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Unread 10-18-2010, 05:05 PM   #1
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exhaust manifold torque specs and pattern?

Hey i cant find my haynes manual...anyone know of somewhere online that has the pattern in which to install and tighten the manifold bolts and to what torque specs?

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Unread 10-18-2010, 05:55 PM   #2
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its 24 ft lbs...

i couldnt fit my torque wrench in there so i just put em as tight as i could
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Yeah 24 ft lbs except for the two out most nuts they're 23 ft lbs. I beleive it's something to do with them being nuts on studs, but it's stupid. 1 ft lbs for that size of a bolt going into cast iron So I just torqued them all at 24 ft lbs. As far as the tightening pattern, snug everything up(finger tight) then start in the middle & work your way outward. BTW if you're ever in question and don't have the time or resources that goes with most anything unless there are engineering mistakes. Start in the middle and work your way outward.
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I just installed my intake/exhaust on my '87 Renix tonight and IIRC when I looked the book I noticed the H.O. bolt pattern. It was the the center bolt towards the rear on the bottom as #1, then the center bolt towards to the front on the bottom as #2. Then the center bolt on top as #3, then possibly the next centered bolts on the bottom, followed by their corresponding top bolts, then the bottom outside. Again, it is different that the Renix but I did take a look at the H.O. models and I think thats correct.

I ended up getting to use a torque wrench but it took a lot of combination of extensions and stuff, lol. It really sucked
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And every time you add an extension or swivel, the torque value changed/reduced.

I just tighten them up in 3 "pulls". Seat all the fasteners kinda hand tight in the first sequence. Start snugging them down in the second sequence. And put a good final tighten on them in the last sequence.
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I want to add that I just did this and have a little say.

I just pulled em pretty darn tight cause let me tell you, they were on tight when i took em off.

This weekend I went to re-tighten them per the instructions and a couple were almost finger loose. So make sure you re-tighten them again after a couple hundred miles
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I want to add that I just did this and have a little say.

I just pulled em pretty darn tight cause let me tell you, they were on tight when i took em off.

This weekend I went to re-tighten them per the instructions and a couple were almost finger loose. So make sure you re-tighten them again after a couple hundred miles
And do this on a COLD engine.
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And do this on a COLD engine.
YES!
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ggot my engine all back togehter!!! its smokin but my buddy says it because of the oily coating they put on the manifold...makes sense
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