1998 Softail Custom torque specs

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by B747Fred, May 11, 2010.

  1. B747Fred

    B747Fred New Member

    Hello All, I'm new to the site- Hope you all are doing well. Anyone have torque specs for cylinder heads. It appears I've got to do a little tightening. Thanks.
  2. ultrat

    ultrat Senior Member Contributor

    sorry i do not. my manual is at home. but wanted to say Welcome from south bend .....
  3. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

    Although this is for a 1994 evo engine it should be similar on yours
    Its a three step process
    1st = 7-9 ft-lb
    2nd = 12-14 ft-lb
    3rd = mark a line on the head bolt and the cylinder head and turn the line through 90 degrees or 1/4 turn use the mark on the cylinder head as the reference point
    sequence to tighten
    front cylinder = 1 front right, 2 front left, 3 rear right, 4 rear left
    rear cylinder = 1 front left, 2 front right, 3 rear left, 4 rear right

  4. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Guest

    Have you had the heads off, if not do not retorque them otherwise a drop of oil under the head of the bolt and follow Fins torque :D