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How much torque is needed for a Datsun 120y cylinder head

Customer Question

how much torque is needed for a Datsun 120y cylinder head bolts and does the bolts needs to be replaced upon gaskit replcement
JA: Do you have the torque specs?
Customer: no
JA: What is the make/model/year of your car?
Customer: datsun 120y sedan 1977
JA: Are you fixing your Sedan yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: not yet just gathering information
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: does the cylinder head need to be machined even if the gaskit was not blown
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Australia Car
Expert:  Gary replied 6 months ago.

Hi there,

I built a few Datsun A series engines.

This write up will help you.

If the head is within spec for flatness, it is a personal preference whether you have it machined or not. Also depends on headgasket material.

If you have the bolts with 13 on them, you can reuse, otherwise update to 13s.


Expert:  Gary replied 6 months ago.

Hello again,

Do you need any further help?

Have you got a head gasket set with the head bolt torque sequence?

I hope my advice has been of assistance to you.

Kind regards