Merch 120" Top End Torque

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by ChopperDoc, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. ChopperDoc

    ChopperDoc Active Member

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    One more Merch question then I will get back on topic. Would anyone know the torque range for the head bolts on a 120" Merch (Evo)? Thank you. We now return you to your regular viewing.....
     
  2. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    http://www.hdtalking.com/archive/t-46408.html Try this OR use the head gasket manufacturers recommended torque
     
  3. ChopperDoc

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    Jack:
    Here is the problem. On this Merch, there are no gaskets; cylinder to lower case and heads to cylinders are both "O" rings. I tried to get a torque reading during the disassembly but since, after the first bolt, each one is a little looser than the previous bolt, I only got one sketchy reading. The first bolt started to move at 65 ftlbs which is WAY MORE than any Evo or Twin Cam.
    With the company going through a series of owners toward the end and each one making their own little changes to the motors, it is hard to find reliable information on them.
    I will probably end up using the the high end of the individual bolt grade/thread torque specs and hope for the best. Thank you for taking the time to reply.