:shrug i did what the head gasket instructions said, haynes was looking real shady
Thanks Sig & HoxviiiThey'll still be in their elastic region, could stretch further, and/or would not keep the correct tension (force) between the head and the block. Usually with TTY bolts you can 'feel' when it's reached the plastic phase, as if it gets much harder to turn at a certain point. At least that's been my consistent experience with them.
Damn, someone types faster than me. :toothless
Thanks Hoxviiibolt on pedestal type rockers, right?
If so, it's just a torque down exercise. If you did any head work it's good form to bring the cylinder you're tightening up to TDC before tightening. This lets you make sure you're not bottoming a lifter and starting to open the valve through visual inspection. There is a way to bring up one cylinder and tighten valves on several cylinders, but i don't know the order for a 302. Old factory service manuals covered it back when the valves actually had to be adjusted.