Do you need to replace the head bolts when i change the head gaskets on a 90 Ford F150. I know you have to on a 3.8 but I have never heard that you have to on the 5.8.

Asked by Apr 12, 2012 at 10:15 PM about the 1990 Ford F-150

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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It's always best to change them, but you can get a good idea if they are stretched by taking a small metal straight edge and laying it against the bolts if the threads are pulled you will see it.

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Pitted rusted. Best way for bent lay on ground bench flat surface and roll it it will tell you straight away! And lay all

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Bolts side by side if all the same use again...

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you dont have to unless they are torque to yield bolts then you would have to change them

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