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FB-460 torque specs?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by lwcmattlifter, Feb 9, 2005.

  1. lwcmattlifter

    lwcmattlifter LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Messages: 859

    Anybody know what the head bolt torque specs are for a Kawasaki FB-460?
    Thanks
     
  2. Carriage House

    Carriage House LawnSite Member
    Messages: 27

    According to the workshop maual:
    34 to 39 N-m or 25 to 29 ft-lbs.


    ** be sure to take them all down evenly by hand first

    Hope this helps.

    Kris
     
  3. lwcmattlifter

    lwcmattlifter LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Messages: 859

    That's what I wanted to know, Thanks Kris.
     
  4. Oldtimer

    Oldtimer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,459

    If it had a blown head gasket you should use new head bolts.
     
  5. lwcmattlifter

    lwcmattlifter LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Messages: 859

    No blown head gaskets here. The engine is getting up there on hours, smokes a little bit and burns some oil. I'm going to pull the head to look around at the valves and the cylinder walls. I'm considering doing a rebuild. Although it still has lots of power. If and when I do rebuild the head bolts will be replaced.
     

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