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The BHG replacement has been done...
Here are what's done to the engine:
Head rebuilt 3 angle job with very smooth finish.
The block checked with straight edge feeler and cleaned thoroughly.
2.00 mm Titan Motor Sport MLS head gasket.
ARP head bolts.
NGK new plugs and wires.
All new gaskets throughout..
New belts, new water pump, new thermostat, and new hoses.

Now,
The head gasket was torqued to 80 lb/ft and after test driving it, we noticed that there is a visible oil leak coming from the front where the timing belt is.
The question is, should we re-torgue the head gasket to a higher number? and what number should we go up to? 90 lb/ft?
Or we should take the head out and check for any possible problems?

All suggestions are very welcomed
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Did you put FIPG (form in place gasket; Toyota's "RTV") on the seams where the timing cover meets the top of the block (under the head gasket)? If not, that could be your leak. The TSRM specifically addresses this.
 

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Well,
I really didn't know about the FIPG.
My mechanic did the work, I will be meeting him tomorrow and do some checking..
Will I be able to re-use the TMS MHG or should I be buying another one?

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Nope I think the gaskets are a one time good deal but I could be wrong. Once you torque them they are compressed to form the seal
 
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