I am sure this has been brought up before but wanted to hash this out and get your feedback.
So I have my new stage 3 (subject to all sorts of interpretations) and first time I broke a stud in the block - finally got it removed again at a cost of @120 pds your money.
Anyways, this time I bought a Delco digital torque wrench (cause I don't trust my self with mechanical old skool ones), new studs and arp bolts so I can feel like a pro:)
Big question, what precautions should I take when doing this one again to avoid my earlier screw up and do it right?
- should I tighten the studs in advance with wrench or by hand to the point of counter sync in block?
- I was suggested 45psi on the Calver CST 2001 head;
- Recommended start, warm up, run for a bit, and retorque again - concerned about expansion and over torquing with that one;
- lastly, do all the above and pray to the mini-gods that when I
Push it hard won't spring a leak or bust a stud
As always appreciate the feedback