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#1 Chubien OFFLINE  

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Posted August 06, 2015 - 08:31 PM

Seems every Wisconsin powered bolens I own i have had to change the head gasket on them, I always worry about these old crusty rusty head bolts snapping in the block, do you guys have a trick of some sort to minimise the risk of breaking a head bolt?
I'm getting ready to get it done on the 850 soon and what I have done so far is soak the bolts with penetrating oil and let it sit for a few days.
Also, is it overkill to replace the head bolts? Or is reusing the old ones what most people do?
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#2 MrFixit1599 OFFLINE  

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Posted August 06, 2015 - 08:46 PM

I asked the same questions a few months ago.

 

http://gardentractor...ad-bold-torque/

 

Replacing the head gasket on mine was like adding a turbo.  Made a world of difference.



#3 Chubien OFFLINE  

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Posted August 07, 2015 - 11:14 AM

Thanks for the link, will have a go at loosening the head bolts this weekend.






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