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    Member ohbuckhunter's Avatar
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    Im getting ready to replace the head gasket. Can anyone tell me how much to torque the bolts. I dont have a book and cant find one without ording it off Ebay which i plan to just wanna get this done by the end of the weekend. Thanks Dave

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    Bronze Member HakanTh's Avatar
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    1969 Ford 4000

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    Attached a snapshot of 2000-3000-4000 workshop manual. I suppose you have the 201 ci engine, same as 4000.
    No difference in torques between diesel and gas.

    Engines may have been swapped during the years.
    Just to be sure, workshop manual says:
    "...Two different thickness cylinder head gaskets have been used. On tractors built before mid 1969, the head gasket has a compressed thickness of 0.029. Later gaskets have a compressed thickness of 0.037. Because of construction differences, the earlier gasket should not be used on later engines..."
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    Veteran Member whodat526's Avatar
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    deridder louisiana

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    torque in three stages first at 90 ftlbs then 105 ftlbs then at 115 ftlbs then run it and let warm up and retorque at 115 ftlbs

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