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Saab 16 valve head bolt torque


This chart is for Saab 2.3L, 2.1L, and 2.0L 4 cylinder 16 valve engines using 15mm E drive( reverse Torx) head bolts on the US market using a factory Saab head gasket.

First stage 44.3 ft lbs
Second stage 59.0 ft lbs
Third stage tighten an additional 90 degrees torque

No re-torque required

(This article is meant to educate a consumer,or as a guideline for professionals. You can cause serious damage to your vehicle and/or cause yourself injury. Only those qualified should attempt repairs. I do my best to assure that the above info is correct but take no responsibility for any damages incurred.)


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