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82 VW Rabbit.Do I have to retorque the head on my 1.6 vw diesel?

I've been given conflicting info on whether or not to re torque the head after 1,000 miles. One person says to re torque 6 point head bolts to 66 lbs. and to not re torque 12 point head bolts. Another person says to retorque both. What is the procedure?

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  • bakers9_us Feb 14, 2009

    I have a 1.5 diesel rabbit and am having a difficult time finding a torque spec for. Can anybody tell me what these 11mm bolts are supposed to be torqed to with the proper procedure? Thanks, Tom



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There is no reason to retorque the head

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    Andrew Gardner Dec 14, 2010

    According to both volkswagen and victor reinz The head should be torqued initially to 26ft/lb the 45ft/lb then two passes at an andditional 90 degrees each. Bring engine to operating temperature, then torque another 90 degrees. And then another 90 degrees after 1000km



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