Another thing I forgot to mention is to examine the threads and made sure they are super clean before reusing them. I sprayed them with brake cleaner and wiped them with a shop towel. Then I sprayed some cleaner in the bolt holes in the block and blew them out with compressed air. I think if the threads are not clean it can give you a false torque readings.
87' Samurai/Suzuki Big Block/dual 40mm Mikunis/header/2" exhaust/5.5" SPOA/1" shackle lift/CJ-5/Sami springs/31" High-Tecs/roll cage, bumpers & pumpkin caps in progress...
It is a wet torque, dunk them in clean oil after cleaning. Torque em down in about three passes, let em sit a while, and run another pass on them. I prefer the more expensive graphite coated head gaskets, they are a single torque gasket where as the standard style head gasket must be retorqued after it gets hot and seats in.
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