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Gsxr nut
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Someone told me once on my gsxr that after putting a new cylinder head and gasket on that you should run it for a couple hundred miles then loosen the head up again and re-torque it. What do you guys think? Is it really necessary? I have done a handful of truck cylinder heads and once I torqued them down, they were good to go. Thanks Guys!!
 

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You could check to make sure the bolts/studs are still torqued properly after your couple hundred miles, but there's no way I would actually loosen the head once it's been tightened.
 

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Torque them to spec the first time and leave it alone. No need to re-torque anything, it is a modern, water cooled Japanese four cylinder, they are not some shit heap that leaks oil and persistently needs adjustment, no need to throw some back woods mechanic bullshit at it.


Whoever told you to do that needs to fuck off away from tools.
 

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I been under a bit of stress lately working on bikes that have been worked over by the dumbest of the dumb lately so I'm a little on edge over uninformed advice. :D





Some engines DO require a retorque like GreY said, but on that particular engine I would go with the service specs, set the torque, and call it a day at that. ;)
 
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