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Ivor Duarte
Gloucestershire UK
(616 posts)

02/11/2010 04:29AM

Main British Car:
1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

Retorqueing or not, that is the question.
Posted by: 88v8
Date: November 08, 2017 01:04PM

60 miles on the new setup, new manifold, Edelbrock.
Carb torqued to 6 lb ft, manifold to 30 lb and sealant on the bolts.

Phenolic spacer under the carb so that's two gaskets.
Composite manifold gasket.

Where do we stand on retorqueing? Thinking after 500 miles or so? Or sooner?

Presumably if I retorque the manifold I should take out each bolt and re-seal?

Or should I just leave it alone?


bill gaulin
harrisville R.I.
(68 posts)

11/30/2012 12:31AM

Main British Car:
1974 MGB V8 LS1 5.3

Re: Retorqueing or not, that is the question.
Posted by: billymgb1000
Date: November 08, 2017 08:07PM

Ivor, I would recheck your torque but that's it. I would not take the bolts out. If there are no leaks then there is no need to reseal the bolts. but that is me and I'm sure others will give their opinion. Good luck.
Bill G

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