what order should i tighten down head bolts?

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Apr 24, 2003
what order or method should i use to tighten down head bolts, the manual just says uniformly
Also don't put too much Oil onto the Head Bolts, As you may Hydrolic 'em. - Use as little Oil as possible, Just enough to cover the Thread. ;)
thnx johnferg
Bad, here's a low res pic I found. Jonathan is right; start in the middle and work outwards in a criss-cross pattern. Run them all down snug (a few ft-lbs or N-m), then torque them all to about 2/3 final value, then torque them all to final.

The sequence is similar for any head.
thanks all. like every other cruiser problem i've had. they always throw a spanner in the works.

my head is in this general configuratio, front to the left
(there are more bolts, but i can't be bothered doing them all,

0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0

But it's all good, i coerced the old guy at the toyota wrecker to draw me a diagram explaining the the correct procedure. i'll translate it up here if anyone's interested

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