Replacing head

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Hi All

Thanks for the previous advice it has been invaluable.

When replacing the head on a Mk111 is their a tool for torquing down the smaller studs that can't be reached with the torque wrench?? ie, the ones under the exhaust ports and at the rear of the barrells.

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Hi Vince,no special tool available to my knowledge,work around the head in the prescribed pattern, tighten down using a torque wrench where you can.Those bolts / studs that can't be tightened using a torque wrench you can safely tighten with a standard length wrench i.e. 6"' or 7" long,pull down until you get a good solid feel,don't use pipe or any other means of exerting force on the wrench. Good luck. James.
 
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There are several tools available.
A short ring spanner with a female square drive at one end. You've to do a calc to correct the torque setting due to the change in length.
And there's a torque wrench available that has an end feature that takes open ended or ring spanner fitting (Can't remember what they're called but they're bloody expensive)
Having said all that I would agree with James. The Whitworth system is quite cleverly thought out if you use the correct spanner and pull squarely.
 
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