ENGINE # 3313792--1919 w STARTER
Do I need washers for my new head bolts?
Thank you, Paul in Tacoma
Don't think so.
I believe if the threads in the block are clean down to the bottom of their bores and the block/head haven't been shaved down too much then washers aren't required. Mine had washers when I got it so I just put them back on.
I assume that you are using an original head. If you are using an aluminum head the manufacturer recommends washers.
Or if you are trying to install a low head with high head bolts. Otherwise, clean the holes out land dry fit the head without gasket. The head bolts should go all the way down without the gasket on.
In ALL cases it's a Very good practice to install the head without the gasket and check to make sure the bolts do not bottom out. Also make sure all head bolts are the same length. That's a perfect time to crank over the engine to insure the pistons have clearance as well.
Yes, the alum Z head comes with washers that protect the head.