Jump to content

Unofficial Home of Old Simplicity & Allis-Chalmers Garden Tractors

Sign in to follow this  

B&S Head Bolts

Recommended Posts

After taking the head off my 8HP Briggs. The head bolts keep snapping when I start to torque them down. I am tightening them in order. I was wondering if they get brittle after being used. I've only got 50lbs torque when they are breaking. Secondly I do believe the right torque is 165lbs. on this engine?? Please correct me if I am wrong. KS

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
The torque specification for your engine is 165 inch-pounds. Make sure your torque wrench is set to 'inch-pounds' not 'foot-lbs'. To convert foot-pounds into inch pounds, simply divide by 12. Also, you should apply either a graphite-based grease or anti-sieze compound to the bolt threads, as well as observing the correct tightening sequence. Regards, Tom K.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  

  • Who's Online (See full list)

    • jfmolter
    • JohnMBerst
    • oldsarge
    • Mike
    • victorsnc
    • rokon2813
    • WonderBoy
  • Today's Birthdays

    No users celebrating today
  • Recent Status Updates

    • F.U.N.

      F.U.N.  »  sandyhillbill

      Dear Sandhillbill
      Can you please copy me on this data, for Sun Star parts list.
      September 12, 2004 Mike I sent you a PM and have all the mfgs. available for the tiller/hitch/pto/liftgroup if you need me to send them to you. Let me know. Thanks, F.U.N.    
      · 0 replies
    • gwiseman


      Club banners are available  for members use during show season https://simpletractors.com/forums/topic/57849-simpletractors-club-banners-available/
      · 0 replies
  • Adverts