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What are the torque settings for the cylinder head 2000 subaru forester

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This procedure is for the SOHC only.


  1. Install cylinder head and gaskets on cylinder block. CAUTION: Use new cylinder head gaskets.
  2. Tighten cylinder head bolts.
  1. Apply a coat of engine oil to washers and bolt threads.
  2. Tighten all bolts to 29 Nm (3.0 kg-m, 22 ft. lbs.) in alphabetical sequence. Then tighten all bolts to 69 Nm (7.0 kg-m, 51 ft. lbs.) in alphabetical sequence.
  3. Back off all bolts by 180° first; back them off by 180° again.
  4. Tighten bolts (a) and (b) to 34 Nm (3.5 kg-m, 25 ft. lbs.) .
  5. Tighten bolts (c), (d), (e) and (f) to 15 Nm (1.5 kg-m, 11 ft. lbs.) .
  6. Tighten all bolts by 80 to 90° in alphabetical sequence. CAUTION: Do not tighten bolts more than 90°.

  1. Further tighten all bolts by 80 to 90° in alphabetical sequence shown in figure provided. CAUTION: Ensure that the total "re-tightening angle" [in the former two steps], do not exceed 180°.

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Hope this helps, from autozone site. Curt
Cylinder head bolt torque sequence

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Torque sequence:
front | 3 1 6 |
of | |
vehicle | 5 2 4 |
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Step 8: Turn all bolts an additional 80 to 90 degrees
Step 9: Turn all bolts an additional 80 to 90 degrees
*** CAUTION ***
engine uses Torque To Yield head bolts (TTY) that
permanently stretch during the initial installation.
New head bolts must be used when cylinder head is
replaced or re-installed to obtain proper Torque.

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