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Get a workshop manual for the head and timing
radiators cannot be cleaned out so get a new one

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Head Bolt Torque For your 1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme (3.4L SFI DOHC): clearpixel.gif Foot pounds (Final torque) clearpixel.gif Note: Torque sequence --------- | 6 2 3 7 | | 5 1 4 8 | --------- Step 1: torque in sequence to 33 Ft/Lbs Step 2: turn an additional 90 degrees Recheck final torque in sequence *** CAUTION ***engine uses Torque To Yield head bolts (TTY) thatpermanently stretch during the initial installation.New head bolts must be used when cylinder head isreplaced or re-installed to obtain proper torque. clearpixel.gif clearpixel.gif clearpixel.gif Foot pounds (Final torque) clearpixel.gif Note: Torque sequence --------- | 8 4 1 5 | | 7 3 2 6 | front --------- of engine | 6 2 3 7 | | 5 1 4 8 | Step 1: torque to 40 Ft/Lbs --------- Step 2: turn an additional 90 degrees Recheck final torque in sequence *** CAUTION ***engine uses Torque To Yield head bolts (TTY) thatpermanently stretch during the initial installation.New head bolts must be used when cylinder head isreplaced or re-installed to obtain proper torque.

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bolt torque speces for 1995 F-250 7.5L camshaft sprocket bolt,harmonic balancer bolt,timing cover bolts and water pump bolts?

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1995 cutlass supreme head gasked replacement. Chilton's is pretty vauge on details. Never done this before (6 cylinder 3.1). Only on a 4 cylinder 2.2. Chiton's instructs to remove engine struts and to...

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1. When the engine warms to operating temp, there will be "steam" bubbles coming from the radiator opening.
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