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posted July 18, 2003 05:17 PM
when you torque lets say head bolts if useing a deepwell socket will the torque be the same compared to useing shallow sockets what type of socket should be used .what are you torqing the head bolts and main caps at thanks bill

posted July 18, 2003 07:46 PM
I have personally never noticed a difference in deep and shallow sockets . But like allan said , an extension does make a difference due to flex/twist . Your torque value on your head an main bolts is in direct relation to the type of bolt your using , the lubricant that's used on the threads , and what they were torqued to when align honed and bored with a torque plate if either were done . If everything is bone stock , the factory specs call for 65lbs on your head bolts , 75lbs for the long main bolts , and 65 for the short ones on a 4 bolt block .


Hendren Racing Engines
Rutherfordton , NC

posted July 23, 2003 09:55 AM
My Snap-on Rep told me as long as you are not using Jap extensions, they will not change the torque.The only thing that would change the torque would be if you use a step like a crow's foot or something like that.As long as your torque wrench is stright in line(centered) over the bolt you dont need to worry about it.

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