TrueGrimmReaper said:The head gasket issue on the American side was a problem with the material used I think.
Or if you have replaced the headgaskets with the new ones.From what I understand the 2.5 Liter engines head gasket issues have been resolved in the 200 or 2001 model year. [/B]
absolutely correct, altho a lot of people do so, apparently often without major ill effects. many mfgrs these days specify using "torque angle" instead of ft-lb or n-m these days to measure head bolt torque....this is a measure of when the bolt begins to stretch and elongate, as once this happens, the ft-lb/n-m of torque increases less for each degree of turning of the bolt head than it did before it hit that point. any time you see a head bolt torque spec expressed in terms of troque angle, this is a good hint that the bolts may be the need-to-replace kind.As for head bolts, I think for the past few years these cars have had stretch bolts which maintain constant compression on the joint under all conditions. They should not be re-used once undone.