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Ron, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Ford
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Experience:  23 years with Ford specializing in drivability and electrical and AC. Ford certs and ASE Certs
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I am rebuilding my engine and I want to make sure I am

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Hi, I am rebuilding my engine and I want to make sure I am putting the right torque on my heads
JA: Do you have the torque specs?
Customer: Well yes but the book say 30ft lbs and then 1/4 turn but I want to know ft lbs per sequence
JA: What is the model/year of your Ford?
Customer: 1998 but i have pi heads on it now
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes. Right now I stop at 30ft lbs Trying to find out the next two steps
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Timing
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Ron replied 6 months ago.

Hello. My name is ***** ***** I am happy to assist you today. Give me just a moment to review your post, and I'll be right back with the help you need.

Expert:  Ron replied 6 months ago.

Can you give me your engine size please?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
4.6l
Expert:  Ron replied 6 months ago.

Actually you tighten them to 30Ft LBS and then turn them 90 degrees twice in the sequence for a total of 180 degrees. Ford dose not give any specs for the actual specs on the last two steps but if you follow them to the letter your fine. See Fords steps in the link below.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/104923897/Head%20bolt%20Oct%2012.pdf