Head gasket replacement torque specs needed

Tiny
BLUE22.
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  • 1997 MAZDA PROTEGE
  • 1.5L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 185,900 MILES
I am having to replace my head gasket and do not know torque specs nor what pattern to loosen or tighten the bolts in.
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Thursday, May 19th, 2022 AT 3:08 PM

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Tiny
JOE F
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Hi,

The removal and replacement of the head bolts does require a specific procedure. If you look below, I provided the directions for replacing the head gasket. The directions explain the timing procedure, bolt sequence loosening and tightening, torque specs, and so on.

Take a look through them and let me know if you have questions or if I can help.

Take care,

Joe

See pics below.
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Thursday, May 19th, 2022 AT 8:30 PM
Tiny
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I was wondering if the last four images are in order, i'm a little confused by the last ones.
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Tuesday, May 31st, 2022 AT 2:09 PM
Tiny
JOE F
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Hi,

Yes, they are in order. They are explaining the procedures for installing the cam, the cam seal, and then the last one shows how to tighten the cam gear.

Let me know if that helps.

Joe
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Tuesday, May 31st, 2022 AT 8:48 PM
Tiny
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Oh, okay! Thank you!
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Wednesday, June 1st, 2022 AT 5:21 AM
Tiny
JOE F
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No problem whatsoever. If you have questions, please feel free to ask.

Let me know how things turn out for you.

Take care,

Joe
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Wednesday, June 1st, 2022 AT 8:48 PM

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