1997-2001 Honda CR250 – Top End Service – Part 13: Cylinder Head Installation

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1997 - 2001 Honda CR250 - Top End Service - Part 13 - Cylinder Head Installation

How To Install The Cylinder Head On Your 97-01 Honda CR250

1997 - 2001 Honda CR250 - Top End Service - Part 13 - Cylinder Head InstallationThe Tools You Will Need

  • Foot Pound Torque Wrench
  • 12mm Socket
  • 12mm Wrench
  • 14mm Socket
  • 8mm Hex Wrench/Socket
  • 13/16 Inch Spark Plug Socket
  • Phillips Head Screwdriver
  • (Master Tools & Parts List Below)

The Parts You Will Need

Pre-Service Notes

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  • Pictures with captions are after the steps below.
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Cylinder Head Installation

  1. Double-check the mating surfaces for cleanliness. Install a new gasket with the indentations facing up, and the tab at the rear.
  2. Place your cylinder head, and install the mounting nuts finger tight.
  3. Torque the mounting nuts in the same pattern as the removal video, turning the nuts ¼ turn at a time until you reach torque. Torque the mounting nuts to 20 ft-lbs.
  4. Install the hanger plates, and torque the bolts to 20 ft-lbs.
  5. Install a new spark plug, and torque to 13 ft-lbs.
  6. Finally, install your coolant hose.
Install a new gasket with the indentations facing up, and the tab at the rear.
Install a new gasket with the indentations facing up, and the tab at the rear.
Place your cylinder head, and install the mounting nuts finger tight.
Place your cylinder head, and install the mounting nuts finger tight.

1997 - 2001 Honda CR250 - Top End Service - Part 13 - Cylinder Head Installation - Install Mounting Nuts

Torque the mounting nuts in the same pattern as the removal video, turning the nuts ¼ turn at a time until you reach torque. Torque the mounting nuts to 20 ft-lbs.
Torque the mounting nuts in the same pattern as the removal video, turning the nuts ¼ turn at a time until you reach torque. Torque the mounting nuts to 20 ft-lbs.
Install the hanger plates, and torque the bolts to 20 ft-lbs.
Install the hanger plates, and torque the bolts to 20 ft-lbs.
Install a new spark plug, and torque to 13 ft-lbs.
Install a new spark plug, and torque to 13 ft-lbs.
Finally, install your coolant hose.
Finally, install your coolant hose.

Torque Specifications

  • Mounting Nuts 20 ft-lbs.
  • Hanger Plates 20 ft-lbs.
  • Spark Plug 13 ft-lbs.

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