Retorque head with MLS gasket?


I am about done building my Raptor and I’ve never used a MLS head gasket before. It came with the new head so I thought I might as well try it. I normally use a Briggs gasket. Should I retorque the head after it gets up to temp? Or is that not needed with these gaskets?


Premium User
You can retorque the head, that is fine with the MLS gaskets, BUT, DO NOT do it hot.
Make sure that the engine has completely cooled before re-torquing.
Typically I let them sit and cool down completely on the dyno after tuning the engine.

🏁Thanks and God bless,
Brian Carlson
Carlson Racing Engines
Vector Cutz
Carlson Motorsports on Facebook
31 years of service to the karting industry
Linden, IN