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Old 01-08-2013, 09:47 AM   #1
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Default cam cap torque specs

Can someone confirm how tight I should be doing the cam caps up?

I see 14.2nm online but that doesn't seem very tight to me?

also should i be using a dab of blue locktite in the bolts?

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Old 01-08-2013, 09:53 AM   #2
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11.3-14.2 Nm is the spec. Yes, it isn't very tight. I do not believe there is any need to locktite it.

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I've had good luck with tightening them by hand, as my torque wrench doesn't do in-lbs. I use a 1/4" ratchet, choked up with my hand around the socket, and tighten them by feel. Just be sure everything is clean, I also don't think locktite is required. I've assembled 4 or 5 engines this way.

Use this method at your own risk.
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No lock tite on cam cap bolts.
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