what is the torgue for tightening the cylinder head gasket for the ford escort 1995 lx 1.9l

Asked by Sep 22, 2013 at 10:43 AM about the 1995 Ford Escort 4 Dr LX Wagon

Question type: General

3 Answers

Be sure to use NEW bolts, 1)tighten to 40ft/lbs 2)back off 1/2 turn 3)tighten back to 40ft/lbs 4)tighten an additional 90 degrees 5)tighten an additional 90 degrees. Begin in middle, go to ends of head, and back and forth, never two bolts next to each other one after the other / When you tighten then back off, not right then..go to another bolt and around the sequence that way

5 people found this helpful.

this is a Ford Escort, with the famous 1.9 liter....these have always had the rickety valve train....at the shop we'd unapologetically use STP to quiet the ticking....don't tell anyone....that was 1994~

3 people found this helpful.
27,655

Do as DavidH25 suggests - I know, the bolts make funny sounds and it seems wrong to torque Head Bolts this way but it is the proper procedure. The bolts are "Stretch-to-Yield" meaning that they are designed to hold tension at a certain torque - it's also why you shouldn't use them twice.

2 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Escort

Looking for a Used Escort in your area?

CarGurus has 197 nationwide Escort listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

ZIP:

Ford Escort Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,090
  • #2
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    900
  • #3
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    440
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Mustang
256 Great Deals out of 36,837 listings starting at $2,500
Used Ford Fiesta
104 Great Deals out of 17,341 listings starting at $2,911
Used Ford Taurus
177 Great Deals out of 15,832 listings starting at $981
Used Honda Civic
360 Great Deals out of 52,697 listings starting at $1,200
Used Chevrolet Camaro
241 Great Deals out of 28,842 listings starting at $1,800
Used Ford F-150
2,334 Great Deals out of 215,121 listings starting at $1,300
Used Ford Ranger
121 Great Deals out of 4,577 listings starting at $1,195
Used Ford Explorer
813 Great Deals out of 65,252 listings starting at $700
Used Toyota Corolla
566 Great Deals out of 67,649 listings starting at $1,495
Used Honda Accord
449 Great Deals out of 102,531 listings starting at $800

Used Cars For Sale

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.