Re: New to this. NEED HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!
You haven't responded to the suggestion to check the cylinder head fasteners for proper torque. Loss of compression due to a leaking head gasket can cause the problems you're having.
120 to 140 inch pounds is sufficient. However, you should remove the cylinder head and inspect the gasket and gasket sealing surfaces for signs of leaking (dark areas in the gasket) We always suggest you 'lap' the cylinder head to assure a good gasket surface then torque the fasteners to the values given. They should be checked (re-torqued) after a few heat/cool cycles. Don't exceed the 140 inch pound limit.
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