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    Thread: Replacing one head bolt?

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      04-06-2012 01:20 PM #1
      I have a 1.6 diesel, mechanical 12mm head. I was wonding if anyone has replaced just one head bolt without removing the head or replacing the head gasket? When I put the head on this engine everything torqued correctly but when I did the retorque the rear bolt on the passanger side was pretty easy to turn compaired to the rest. Now it is leaking a little bit of oil from the head gaket on that corner.

      So can I just replace that bolt or should I just live with it?

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      04-06-2012 02:29 PM #2
      Quote Originally Posted by ohfllifer View Post
      I have a 1.6 diesel, mechanical 12mm head. I was wonding if anyone has replaced just one head bolt without removing the head or replacing the head gasket? When I put the head on this engine everything torqued correctly but when I did the retorque the rear bolt on the passanger side was pretty easy to turn compaired to the rest. Now it is leaking a little bit of oil from the head gaket on that corner.

      So can I just replace that bolt or should I just live with it?

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      you didnt replace ANY head bolts when you put that head on this engine, did you?

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      04-07-2012 02:02 AM #3
      That's oil leaking at the gasket where it goes aroun dthe rear oil drain holes.....not even under pressure. (Other than crankcase pressure.) I'd do it over again, with all new bolts.....you probably over stretched that bolt and it's doing nothing.

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      04-09-2012 11:09 AM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by Glegor View Post
      you didnt replace ANY head bolts when you put that head on this engine, did you?
      All the bolts were new.
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      04-09-2012 11:12 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by rdezsofi View Post
      That's oil leaking at the gasket where it goes aroun dthe rear oil drain holes.....not even under pressure. (Other than crankcase pressure.) I'd do it over again, with all new bolts.....you probably over stretched that bolt and it's doing nothing.
      That is a good point, thanks.
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