with what looked like carbon and was very thick. The car was leaking before around the thermostat housing, so that is how I ended up changing everything.
Ok, are you sure timing is correct?
Yes, we double checked that.
Ok, did you bleed the cooling system?
Yes, we've bled it at least four times.
Couldn't it be just the fact that I didn't torque it correctly?
And the coolant is leaking in the heads?
Well you said you were low on coolant... Is the coolant low?
No, we haven't lost any coolant since we finished putting it back together. During the bleeding process, the car usually started smoothly, but a couple three times, it shook like it was missing or something and then later it ran smooth.
How hot did it get?
It got up to the 3/4 mark and once halfway between the 3/4 mark and the red.
We never let it get in the red.
Ok, here is my suggestion... You dont want to hear this but for this to be right..You will need to remove the heads and replace the head gaskets again, Re-Torque with "Correct" Procedure, make sure timing is correct and bleed system.... But you can feel comfortable with my Torque specs as they are directly from Chrysler....
So you are pretty sure that my torque procedure is what is causing this, because your answer is about what I expected. I was afraid of this and just wanted to verify with someone else.
Before re-doing this whole thing over again.
Before signing off, do you think I could just torque it a third time without removing the heads to get them closer to the torque specs you gave me?
Well I cant say for sure... But knowing that the heads arent on properly, I dont have a good basis to start diag on... DO you understand? Everything I try and think of that would be causing your "Overheating" and "Lazy", keeps making me think of the heads... If for some reason you get it all back on and you still have issues, feel free to follow-up with me at No-Charge, Im here to help you get your vehicle fixed.....
No, once the heads are torqued and vehicle is run... The headgasket has been stressed to the compression and the head gasket has been compromised......
Ok, that is what I will do. I appreciate your help and I will follow up with you after I have re-done the heads. Thanks Brad.
You are more than welcome.... If you need anything else, please ask me.. I will get you whatever you need
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Well thank you for choosing JustAnswer, and have a great night!!!! Brad