1998 hyndai Tiburon head gasket

Tiny
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  • 1998 HYUNDAI TIBURON
  • 112,435 MILES
Im going to replace my head gasket next week but I cant find anywere any tutorials on it can someone help me out and I cant take it to a shoppe because I dont have that kind of money can anyone give me some tips and the torque specs on things that need torqued like the head bolts and what order they need to be removed/replaced any help would be appropriated
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Wednesday, July 6th, 2011 AT 8:40 PM

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Tiny
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The head must be checked for flatness. If it has more than.002" warpage it must be heated in an oven and straightened. Heads with overhead cams can't be milled flat because that would leave the cam journals out-of-alignment. Since you're going to have the head checked at an engine machine shop, ask them for the torque specs, tightening pattern, and if they are "torque-to-yield" head bolts. If they are, they are only used once, then replaced, never reused. Also have them check it for cracks.

They can also sell you the gasket and other needed parts. That will make them even more willing to give you all kinds of pointers. They might recommend a specific spray-on gasket sealer, and they will describe the required surface finish that will help the gasket bite in and seal. You get that surface finish by using the correct scuff pad on an air-powered rotary tool. That same pad is what you use to be sure all of the old gasket material has been removed.
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Wednesday, July 6th, 2011 AT 9:05 PM
Tiny
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Thank you for the info but I havent even started to take my car apart I need some info on how to properly remove the bolts so I dont damage anything.
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Wednesday, July 6th, 2011 AT 10:44 PM
Tiny
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That's way more than my fingerprints will hold up to here. The only way to do this right is with the manufacturer's service manual. All of the steps will be listed in order and the steps will be for your exact engine. There will also be a section listing all of the torque values.
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Thursday, July 7th, 2011 AT 12:42 AM

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