Pontiac Engine Torque Specs

Pontiac Engine Torque Specs

These are general guidelines. Final torque ratings may vary and need to be determined based on application and parts used.

Bolts or Parts Lube or Sealer Torque to:

Main Caps

Engine Oil 95 ft-lbs.

Rear Main Cap

Engine Oil

120 ft-lbs.

Warning!!!    If you are using ARP bolts, you must use
their specs. 
Stock Connecting Rod Bolts Assembly Lube 45 ft-lbs.
SD Connecting Rod Bolts Assembly Lube 65 ft-lbs.

Cylinder Heads

Engine oil

95 ft-lbs.

Rocker Studs (screw-in Hex Head) Engine Oil 55 ft-lbs.

Rocker Arm Nuts

(Non-Adjustable Rockers)

Assembly Lube 20 ft-lbs.
Oil Pump Bolts Engine Oil 30 ft-lbs.
Oil Pump Cover Bolts Engine Oil 15 ft-lbs.
Windage Tray Engine Oil 15 ft-lbs.
Oil Pan Engine Oil 12 ft-lbs.
Camshaft Thrust Plate Engine Oil 15 ft-lbs.

Cam Sprocket/Timing Gear

(upper)

Thread Locker 45 ft-lbs.
Timing Cover to Block Engine Oil 35 ft-lbs.
Water Pump to Cover Engine Oil 10 ft-lbs.

Single Timing Cover to

Intake bolt

Install rubber o-ring with light RTV silcone 10 ft-lbs.
Valley Pan Bolts Engine Oil 15 ft-lbs.

Intake Manifold

(Cast Iron Heads)

Non- Hardening Sealer 40 ft-lbs.
Valve Cover Engine Oil 8 ft-lbs.
Exhaust Manifold Anti-Seize Lubricant 30 ft-lbs.
Spark Plugs No Lube or Sealer 20 ft-lbs.

Flexplate (Automatic)

Flywheel (Clutch)

Thread Locker 95 ft-lbs.
Clutch Pressure Plate Thread Locker 25 ft-lbs.

Centerbolt

(Harmonic Damper)

Thread Locker 160 ft-lbs.

Bellhousing

(Transmission to Block)

Engine Oil 40 ft-lbs.