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Old 03-03-2017, 10:54 PM   #10
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Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Montevideo, MN
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Vehicle: 2000 Grand Am GT Coupe
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[quote=angrysk8r;881390]making sure you have them lined up correctly. After doing this place the 16 new head bolts into their respective spots on the heads (there should be 2 different sizes of head bolts, the shorter ones are the inner most bolts while the longer are the bolts closer to the exhaust manifold), now tighten the hand tight. After that, using the ft/lbs torque wrench, torque the head bolts to 37ft/lbs in this sequence (same sequence for the rear and front heads)
6 2 3 7
5 1 4 8

According to the Haynes manual this is the correct sequence for 2001 and older but the sequence is different for 2002 and later.
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