what order should i tighten down head bolts? (1 Viewer)

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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.
 
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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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