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1990 B2200 head bolts

Old 09-02-2016, 09:07 AM
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Just replaced head gasket should i have replaced head bolts as well?
Old 09-02-2016, 10:11 AM
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Originally Posted by muddpuddle View Post
Just replaced head gasket should I have replaced head bolts as well?
No, head bolts on these are reusable. I reused mine when I rebuilt the engine in my '88 fall 2011.

Here's what's more important (in no special order):
1. that the cylinder head was checked for straightness, or re-milled
2. that the head gasket was the preferred Mazda or Fel-Pro
3. that the bolts will be re-checked/re-torqued in 500-600 miles
4. that the reason for the head gasket failure has been figured out, and fixed
5. that the oil gets changed within a few hundred miles
6. that ALL the air gets purged out of the cooling system (challenging on these trucks)

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Old 09-02-2016, 10:26 AM
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I didnt get the head milled only because of daily driver was down and i needed the mazda immediatly. Now that im getting my tranny back for the GMc....ill take the head back off and redo.
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