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3.8 Torque Specs


3.8L Torque Specifications*
V6 Engine (ft-lbs unless otherwise indicated)

Camshaft sprocket bolt........................................30 to 36
Camshaft thrust plate bolts .................................72 to 120 in-lbs
Timing chain cover-to-pock bolts ........................15 to 22
Water pump-to-timing chain cover bolts.............15 to 22
Oil pan mounting bolts ........................................84 to 108 in-lbs
Oil pump and filter body to front cover
8mm bolt.............................................. ..........17 to 23
6mm bolt.............................................. ..........72 to 96 in-lbs

Cylinder head bolts
1994 and 1995
Step 1................................................. .........15
Step 2................................................. .........29
Step 3................................................. .........37
Step 4................................................. .........Loosen 2 to 3 turns (DO NOT loosen all the bolts at the same time, from this point on work on one bolt at a time)
Step 5
Long bolts............................................. ...11 to 19
Short bolts ...............................................7 to 15
Step 6................................................. .........Tighten an additional 90-degrees

1996 and later
Step 1................................................. .........15
Step 2................................................. .........29
Step 3................................................. .........36
Step 4................................................. .........Loosen 2 to 3 turns (DO NOT loosen all the bolts at the same time, from this point on work on one bolt at a time)
Step 5
Long bolts............................................. ...29 to 37
Short bolts ...............................................11 to 18
Step 6................................................. .........Tighten an additional 180-degrees

Rocker arm fulcrum bolts
1994 and 1995
Step 1................................................. .........44 in-lbs
Step 2................................................. .........19 to 25
1996 and later
Step 1................................................. .........44 in-lbs
Step 2................................................. .........22 to 29

Intake manifold-to-cylinder head bolts
1994 and 1995
Step 1................................................. .........96 in-lbs
Step 2................................................. .........15
1996 and later
Step 1................................................. .........72 in-lbs
Step 2................................................. .........108 in-lbs
Exhaust manifold bolts ........................................23 to 26
Crankshaft pulley-to-vibration damper bolts .................................................. ............20 to 28
Valve cover bolts .................................................7 2 to 108 in-lbs
Vibration damper bolt..........................................103 to 132
Flywheel/driveplate mounting bolts .....................54 to 64
Wheel lug nuts.............................................. .......85 to 105
Spart plugs .................................................. ........7 to 14
Firing order............................................. .............1-4-2-5-3-6

*After assembly, retorque with the engine hot.
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great post! now i dont have to look all this stuff up thanks
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couldn't leave all my little v6 brothers out.....
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thanks man, your little brothers thank you
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good now make it a sticky
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Originally Posted by Twist 2 Go
good now make it a sticky
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.. sorry but I dont really understand whats being listed here.. is it a list of what to do to gain more rear torque??
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no, it's a list of how tight the bolts for a particular item need to be when you are re-assembling an engine
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can you do the pressure plate and flyaheel bolts also
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I Have A 2002 Mustang V6 And My List Of Modds Are: Performance Chip,intake,mac Headers ,x Pypes (just 2 Cats Deleted) ,duals And Msd Wires.
I Havent Tested On A Dyno So Can Anyone Tell Me An Estimate Of Numbers That I'm Putting To My Car?
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this was not the right place to post this. this is talking about how much torque you need to put on bolts on the car, not how much torque youre putting out
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