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Old 02-25-2011, 11:52 PM
thatsdax thatsdax is offline
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Default Re: Cylinder bolt problems about to throw it away

I have found that 80 inch pounds is good for M6. 85 max. That is around 6.5 ft lbs of torque. Go to 40 , then 60, then 80 using a criss cross pattern until you get to 80-85 inch pounds. After the 1st hour of riding, check and make sure they are at 80 inch pounds. I have found that even at 100 inch pounds once the engine heats up and everything expands, it can pop the threads in the block. Factory spec is 101 inch pounds, but I have found this to be a little on the high side and at 100 inch pounds under expansion during run in, it can pop the threads. I have had the best of luck at 80-85. Enjoy the ride.
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