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Thread: FYI: L3 Engine Torque Specs

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    Default FYI: L3 Engine Torque Specs

    This is a copy and paste from an old forum, SO I TAKE NO CREDIT AT ALL, but has always been a great reference

    HEAD

    Loosening order:
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    (I personally recommend a few loosening steps)

    Tightening order:
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ID:	18077Step 1: 3-11 Nm (27-97 in-lbf)
    Step 2: 13-17 Nm (116-150 in-lbf)
    Step 3: 43-47 Nm (32-34 ft-lbf)
    Step 4: 88-92
    Step 5: 88-92
    (for stock bolts only!)

    CAM CAPS

    Loosening order:
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ID:	18078Tightening order:
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ID:	18079Step 1: 5-9 Nm (45-79 in-lbf)
    Step 2: 14-17 Nm (11-12 ft-lbf)


    VALVE COVER

    Loosening order:
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ID:	18080Tightening order:Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	180818-10 Nm (71-84 lb-in)

    OIL PAN

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ID:	1808217-23 Nm (13-16 ft-lbf)

    CRANK BOLT

    Tightening:
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    Step 1: 96-104 Nm (71-76 ft-lbf)
    Step 2: 87-93

    TIMING COVER

    Tightening order:

    Bolts 1-18: 8-11 Nm (71-97 lb-in)
    Bolts 19-22: 40-55 Nm (30-40 lb-ft)

    WATER PUMP

    Tightening:

    Bolts 1: 17-23 Nm (13-16 lb-ft)
    Bolts 2: 8-11 Nm (71-97 lb-in)

    REAR MAIN SEAL

    Tightening order:

    8-11 Nm (71-97 lb-in)


    EXHAUST MANIFOLD

    Tightening order:

    43-64 Nm (32-47 lb-ft)


    OIL PUMP

    Tightening order:

    Step 1: 8-12 Nm (71-106 in-lbf)
    Step 2: 17-23 Nm (13-16 ft-lbf)


    CAM SPROCKETS

    Tightening:


    69-75 Nm (51-55 ft-lbf) (both sides)


    THROTTLE BODY

    Tightening order:

    8-11 Nm (71-97 lb-in)

    FLYWHEEL

    Tightening order:

    151.3 - 161.1 Nm (111.6 - 118.8 ft-lbf)

    PRESSURE PLATE

    Tightening order:

    Tighten in a MINIMUM of 2 steps ending with 25-33 Nm (19-24 ft-lbf)

    FUEL RAIL COVER8-10 Nm (71-88 in-lbf)

    THERMOSTAT8-10 Nm (71-88 in-lbf)

    TIMING COMPONENTS

    Bolts 1: 8-11 Nm (71-97 in-lbf)
    Bolts 2: 20-30 Nm (15-22 ft-lbf)

    HIGH PRESSURE FUEL PUMP (HPFP)

    (the E8 bolts) 9-11 Nm (80-97 in-lbf)

    17-23 Nm (13-16 ft-lbf)

    PCV PLATE8-11 Nm (71-97 in-lbf)

    POWER STEERING DUMMY PULLEY19-25 Nm (15-18 ft-lbf)

    IDLER PULLEY20-30 Nm (15-22 ft-lbf)

    FUEL RAIL

    1. 17-23 Nm, 13-16 ft/lbs
    2. 22-25 Nm, 17-18 ft/lbs
    3. 24-35 Nm, 18-25 ft/lbs
    4. 8-11 Nm, 71-97 in/lbs
    5. 17-23 Nm, 13-16 ft/lbs
    6. 16-24 Nm, 12-17 ft/lbs

    FRONT HUB

    1. 236-275 Nm, 175-202 ft/lbs
    2. 82-101 Nm, 61-74 ft/lbs
    3. 64-74 Nm, 48-54 ft/lbs
    4. 43-60 Nm, 32-44 ft/lbs
    5. 4-6 Nm, 36-53 in/lbs
    6. 38-50 Nm, 29-36 ft/lbs
    7. 44-58 Nm, 33-42 ft/lb

    ALTERNATOR

    1. 38-51 Nm, 29-37 ft/lbs
    2. 38-51 Nm, 29-37 ft/lbs
    3. 8-10 Nm, 71-88 ft/lbs
    4. 8-10 Nm, 71-88 ft/lbs
    5. 10-14 Nm, 89-123 in/lbs

    KNOCK SENSOR16-24 Nm, 12-17 ft/lbs

    COIL PACKS6-9.5 Nm, 54-84 in/lbs

    CRANK SENSOR


    1. 5.5-7.5 Nm, 49-66 in/lbs

    CAM SENSOR5.5-7.5 Nm, 49-66 in/lbs

    MAIN BOLTS

    Step 1: 3-7 N-m (27-62 in-lbf)
    Step 2: 23-27 N-m (17-20 ft-lbf)
    Step 3: 38-42 N-m (28-31 ft-lbf)
    Step 4: Loosen all the bolts (until bolts are torque-free)
    Step 5: 3-7 N-m (27-62 in-lbf)
    Step 6: 18-22 N-m (13-16 ft-lbf)
    Step 7: 87.5-92.5
    (for stock bolts only!)

    ROD BOLTS

    Step 1: 26-31 N-m (20-23 ft-lbf)
    Step 2: 80-100

    OIL SQUIRTERS

    7.8-10.8 N-m (70-95 in-lbf)
    Last edited by Nexus; 29-06-2020 at 04:33 PM. Reason: Due to limit of 30 pictures, had to edit post to remove and include more

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    Have promoted this thread to a sticky in howto section of forum. Am in the process of importing images.

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