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Automotive Torque Specifications

Home Ford Mercury Ford Mustang 1979-93 and Mercury Capri 1979-96

Ford Mustang 1979-93 and Mercury Capri 1979-86


2.8L V6
Component Torque
Camshaft Gear Bolt 30-36 ft. lbs.
Camshaft Thrust Plate Bolts 12-15 ft. lbs.
Crankshaft Damper Bolt 92-103 ft. lbs.
Cylinder Head Bolts Step 1 29-40 ft. lbs.
Step 2 40-51 ft. lbs.
Step 3 65-80 ft. lbs.
Exhaust Manifold Bolts 27-49 ft. lbs.
Exhaust Pipe-to-Manifold Nuts 25-35 ft. lbs.
Flywheel/Driveplate-to-Crankshaft Bolts 47-51 ft. lbs.
Front Cover Plate Bolts 12-15 ft. lbs.
Front Cover Bolts 12-15 ft. lbs.
Intake Manifold Bolts/Nuts Step 1 3-6 ft. lbs.
Step 2 6-11 ft. lbs.
Step 3 11-15 ft. lbs
Step 4 15-18 ft. lbs.
Step 5 NOTE
Main Bearing Cap Bolts 65-75 ft. lbs.
Oil Pan Bolts 7-10 ft. lbs.
Oil Pump Inlet Tube-to-Main Bearing Cap Bolt 12-15 ft. lbs.
Oil Pump Inlet Tube-to-Pump Bolt 7-9 ft. lbs.
Rocker Arm Cover Bolts 3-5 ft. lbs.
Rocker Arm Shaft Support Bolts 43-49 ft. lbs.
Rod Bearing Cap Nuts 21-25 ft. lbs.
Thermostat Housing-to-Engine Bolts 12-15 ft. lbs.
Water Pump Mounting Bolts 7-9 ft. lbs.
NOTE After engine has been warmed, retighten bolts in sequence to 15-18 ft. lbs.
Cylinder head torque sequence
Fig. 1 Cylinder head torque sequence-2.8L
Intake manifold torque sequence
Fig. 2 Intake manifold torque sequence-2.8L
Camshaft thrust plate under camshaft gear
Fig. 3 Camshaft thrust plate location-2.8L
Timing mark alignment    NOTE: Do not align with centerline of cam and crank shafts!
Fig. 4 Timing mark alignment-2.8L
Firing order=1-4-2-5-3-6
Fig. 5 Firing order and cylinder location-2.8L

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