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RE: bolt torque

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Subject: RE: bolt torque
From: Chuck Renner <>
Date: Thu, 26 Sep 2002 11:15:02 -0500
>                    Anyone know the torque for bolts that hold the cam 
> retaining plate on. Broke one off at 20lbs. luckily enough 
> was still out of 
> the block and I could grip it  after I took the front plate 
> off. Cant find it 
> any of the manuals.

Don't feel too bad.  I did exactly the same thing.  Had the torque wrench
set for the front plate, and the brain didn't engage that those bolts were
too small for that torque.  IIRC, I torqued them to around 12 ft-lbs.  For
future reference, here's a useful chart of generic torque values to use for
various nuts and bolts:

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