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Getting ready to install a rebuilt cylinder on my 1999 RAV4 and have a couple of questions.

Per the Haynes manual, initially torque new bolts (lightly oiled) to 36 ft-lbs in the specified sequence. Then, turn an additional 90 degrees, again in the same sequence. According to the local Toyota service techs, this additional 90 degree turn is supposed to be done in 1 step. The local dealer also recommended that no gasket sealer is to be used. As this is a bit different than what I have done with previous, non-Toyota engines (mostly older V8's), I was curious if this is what has worked best for most on this forum.

Would like to do the install tomorrow morning, so any advice or "words of wisdom" would be much appreciated.

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Lowell
 

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Yes, a big difference from our muscle car engines!

New bolts are a must. They are "torque to yield" -- hence the 90 degree turn after hitting the target torque-spec.

I almost always use Fel-Pro gaskets, and no, they don't use any sealer. Make sure both mating surfaces are very clean and flat.
 
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