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Hi.. Can u help me with the torque settings for the 2003 ford ranger TDI diesel cylinder head pls.

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I looked in my data and I don't have that information but thought I would mention the last few times I bought cylinder head gaskets the tightening instructions were included.

These days we refer more to tightening instructions than to torque wrench data because the majority of engines are built by robots and they seem to have difficulty with setting and using a torque wrench and so they are programmed to tighten the bolts a certain number of degrees and so later we are condemned to doing the same.

Many manufacturers recommend always fitting new bolts and once everything is prepared and the bolt threads and washer faces are greased, they are installed and tightened to a low initial torque value of usually around 20 lbft. From that point each bolt is tightened in turn, usually in three or more stages by the amount specified.

For example one engine I am familiar with requires an initial torque of 18 lbft and then tightening 60 + 60 + 60 degrees with a further 30 - 60 degrees after warmup and cooling. The bolts are tightened in a spiral pattern from the centre outwards.

It is extremely important that each stage is completed without distraction as it is often disastrous to lose your place and tighten one bolt too much. It is best to make a plan and have an assistant observe you and to mark each bolt and each stage on the plan as it is completed.

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