Cylinder Head Bolt Loosening Sequence (VIN S)
The cylinders heads, of the 3.0L DOHC engine, have to be loosened in the recommended sequence above.
IMPORTANT: Loosen each cylinder head bolt 1/4 of a turn (in other words: 90° of a turn). Don't loosen each bolt all at once as you're loosening them (or you'll warp the cylinder head). Repeat loosening them 1/4 of a turn, in sequence, till they're all loosened.
Cylinder Head Bolt Torque Specifications (DOHC VIN S)
The illustration above shows the cylinder head bolt tightening sequence.
NOTE: Install the cylinder head gasket without any type of sealer.
|Cylinder Head Bolt Torque Specifications (3.0L DOHC)|
|Step 1||27-32 Ft. Lbs. (37-43 N.m)|
|Step 2||Loosen 85° - 95°|
|Step 3||Loosen one complete turn (360°)|
|Step 3||27-32 Ft. Lbs. (37-43 N.m)|
|Step 4||Additional turn of 85° - 95°|
|Step 5||Additional turn of 85° - 95°|
More 3.0L Ford Tutorials
You cand find many more ‘how to test’ tutorials for your 3.0L Ford Taurus (3.0L Mercury Sable) in these two indexes:
Here's a sample of the tutorials you'll find in the indexes: