As I'm wrapping this project up, I have a few lingering questions if anyone would care to comment on.
1. The GM service manual said to torque the head bolts to 18 ft/lbs, then 60 deg. another 60 deg. another 60 deg. and a final 10 deg. so that is what I did.
After already doing this, I later came across a website that says for a 2004, you are supposed to torque them to 18 ft/lbs, then 70 deg., another 70 deg. and a final 50 deg. and the 2005 should be torqued like I did. Well since my car is a 2004, is this going to be a problem? They both add up to 190 deg. so I'm not sure what difference this would make, but I'm a little paranoid if I did it wrong?
2. I see no way to hold the cam sprockets so they can be torqued to the proper ft/lbs. I obviously don't want the cams turning since it is bolted back onto the block now. I cranked them on tight with my air impact wrench. Is this going to be good enough? If not, how to do I hold the stupid things down to torque them properly???
thanks guys. JP