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Automotive Torque Specifications

Home Ford Ford Full Size 1975-87

Ford And Mercury Full Size 1975-87

LTD, Custom 500, Country Squire and Crown Victoria
Marquis, Grand Marquis and Colony Park


7.5L (460cu. in.)
Component Torque
alternator adjusting arm-to-Block bolt 35-50 ft. lbs.
alternator adjusting arm-to-Cylinder head bolt 24-40 ft. lbs.
alternator bracket-to-Block bolt 35-50 ft. lbs.
alternator pivot bolt 45-57 ft. lbs.
camshaft sprocket bolt 40-45 ft. lbs.
camshaft thrust plate bolts 9-12 ft. lbs.
crankshaft damper-to-Crankshaft bolt 70-90 ft. lbs.
crankshaft pulley-to-Damper bolts 35-50 ft. lbs.
cylinder head bolts step 1 80 ft. lbs.
step 2 110 ft. lbs.
step 3 130-140 ft. lbs.
distributor hold down bolt 20 ft. lbs.
EGR valve-to-Carburetor spacer 12-18 ft. lbs.
engine mount-to-Engine bolt 40-60 ft. lbs.
engine mount insulator nuts 20-35 ft. lbs.
exhaust manifold bolts 28-33 ft. lbs.
flywheel bolts 75-85 ft. lbs.
fuel pump-to-Block or timing cover bolts 19-27 ft. lbs.
intake manifold bolts 22-32 ft. lbs.
intake manifold vacuum fittings 6-10 ft. lbs.
main bearing cap bolts 95-105 ft. lbs.
oil filter adapter-to-Block 40-50 ft. lbs.
oil filter-to-Adapter or block NOTE
oil filter insert-to-Block/Adapter 45-55 ft. lbs.
oil inlet tube-to-Main bearing cap 22-32 ft. lbs.
oil inlet tube-to-Pump 12-18 ft. lbs.
oil pan bolts 1/4 in. bolts 7-9 ft. lbs.
5/16 in. bolts 9-11 ft. lbs.
oil pan drain plug 15-25 ft. lbs.
oil pump-to-Block bolts 22-32 ft. lbs.
radiator fan-to-Water pump bolts/Nuts 12-18 ft. lbs.
rocker arm cover bolts 5-6 ft. lbs.
rocker arm bolt/Stud-to-Cylinder head 18-25 ft. lbs.
rod bearing cap nuts 45-50 ft. lbs.
spark plugs 5-10 ft. lbs.
starter mounting bolts 15-20 ft. lbs.
thermactor pump adjusting arm-to-Pump 22-32 ft. lbs.
thermactor pump bracket-to-Block 35-50 ft. lbs.
thermactor pump pivot bolt 35-50 ft. lbs.
thermostat housing-to-Engine bolts 12-18 ft. lbs.
timing cover bolts (5/16 in.) 15-21 ft. lbs.
water pump-to-Block or timing cover bolts 15-25 ft. lbs.
NOTE Turn oil filter an additional 1/2 turn, after filter 
seal contacts engine.


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