Torque Specs
These specs may not be correct for your application.
Verify your engine specs with a service manual for your year and model.
always torque bolts in three equal increments
Bolts or Parts Lube or Sealer Torque to:
Main Caps 396-427
(2 bolt)
Engine Oil 95 ft-lbs.
Main Caps 396-454
(4 bolt)
Inner and Outer bolts
Engine Oil
110 ft-lbs.
If you are using ARP bolts, you MUST use
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3/8 Connecting Rod Bolt Engine Oil 50 ft-lbs.
7/16 Connecting Rod Bolt Engine Oil 70 ft-lbs.
Cylinder Heads
Engine oil (blind hole)
Sealer (water jacket)
75 ft-lbs. (long bolts)
65 ft-lbs. (short bolts)
Rocker Studs (screw-in) Engine Oil 50 ft-lbs.
Oil Pump Engine Oil 65 ft-lbs.
Oil Pan Engine Oil 12 ft-lbs.
Cam Sprocket
(upper gear)
Thread Locker 20 ft-lbs.
Timing Cover Engine Oil 6 ft-lbs.
Intake Manifold
(Cast Iron Heads)
Non- Hardening Sealer 25 ft-lbs.
Valve Cover Engine Oil 3 ft-lbs.
Exhaust Manifold Anti-Seize Lubricant 25 ft-lbs.
Spark Plugs No Lube or Sealer 20 ft-lbs.
Flexplate (Automatic)
Flywheel (Clutch)
Thread Locker 60 ft-lbs.
Clutch Pressure Plate Thread Locker 35 ft-lbs.
(Harmonic Damper)
Engine Oil 85 ft-lbs.
(Transmission to Block)
Engine Oil 25 ft-lbs.