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Can i change a leaking top gasket at home? I want to remove the head and have it skimmed.I am reasonally mechanical minded. What is the torque for fastening the top nuts? Manie vd Merwe. Jeffreys Bay

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VOLKSWAGONS YOU NEED CYLINDER HEAD REMOVE SEQUENCE AND CYLINDER HEAD TORQUE SEQUENCE.YOU NEED A REPAIR MANUAL FOR TORQUE SEQUENCE OR YOU WILL HAVE HEAD GASKET LEAKS. TORQUE HEAD BOLTS TO * STEP 1 * TORQUE BOLTS 30 FT LBS * STEP TWO * TIGHTEN BOLTS 44 FT LBS STEP 3 TIGHTEN BOLTS PLUS 90 DEGREES.* STEP FOUR* TIGHTEN BOLTS PLUS 90 DEGREES AGAIN.

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