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Unread 10-22-2004, 07:59 AM   #1
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Head Bolts Replace?

Good morning. I just found out last night that the head on the 90 laredo I just bought is warped and the valve seals are bad. The machine shop is going to mill down that head to remove the warpage and redo the seals. I noticed in the chilton manual that is says to replace the head bolts after the second use, should I do this? Where is the best place to get the bolts (chrysler wants $121 for them).

Also the head was already disassembled when I got the jeep, so how do I know which bolt goes where (since there are 4 different types/lengths)?

It also says to use a sealant on each of the bolts and loctite 592 on bolt number 11, any suggestions on what type of sealant?

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Unread 10-22-2004, 08:49 AM   #2
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do this

Replace the head bolts you don't have to get them from the dealer. you can buy
Grade 8 or harder bolts from a machine shop or Napa ETC... get a sample from your old ones. should not be that expensive
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Unread 10-22-2004, 09:10 AM   #3
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Bolts

What about the ones that seem like studs (bolt with thread then a nut then more thread)? Does this type serve a purpose?
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Unread 10-22-2004, 03:06 PM   #4
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Threaded studs offer a more even torque application not prone to streching or uneven pulling. because your tightening them down against the head where a bolt is pulling the head down to the block
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Unread 10-23-2004, 07:46 PM   #5
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I think the ones with the threads are for the wire support for the Injectors. There should be two or three black plastic post with a 'C' at the top. These slip over those threaded bolts. On the Newer bolts 96+ (I think), two of them have a post or dowel sticking uo from the bolts. These align the rubber valve cover gasket. It doesn't apply to your year, but just in case.
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