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 out of 5 people think this is 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 out of 3 people think this is helpful.
23,015

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 out of 2 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Escort

Looking for a Used Escort in your area?

CarGurus has 446 nationwide Escort listings starting at $1,499.

ZIP:

Search Ford Escort Questions

Ford Escort Experts

#1 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 1,090
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 970
#3 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 830
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-150
2,882 Great Deals out of 212,656 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Mustang
399 Great Deals out of 44,403 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Taurus
264 Great Deals out of 20,626 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Explorer
1,000 Great Deals out of 73,800 listings starting at $750
Used Ford Ranger
209 Great Deals out of 6,719 listings starting at $1,450
Used Honda Civic
705 Great Deals out of 77,526 listings starting at $1,200
Used Toyota Corolla
923 Great Deals out of 74,282 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Accord
886 Great Deals out of 82,090 listings starting at $999
Used Ford Fiesta
150 Great Deals out of 16,781 listings starting at $3,410
Used Chevrolet Cavalier
1,347 listings
Used Toyota Camry
1,076 Great Deals out of 98,044 listings starting at $1,250

Used Cars For Sale