1983 mercury 200 2.4l

by Jamie
(Gloucester Massachusetts )

I’m replacing the headgaskets and have a factory manual for this engine and it states 40 ft lbs for head bolt torque and I bought new grade eight head bolts and it’s together but I’m concerned about hearing it should of been 30 ft lbs and 90 degrees? Also I only saw a block side on the gaskets and didn’t see top or bottom so I hope it doesn’t matter which is top or bottom. It’s a old engine and in good shape and I don’t want to make a mistake and burn this thing up. Thanks

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