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    Polaris Genesis torquibg down the cylinder bases(no room to get in) please advise me

    i am currently rebuilding my engine and i have the cylinder base gaskets down with a little bit of gasket sealant and i am starting to torque down the cylinders with a torque wrench but the socket wont get in the bolts on the exhaust side. I dont want this gasket sealent to dry before i can get the cylinders torqued down. should i just use a wrench and guess it or do i have to have a special tool. Someone please chime in on this asap if you can. very much appreciated . Thanks.


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    SPEED KILLS, BUT YOU GET THERE QUICKER Keddano's Avatar
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    Sorta late,but yea, hand tighten. Did you leave the cylinders hand tight till you tightened the exhaust manifold up. You need to do that to SQUARE the cylinders to the exhaust manifold. Then tighten the Cylinders down to specs.

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    Do a internet search on a "crowsfoot wrench." I found that a crowsfoot wrench, along with a bent extension, allowed me to get a torque wrench on the two nuts.

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    I think sears sells them individually online.

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    Hi. Thanks for the replies. i see i need a crowsfoot socket end. As far as waiting to tighten the cylinders down for they align with the exhaust mainfold, I already torqued them down. I did notice in my service manual that it did say to wait to torque them down, but instead I just measured the exhaust manifold center to center mounting holes and made sure the cylinder mounting holes were center to center at the same measurements. Wouldn't that be the same thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by markdgenesis View Post
    Wouldn't that be the same thing?
    Still too much room for error.

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    I took a crows foot and cut the open end wrench off where the extension goes into to. I then welded a box end wrench on instead. Works great. Ive used a standard crows foot before, but they don't work worth a crap to torque with.

    They do sell a box end crows foot for doing this job, but i needed one at one time and had to improvise.
    http://www.watcon.com/Catalog_Pages/...ch_Adapter.htm

    Randy has one listed on his webpage.

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    Hi, thats what i need. I seen Napa autoparts stores have them but not sure on the closed end ones. My meighbor has a set he said i can use for now. As far as me torquing down the cylinders already, can i just loosen them back up then retorque them later when i install the exhaust manifold? I did put a very very thin film of gasket sealer on the gaskets.

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