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216 Installation
#1145379 Mon Jan 18 2016 09:46 PM
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So yesterday I pulled the 216 on my 38 to overhaul it. I used two headbolt locations to secure the lift and all worked as planned. Thinking ahead when I go to install it again, I will be using the same two headbolt locations. So my question is, should I torque all the headbolts and then remove two or should I just snug them all down and torque them after the motor is in place?

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Re: 216 Installation
truckernix #1145381 Mon Jan 18 2016 09:53 PM
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I use two bolts for the rocker-arm assembly posts (and a load-leveler on the lift).

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Re: 216 Installation
truckernix #1145383 Mon Jan 18 2016 10:12 PM
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I have just torqued the two head bolts on several installations with no issues.

Re: 216 Installation
truckernix #1145394 Mon Jan 18 2016 11:44 PM
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Re: 216 Installation
truckernix #1145415 Tue Jan 19 2016 02:16 AM
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I would also torque the after, and again after a good worm up.

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