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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

Engines

V8 Engines
Component Torque
Camshaft Sprocket Bolt 40-45 ft. lbs.
Camshaft Thrust Plate-to-Engine Bolts 9-12 ft. lbs.
Crankshaft Pulley-to-
Vibration Damper Bolts
35-50 ft. lbs.
Cylinder Head Bolts All Except 1993 Flanged Bolts Step 1 55-65 ft. lbs.
Step 2 65-72 ft. lbs.
1993 Flanged Bolts NOTE 1
Exhaust Manifold Bolts All Except 1993 HO Cobra 18-24 ft. lbs.
1993 HO Cobra 26-32 ft. lbs.
Flywheel/Driveplate-to-
Crankshaft Bolts
75-85 ft. lbs.
Intake Manifold Bolts Note 2
Upper Intake Manifold-to-
Intake Manifold Bolts
12-18 ft. lbs.
Main Bearing Cap Bolts 60-70 ft. lbs.
Oil Filter Insert-to-Engine Adapter Bolt 20-30 ft. lbs.
Oil Pan 1979 Step1 Large Bolts 11-13 ft. lbs.
Small Bolts 7-9 ft. lbs.
Step 2 Large Bolts 15-17 ft. lbs.
Small Bolts 10-12 ft. lbs.
1980-87 9-11 ft. lbs.
1988 and up 6-9 ft. lbs.
Oil Pick-up Tube-to-Main Bearing Cap Nut 22-32 ft. lbs.
Oil Pick-up Tube-to-Oil Pump Bolts 1979-87 10-15 ft. lbs.
1988 and up 12-18 ft. lbs.
Oil Pump Bolts 22-32 ft. lbs.
Rocker Arm Fulcrum Bolts 18-25 ft. lbs.
Thermostat Housing-to-Engine Bolts Through 1987 9-12 ft. lbs.
1988 and up 12-18 ft. lbs.
Timing Chain Cover Bolts 12-18 ft. lbs.
Valve Cover Bolts 10-13 ft. lbs.
Water Pump Mounting Bolts 12-18 ft. lbs.
NOTE 1 Step 1 Tighten bolts in sequence to 25-35 ft. lbs.
Step 2 Tighten bolts in sequence to 45-55 ft. lbs.
Step 3 Tighten bolts in sequence an additional turn.
NOTE 2 Step 1 Tighten bolts in sequence to 23-25 ft. lbs.
Step 2 After assembly, retorque all bolts in sequence to 23-25 ft. lbs.
Fig. 1 Cylinder head torque sequence-All V8s
Intake manifold torque sequence
Fig. 2 Intake manifold torque sequence-All V8s
Timing mark alignment
Fig. 3 Timing mark alignment-3.8L and all V8s
Firing order: 1-5-4-2-6-3-7-8
Fig. 4 Firing order and cylinder location-all V8s

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