I am doing a valve job on a 3

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I am doing a valve job on a 3.4. The Question is about torquing the head bolts. Book says so many ft. Lbs. Then so much %. How do I figure out what the % is. Also I bought gaskets from ebay and they are not marked which side up. However one side does have a blue bead that is raised up on one side of the gasket. Does this side go up, or down?

Monday, December 31st, 2012 AT 2:48 AM

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Tiny
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I put the sealant down on the block

figure a clock is 360 degrees. Every 15 minutes is 90 degrees. And so on.

Make sure you have new head bolts.

Roy

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Monday, December 31st, 2012 AT 3:15 AM

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